Grading the Dallas Cowboys top rookies of the 2020 season

CeeDee Lamb, Dallas Cowboys, Mandatory Credit: Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports
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Tyler Biadasz, Dallas Cowboys
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Tyler Biadasz, Center

Fans of America’s Team were stunned by the surprise retirement of their five-time Pro Bowl center Travis Frederick. The announcement left Dallas more vulnerable along their offensive line than they had been for nearly a decade. The organization looked to address that vulnerability when they selected center Tyler Biadasz in the fourth round of the 2020 NFL Draft.

The pick was generally praised by football analysts and fans of America’s Team who were probably intrigued by the idea of picking another center from Wisconsin (Frederick played at Wisconsin). The selection of Biadasz generated some excitement among faithful Cowboys fans that he could be the successor to Frederick.

That excitement was temporarily put on hold when the team decided to give the starting nod to veteran center Joe Looney instead. However, it did not take long before the 23-year old would see the field. Biadasz was forced into action in the teams’ week three matchup against the Seattle Seahawks after Looney suffered a knee injury that forced Dallas to put him on the injured reserve list.

Biadasz started the next four games for the Cowboys until he suffered a hamstring injury that forced the team to put him on the injured reserve list. The move essentially ended the young centers’ rookie campaign. However, despite only starting four games for Dallas Biadasz was named to Pro Football Focus’s midseason All-Rookie team.

The Dallas Cowboys’ offensive line was riddled with injuries this season and what was once a strength of the team became a liability. The development of Biadasz should be something fans of America’s Team keep a close eye on in the coming years. Hopefully, he can find as much success as the last Badger to play center for Dallas.

Grade: C

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Despite a tough year for fans of America’s Team, they received inspiring performances from some of their top rookies. Hopefully, they can build upon their success from 2020 and continue to contribute to the team moving forward.