Dallas Cowboys: 4 second-wave free agents that still make sense
Austin Reiter, Center
Are the Cowboys sold on 2020 fourth-rounder Tyler Biadasz as their starter at center? It appeared Biadaz was well on his way to being the long-term replacement to All-Pro Travis Frederick, who surprisingly up and retired last offseason.
But Biadasz started only four games as a rookie, between Weeks 5-8. A hamstring injury landed him on Injured Reserve starting in Week Nine. And when Biadasz was ready to return, Dallas opted to keep Joe Looney as the starter instead.
With Looney currently being a free agent, Biadasz appears to be the clear-cut choice to inherit the starting role. Yet, does the coaching staff actually believe he’s ready to be the starter?
If the Cowboys think the 23-year old Biadasz needs more time to develop, re-signing Looney would likely be the most inexpensive move the team could make. And that would also keep some of the chemistry along the O-line intact. But if Dallas is looking to upgrade the position, even if only for one season, Austin Reiter could be an option.
A seventh-round selection by Washington back in 2015, the 29-year old Reiter has been the Kansas City Chiefs primary starting center over the past two seasons. According to Pro Football Focus, he didn’t allow a sack or commit a single penalty in 867 snaps last season. Being the center to Patrick Mahomes and moving to Dak Prescott seems ideal, but only for the right price.