We're doing a series to provide an outlook on the Cowboys' roster until training camp arrives. Episode 6, the interior of the offensive line.
The years come and go and Zack Martin remains elite. The Cowboys' right guard was the cream of the crop at the position for most of the last decade and his level currently remains at a high. He has maintained his place among the league's best guards even though the players next to him have changed (and, frankly, worsened). Martin will go down as a Hall of Famer once his career is over.
The other side of the line is a major unknown. Rookie Tyler Smith, a first-round pick, will start as a left guard, but nobody is really sure how he's going to fare after playing as tackle for most of his college career. The Cowboys need him to perform badly; they're on a dire financial situation and need all the cheap talent they can get.
Center Tyler Biadasz has been kind of a disappointment for the team so far and needs to show more this season as well. His place on the team for 2023 will be in danger if he fails to improve. The expectation when he was drafted out of Wisconsin was high; unfortunately for the Cowboys, every game he proves more and more how important Travis Frederick was for the team.
Interior offensive line grade: 3,5/5. Zack Martin is a superstar, but the Cowboys need one or two breaks to feel confident with this group.