3 Dallas Cowboys cuts who earned a spot on 53-man roster

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Oct 30, 2021; Syracuse, New York, USA; Boston College Eagles offensive lineman Alec Lindstrom (72) warms up prior to a game against the Syracuse Orange at the Carrier Dome. Mandatory Credit: Mark Konezny-USA TODAY Sports /

1. Alec Lindstrom, C

The Cowboys were incredibly fortunate to have Travis Frederick as their center from 2013-2019. The 5x Pro Bowler was a strong presence for the offensive front and left Tyler Biadasz with big shoes to fill. Sadly, Biadasz didn’t quite fill those shoes. He got pushed around a lot in 2021 and didn’t seem to look all that much improved this offseason.

Dallas understandably brought in an undrafted player with a lot of hype out of Boston College: Alec Lindstrom. Obviously, the Cowboys aren’t going to waste roster spots on center depth, but Lindstrom did impress in Oxnard.

Last year, Biadasz had a 65.1 PFF grade landing him in the “backup” category. That’s certainly not what you want for one of the most important roles on the offensive line.

When the Cowboys chose to cut Lindstrom, many thought teams looking for OL depth would pick him up off waivers. Luckily for Dallas, they didn’t, and the Boston College product is back on the practice squad.

If Biadasz doesn’t do his job, Lindstrom may get activated to the roster.