Dallas Cowboys: 5 thoughts going into preseason Week 2
The Dallas Cowboys should only keep seven offensive linemen
If you haven’t seen Amazon’s documentary series All or Nothing: the Dallas Cowboys I suggest you do. It’s a great inside look at the Cowboys 2017 season.
While watching the series I noticed how much of a glue guy Cowboys center Joe Looney is for the offensive line and the entire team. Looney isn’t special, but he is serviceable and his presence in the locker room has me convinced he makes the roster.
Marcus Martin hasn’t been good. He looks overweight and sluggish and now has a toe injury that will keep him sidelined for weeks according to Cowboys head coach Jason Garrett. Even if Martin hadn’t suffered the injury he is not good enough to make the roster.
Cameron Fleming was one of the best offseason additions the Cowboys made and is more than serviceable as the swing tackle. Chaz Green has been a disaster. His selection in the third round of the 2015 NFL Draft was one I disliked from the moment the notification came through to my phone.
Cowboys center Travis Frederick and Cowboys guard Zack Martin are iron men. Both of these stalwarts have missed zero games in their careers. Connor Williams is young and healthy, and Fleming can fill in at either tackle position if Cowboys tackles Tyron Smith or La’el Collins suffer an injury.
With the talent at other positions on the team, I feel the Cowboys should consider keeping only the seven offensive linemen that will be active on gameday. Why keep an inferior player on the 53-man roster who will only be inactive?