3 high-profile Cowboys who should be benched after 49ers loss

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2. Terence Steele

Steele admittedly deserves some slack as he's coming off ACL surgery. Michael Gallup struggled mightily in his first season back from a torn ACL, so it stands to reason that Steele will morph back into a high-level right tackle before long.

Right now, though, he's borderline serviceable, if not worse.

Against the 49ers, Steele allowed eight pressures, two quarterback hits, four hurries and sack, according to Pro Football Focus. He currently owns a 37.1 pass-blocking grade for the season, which is no surprise when you consider he's conceded 14 pressures, seven hurries and two sacks in five games.

That's not going to cut it for a tackle who just signed a five-year extension worth $50 million guaranteed.

Furthermore, Steele has also been called for five penalties and hasn't been an enforcer in the run game, which has been his calling card. Per PFF, Steele has a 50.8 run-blocking grade on the season and posted a 36.8 run-blocking grade against San Francisco.

Like most teams, the Cowboys aren't flush with OL depth, but maybe it's worth experimenting with Chuma Edoga or Asim Richards at RT in the meantime. Who knows? Maybe Matt Waletzko deserves a shot to start once he's activated off IR.