4 options for the Cowboys at swing tackle other than Josh Ball

Eric Fisher. (Photo by Justin Casterline/Getty Images)
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1. Eric Fisher

The top pick back in 2013, Eric Fisher, was actually the first selection former Eagles coach Andy Reid made when he joined the Kansas City Chiefs. He never became the star Reid and his staff hoped he would be, but he was still a good starter that played for eight seasons with the Chiefs.

His time with them came to an end in the 2020 playoffs when he ruptured his Achilles. He was released in the offseason and signed with the Indianapolis Colts. The narrative was that Fisher struggled in 2021, but David Howman of Blogging the Boys believes the issue might have been the quarterback holding onto the ball too long which made the entire line look suspect.

"“He ended up signing a one-year deal with the Colts last year and played adequately, though much of the team’s offensive linemen struggled to adjust to quarterback Carson Wentz’s longer times spent holding the ball. Indianapolis did not re-sign Fisher, and it seems his performance last year has scared teams off from considering him a starter anymore. But in Dallas, Fisher would represent tremendous value as a swing tackle given his experience and pedigree.” — Howman, Blogging the Boys"

Dallas has made a habit of signing former high draft picks that need a fresh start after either an injury or just a disappointing season. They found success with Malik Hooker last year and are hoping the same for Dante Fowler in 2022. Then again, they have been burnt as well with this strategy, like when they added Gerald McCoy.

Having said that, the potential reward usually outweighs the risk, and with Fisher being 31, he could still have enough in the tank to be everything the Cowboys need.

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