2. Offensive Tackle
Again, this position is top-heavy, but not exactly deep.
Dallas does have one of the best starting left tackles in the NFL in Tyron Smith. Their first-round pick from 2011 has been a beast for years, but he’s also struggled with health. His last full season of play came in 2015, and he’s missed 20 games over the past two years alone.
The hope is that he stays healthy, and if he does, they should be fine on that side of the line. As for the right, they’re banking on Terence Steele taking his next step as a pro.
Steele was an undrafted free agent out of Texas Tech in 2020 and has started 27 games over his first two years in the NFL. He did well enough to convince the coaching staff he could replace La’el Collins — which is no easy task.
While they do feel good about their starters, Dallas could be in trouble if either succumbs to an injury. Right now, they have two players battling for the swing tackle spot who have never played in an NFL game.
One is rookie Matt Waletzko, who was selected in Round 5 of the 2022 NFL Draft out of North Dakota. The other is Josh Ball, who was taken last year in the fourth round but missed his rookie campaign due to an injury. There are no veteran options beyond the starters, meaning this position has a lot of question marks behind Smith and Steele.