3. Offensive Line
The Cowboys offensive line has struggled the past two games tremendously. Pass protection broke down on seemingly every play against the 49ers and Chargers, leaving Dak Prescott running for his life trying to make things happen. The running game has also struggled the past two games with the team failing to rush for 100 yards. Yes the 49ers and Chargers have great front fours, but the struggles are there.
Monday night's game also marked only the second time in almost two full years that all five projected starters on the offensive line played together. All five members of the group have been dealing with injuries, leaving the Cowboys to piece together a line with rookies and free agents. Chuma Edoga has received significant playing time so far this season as well as rookie T.J. Bass out of Oregon.
While the group may be working on finally getting back in rhythm, how long will it be before the injury bug comes back to bite one of them? Other than Edoga, the Cowboys have no experienced linemen on the bench. In addition Josh Ball and Matt Waletzko remain on injured reserve. However, both have struggled when called upon in the regular season.
The Cowboys have failed to address offensive line depth in recent drafts and free agency. More importantly they have failed to find true replacements for Tyron Smith and Zack Martin. Both are on their last legs and right now it is a scary thought seeing guys like Ball, Waletzko or Bass possibly be the answers. Even if it is bringing in someone who may not play immediately, a swing tackle or guard needs to be something Jones takes a look at as the deadline approaches.