Nov 21, 2009; Green Bay, WI, USA; Dallas Cowboys center Andre Gurode (65) readies for a play during the game against the Green Bay Packers at Lambeau Field. The Packers defeated the Cowboys 17-7. Mandatory Credit: Jeff Hanisch-US PRESSWIRE

Arkin – Cowboys O-line Fail 1st Test


I just finished watching the Cowboys first pre-season game of 2012 and from the horrible play on the field, it was evident that the Dallas Cowboys are still on summer vacation. I know it was only the 1st pre-season game, but let’s not fool ourselves, this Offensive line is still a very big problem area for this team and needs to be addressed immediately.                               I expected OG David Arkin and the interior line to have some issues and be a little out of sync, but that effort and lack of cohesion was inexcusable.   The Cowboys need to make a move tonight and sign a veteran center and then reshuffle the line.  Start #78 Jermey Parnell at right tackle, move #68 Doug Free back to right guard to help Parnell and pull where he was at his best in 2010, sign and start center Andre Gurode, start #71 Nate Livings at left guard, and naturally keep future Pro Bowler #77 Tyron Smith at left tackle.  Parnell has good size and was the only bright spot I saw on the O-line all night.  Starting him at tackle and moving Free back inside will help solidify this out of sync O-line before it is too late.  We want tonight to be remembered as just a bad night, and not a sign of another lost season in Big D with Tony Romo lying on his back again watching the NY Giants defense celebrate another NFC east title.

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