The Dallas Cowboys offense will look a little different in 2023. They lost three starters this offseason and did very little to replace them.
Dallas released Ezekiel Elliott in March after the running back spent seven seasons with the team, and both Dalton Schultz and Connor McGovern walked in free agency. Schultz put up 2,000 receiving yards over the past three seasons, while McGovern started 15 games for the team in 2022.
To replace them, the Cowboys added former second-round pick Ronald Jones, selected Luke Schoonmaker in the second round of the 2023 NFL Draft, and signed versatile lineman Chuma Edoga to a one-year deal.
Dallas didn't sign many outside free agents this offseason, especially after Elliott and Schultz left. They did, however, trade for Brandin Cooks, which gives the Cowboys a much-needed boost in the receiving game.
Still, the Cowboys need to answer many question marks on offense as the team heads into the Training Camp at the end of July.
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3. How will the offensive line shake out?
Just like last season, the Cowboys will enter training camp without a set offensive line in place. Tyler Smith eventually made his way to the starting unit as a rookie in 2022 when Tyron Smith suffered a torn hamstring during camp.
In 2023, the same situation on how Dallas will line up along the offensive line is brewing.
The best offensive line combination the Cowboys could put out against the Giants in Week 1 is Tyron Smith at left tackle, Tyler Smith at left guard, Tyler Biadasz at center, Zack Martin at right guard, and Terence Steele at right tackle. But will they start their best five?
Steele tore his ACL in Week 14 of last season, and his availability for Week 1 is in jeopardy. He didn't participated in any capacity during OTAs and minicamp and could also miss the start of training camp. That's not good news for Dallas.
With Steele and Martin missing time in minicamp, the Cowboys went with Tyler Smith (LT), Matt Farniok (LG), Biadasz (C), Josh Ball (RG), and Tyron Smith (RT). It appears Farnoik could start at LG in Week 1 if Steele isn't ready.
Dallas also drafted Asim Richards in the fifth round of the 2023 NFL Draft. But he will likely be in more of a reserved role in his first season if everyone stays healthy.
It'll be interesting to see how the Cowboys line up during training camp. Will Tyler Smith play left tackle, right tackle, or left guard (all three positions he played in his rookie season)? Where will Tyron Smith play? Will Steele be ready to start Week 1?
These are questions that need answers.