2 Cowboys free agents who left that fans will miss and 2 that they won’t
By Jerry Trotta
Will not miss: Connor McGovern
This isn’t a dig at McGovern, whose development since he was drafted was a delight to watch over the last two seasons.
The fact of the matter is guards are easily replaceable and Buffalo likely overpaid to sign him to protect Josh Allen. It also never seemed like the Cowboys wanted McGovern back, so how big of a loss can he really be?
While not surprising given the state of the OL market this offseason, a three-year, $22.35 million contract is more than anyone thought McGovern would get. The Bills undoubtedly needed better pass protectors and McGovern fills that bill having allowed 22 pressures, seven QB hits and two sacks in 15 starts.
At the end of the day, Dallas has Tyler Smith to deploy at left guard once Terence Steele is healthy. Even if they go through with Steele as the backup swing tackle and start Tyler Smith at left tackle and Tyron on the right, odds are the Cowboys will take an interior linemen pretty early in this month’s draft.
TCU’s Steve Avila, Florida’s O’Cyrus Torrence, and UCLA’s Atonio Mafi are three names to watch in that regard.
McGovern proved to be a serviceable starter with positional versatility, but the offense likely won’t skip a beat without him. Because of that, fans shouldn’t miss him that much, if at all.