Cowboys’ Offensive Line = San Antonio Spurs’ Big Three
When I say Cowboys’ offensive line, I specifically mean left tackle Tyron Smith, center Travis Frederick, and tight guard Zack Martin. These three were all drafted by the organization within a short period of time, and have dominated the league.
If you’re from Texas, that might sound familiar to another trio from this century. The Spurs’ Big Three, featuring Tim Duncan, Tony Parker, and Manu Ginobili, came together in the early 2000’s and consistently dominated for over 15 years.
The similarities between these two groups are eye opening. Both are the quiet type, letting their play on the field do the talking. The Cowboys’ trio possesses both talent and great technique, while the Spurs were most know for their fundamentals.
The Spurs’ Big Three were drafted within a five year stretch (1997-2001), while the Cowboys’ line came together in four (2011-2014).
Finally, this Spurs trio was known as great teammates and the foundation of one of the most consistent units in NBA history. It looks like this young Cowboys’ offensive line is following this same path.