3 veteran guards Cowboys must sign after 2023 NFL Draft

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1. Michael Schofield

Schofield was quietly an important player for the Bears last season. He inked a one-year contract over the summer to provide depth and he wound up starting five games in place of the injured Cody Whitehair and Teven Jenkins.

A former third round pick of the Broncos in 2013, Schofield could serve a similar role with the Cowboys. It's unclear if Richards will be ready to play right away -- or if converting Josh Ball from tackle to guard will pan out -- so Dallas' need for more (experienced) depth goes without saying.

Entering his age-33 season and having made 86 starts in his career, Schofield fits that bill. The Bears offensive line took a lot of heat for allowing Justin Fields to be brutalized behind the line of scrimmage, but Schofield (largely) wasn't to blame.

Over 418 snaps, the vet allowed one sack, eight pressures and committed two penalties, according to Pro Football Focus. He finished the year with a 75.0 pass-blocking grade and demonstrated versatility by logging 153 snaps at left guard and 262 at right guard.

Make the call, Jerry.

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