5 young Dallas Cowboys who should shine in 2021

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3. Tyler Biadasz, C

When All-Pro center Travis Frederick decided to retire this offseason at the age of 29, it was certainly a surprise. But there was little panic.

And that was due to the Cowboys having retained the services of veteran backup center, Joe Looney, just days before the retirement announcement. The nine-year veteran had started 16 games in place of Frederick back in 2018 after the Pro Bowl center was diagnosed with an autoimmune disease.

While Looney gave Dallas security, Tyler Biadasz gave the center position in Dallas a future.

Selected in the fourth round of the 2020 NFL Draft out of Wisconsin, the same school the Cowboys drafted Frederick out of as a first-rounder seven years earlier, Biadasz ended up having to start four games as a rookie due to a knee injury that landed Looney on Injured Reserve.

Allowing just one sack through 426 snaps, Biadasz appears to be set to take over as the Cowboys’ starting center for the foreseeable future. And with Looney only on a one-year contract in Dallas, the Day Three selection should assume that starting role permanently in 2021.