Top 5 Cowboys’ position battles heading into OTAs/training camp

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It’s officially time to start thinking about 2022 for the Dallas Cowboys. The bulk of free agency is behind us. The 2022 NFL Draft is behind us. Undrafted free agents have been signed. Now, the former players and new Cowboys additions will battle it out in OTAs and training camp to see who earns starting and depth spots.

With several holes to fill after the 2021 season, there will definitely be a lot of positional battles during this offseason programming. While some veterans should feel very secure in their spots, others definitely run the risk of losing their spot to a rookie or UDFA. Plus, the UDFAs will battle it out to see who can earn a spot on the 53-man roster or the practice squad.

With all of that being said, let’s take a look at which positions to keep an eye on during OTAs and camp.

The top 5 positional battles to watch out for in Dallas Cowboys’ OTAs and training camp

Cowboys, Tyler Biadasz
Oct 31, 2021; Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA; Dallas Cowboys center Tyler Biadasz (63) against the Minnesota Vikings during the game at U.S. Bank Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jeffrey Becker-USA TODAY Sports /

5. The Battle at Center

Tyler Biadasz vs. Matt Farniok vs. Alec Lindstrom

You wouldn’t think that this would be a position that could see a change to begin the season, but the comments from Stephen Jones leading up to the 2022 NFL Draft put Matt Farniok’s name out there as competition to Tyler Biadasz going into camp.

We know that at the end of the season, we saw better play out of Biadasz than how his season began, but it seems like the damage was done in the minds of upper management. The Cowboys even went so far as to take time to look at centers in the draft and signed undrafted free agent Alec Lindstrom out of Boston College.

This was seen as a good pick-up by many around the league who thought Lindstrom had the ability to be drafted in the later rounds. By adding Lindstrom, Dallas now has three players who have the ability to play center.

Biadasz has the experience after starting the past two seasons. Farniok has a season under his belt but will have to show blocking improvement in order to beat out Biadasz. And, Lindstrom is the wildcard who could surprise all of us and win the job on Week 1.