4 underrated Cowboys players who could make a massive impact next season

Don't sleep on these underrated Cowboys

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This offseason, the Dallas Cowboys have been beyond inactive. While they’re typically one of the few teams that can stay away from adding many outside free agents, they’ve also allowed several players to leave.

With starters and key contributors on either side of the ball exiting, the Cowboys will be testing the depth they’ve built. While there are reasons for concern due to this approach, there are also a few players who are ready for a larger role. Here we look at four such underrated Cowboys who will have a huge impact in 2024.

4. T.J. Bass, LG

Tyron Smith was one of the in-house free agents to leave Big D this offseason, signing with the New York Jets. Smith’s exit leaves a massive hole on the offensive line but the Cowboys might have a better plan to replace him than originally thought.

2022 first-round pick Tyler Smith has been playing left guard for the past two seasons but he was originally seen as a left tackle prospect. With the elder Smith gone, he could slide one spot over and handle the blindside. Of course, that leaves the left guard position open but once again, they have someone who can take on that role.

T.J. Bass was undrafted out of Oregon and started two games this past season while appearing in all 17. He spent time at both left and right guard and performed better than expected. That gives the coaching staff enough confidence to start him at left guard, which allows Smith to revert to his natural position.

This also means the Cowboys will be able to focus on center in the 2024 NFL Draft, and if they add a capable starter, their O-line could surprise everyone.