How the Dallas Cowboys can earn an ‘A’ in the draft

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3. Keep adding to the offensive line

This might be a given since the offensive line position can be considered one of the most underrated positions in football. More often than not, you likely need to have a solid offensive line to make a deep run in the postseason.

Furthermore, the Dallas Cowboys offensive line unit struggled last season. They gave up a total of 44 sacks and were arguably a big factor in why running back Ezekiel Elliott finished with just 979 yards on the ground, the worst rushing total of his career.

Although Dallas’ three top offensive linemen were hurt all year, they should have had solid replacements. Guard Zack Martin, tackle Tyron Smith, and tackle La’el Collins played a combined zero snaps together last year.

With Smith and Martin both 30 years old and battling injuries last season, the Cowboys should try to bolster their offensive line. If injuries do play a factor next season once again, they would have reliable replacements.

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The Cowboys should select at least two offensive linemen in the 2021 NFL Draft. If they can efficiently do this, Dallas’ offensive line next season could be one of the best.