5 free agents the Cowboys should finally wise up and sign

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Cordy Glenn, Cincinnati Bengals
Cincinnati Bengals offensive tackle Cordy Glenn (Tim Heitman-USA TODAY Sports) /

Cordy Glenn, Offensive Tackle

On Sunday, the Cowboys’ offensive line was forced to field one of their worst starting fives in recent memory against Washington due to various injuries. And that resulted in six sacks and quarterback Andy Dalton suffering a concussion.

The potential return of both right guard Zack Martin and center Joe Looney gives this unit hope against the Philadelphia Eagles in Week Eight, Still, the Cowboys can’t be happy with the current group they have along the depth chart. And plenty can happen between now and the end of the season as we haven’t even reached the midway point as of yet.

One of the major obstacles the Cowboys are battling with the group is inexperience. Last weekend, three of the Cowboys’ five starters are essentially rookies. Center Tyler Biadasz was a fourth round selection this year.

Right tackle Terence Steele was an undrafted rookie free agent this offseason. And right guard Connor McGovern missed his entire rookie season last year with a pectoral injury and recorded his first offensive snaps against the New York Giants just three weeks ago.

The Cowboys not only need more experience along their very young O-Line, they need bodies. With both starting tackles Tyron Smith and La’el Collins out for the season, someone like free agent offensive tackle Cordy Glenn fits the bill as a potential addition.

The 31-year old is a former second rounder whose started nearly 100 games in the NFL. Glenn played his first seven years with the Buffalo Bills, and the last two alongside Dalton as a member of the Cincinnati Bengals.

Last season, Glenn missed 10 games due to a concussion and shoulder injuries. The previous year he was a 13-game starter at left tackle in Cincinnati. The Bengals released him in March after failed attempts to trade him. Glenn might just be the perfect solution for the Cowboys to help secure their very shaky tackle position.