3 waived players around the NFL the Cowboys should consider

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1. Chuma Edoga, OT

Over the past few days, the Cowboys have been said to be looking around for help at the offensive tackle position. Once Tyron Smith went down with a torn hamstring, they realized Ball and Waletzko weren’t ready.

They should have had a plan already, especially considering Smith hasn’t played a full season since 2015, but they didn’t, so now they’re scrambling. One possible move is to kick rookie Tyler Smith outside to left tackle but that doesn’t solve every problem.

Even with the younger Smith at tackle, Dallas would still be one snap away from turning to either Ball or Waletzko. That’s why it would make sense to claim Chuma Edoga — a tackle from the New York Jets they’ve been showing interest in.

The Cowboys and Jets were reportedly in trade talks regarding Edoga, but he was released after no deal was made — with Dallas or any other team. That means putting a claim in for him seems like a no-brainer. The rumors about the Cowboys’ interest went back and forth but now Edoga is still available.

Edoga, a third-round pick in 2019 from USC, was one of the top blockers this preseason for New York. Some will scoff at that and point out the games didn’t count and he was blocking reserves, but the same could be said for Dallas during the preseason and their tackles fared much worse than Edoga.

For that reason, he makes sense as someone who can come in and provide some competition with the current tackles on the roster. It won’t solve all their issues on the line, but it would surely help.

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