Ben Powers, Guard
Projected Contract: 4 yrs — $10m avg/yr$25m guaranteed, $40m total
The Cowboys are going to let Connor McGovern test free agency to see what his market looks like before bringing him back. If they want to upgrade at the position and Mike McCarthy is serious about establishing the run, adding a player like Powers to the offensive line will help. He is a solid pass protector as well and would give the Cowboys a well-rounded guard who improved each season with the Ravens.
Powers is also a guard that isn’t known for drawing penalties and when protecting the quarterback he allowed just one hit in 2022. McGovern, on the other hand, drew just one penalty but allowed two sacks and seven quarterback hits last season.
The price tag may be high, but Powers is young and the simple fact that he’s improved each season should give Dallas and this coaching staff confidence in his ability to keep improving while also giving them an established guard instead of trying to add a rookie in a weak class and hoping they will hit the ground running the way Tyler Smith was able to last season.