The Dallas Cowboys entered the offseason with some holes to fix in their offense, and those
got bigger after Amari Cooper was traded to the Cleveland Browns. The major concern,
though, is perhaps one area of the team that was considered a strength for most of the last
decade, but it's far from its best days in 2022.
The offensive line will see a small rebuild with La'El Collins released for cap issues and
Connor Williams hitting the market and signing with the Miami Dolphins. The two remaining
superstars from the last decade, Tyron Smith and Zack Martin, have seen some injury
issues recently and their ages have become a cause for concern as well. Security for Dak
Prescott and the huge gaps opened for Ezekiel Elliott and Tony Pollard in the past might
become a bigger rarity in 2022.
Additionally, there have been some calls for center Tyler Biadasz to be replaced because of
his poor play in 2021.
First-round rookie Tyler Smith will step right into the left guard position, playing next to Tyron
and learning from the master himself - but the team hopes he can translate with ease to left
tackle when the veteran retires, which is something that Dallas can't forget that it's close to happening. On the right side, unproven swing tackle Terence Steele will take over from Collins, which is a major downgrade.
If the Cowboys want their offense to produce the same huge numbers from last season,
they'll have to hope for some positive surprises in their offensive line. There's no other way.