The pressure is on for Terence Steele | #DallasCowboys

Terence Steele is not the flashiest name in the Cowboys' offensive line, but this is a year where they badly need him to perform. Taking over from La'el Collins as the starting right tackle isn't the easiest job in the world, even if he played there for a few games the previous season, and Steele will have to prove that cutting Collins was a smart move by the franchise.

He's now entering his third year in the league and his improvement from day one has been really solid. Taking over from Tyron Smith as the left tackle in 2020, he surrendered almost ten sacks and was constantly beaten by opposing edge rushers, committing a lot of penalties as well. He did play much better the following season, working as the swing tackle and not allowing defensive players to beat him with ease, a fresh start after a much-maligned rookie year.

Steele now becomes a very important piece of the offensive line because he's one of the few trustworthy options. Smith is back to his left tackle job and Zack Martin is a rock as the right guard, but there'll be a new face with first-round rookie Tyler Smith as left guard and center Tyler Biadasz is a disappointment so far. The pressure will be right on Terence to make it work on the right side of the line.

The Cowboys were considered the best offensive line in the league for a long time during the last decade. Those times seem to be over, at least for now.