Chaz Green, Offensive Tackle
Chaz Green was essentially a glorified turnstile against the Falcons on Sunday afternoon. And we all knew he had the potential to play this bad. Green’s done it before. But he’s also proven he can be a serviceable left tackle too. And Green has done it when it counted.
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But the former third round pick’s performance in Atlanta, allowing virtual unknown Adrian Clayborn to rack up an incredible 6.0 sacks is unforgivable. I’m sorry, it is. And the fact the Cowboys coaching staff continued to allow Clayborn to abuse Green without giving him some help or replacing him earlier was infuriating.
Clearly, from the poor play of Green’s replacement, Byron Bell, Dallas felt like Chaz was the best they could do. This Cowboys team has a depth problem. Although it’s understandable that when a perennial Pro Bowler like Tyron Smith goes down, you simply don’t have another All-Pro on the bench to replace him.
But Green’s play was less than that of a bench player. I reckon head coach Jason Garrett could have held open tryouts on the morning before the game and found a more suitable replacement at left tackle. That’s a joke, obviously. But it highlights just how bad Green’s play really was.
I’m not sure anyone would be surprised if Chaz Green was released this week. But knowing the Cowboys, he’ll be once again set as the starter in their upcoming matchup with the 8-1 Eagles in Week 11 if Tyron Smith is still unable to play.