5 moves Cowboys should make before 2021 season begins

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Re-sign Joe Looney

The fact veteran interior lineman Joe Looney hasn’t been signed to an NFL team as of yet is a mystery. And the fact the Cowboys could think that everything is copacetic at the center position is either a product of arrogance, ignorance or simple penny-pinching.

Dallas is currently pinning their hopes on second-year center Tyler Biadasz sliding into the starting role despite him starting just four games as a rookie. And only one of those starts actually had quarterback Dak Prescott under center.

Perhaps the Cowboys feel that seventh-round rookie Matt Farniok is a suitable backup. Maybe they are willing to shift over guards like Connor McGovern or Connor Wiliams to center if needed.

But the fact is the Cowboys always preach positional competition. And there currently doesn’t seem to be one for the center position in Dallas. There isn’t much experience there either. That’s why re-signing Joe Looney, the longtime veteran who actually started 12 games for you just last season, should be done before training camp begins.