The 4 best surprises for the Dallas Cowboys in 2020

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Tyler Biadasz, Dallas Cowboys
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The Cowboys got a bit of coal in their stocking this offseason following the surprise retirement of former All-Pro center Travis Frederick. Luckily, Dallas had already re-signed veteran backup, Joe Looney, giving the team a viable option to replace Frederick with.

But as Looney is only on a one-year deal, the Cowboys needed to address the future of the position. And they did so in the fourth round of the 2020 NFL Draft. And with a player from the very same alma mater as Frederick.

With the 146th pick in the draft, the Cowboys selected Wisconsin center Tyler Biadasz. And while there was some early speculation the winner of the Rimington Trophy winner, which is given to the nation’s most outstanding college center, could emerge as the starter in Dallas early, Biadasz began his first season on the sidelines.

In fact, Biadasz played a total of two offensive snaps in his first two games. But a knee injury suffered by Looney thrust the rookie into the starting role, and he played well. According to Pro Football Focus, Biadasz has only allowed one sack in 426 snaps. Unfortunately, he’s also committed four penalties in nine games.

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The Dallas Cowboys appear to have hit another late-round home run, this time with Tyler Biadasz who could become the team’s center for the foreseeable future. The drafting of Biadasz is one of the rare positive surprises America’s Team discovered in an otherwise depressing season.