Updated 2024 offensive tackle rankings for the Cowboys after NFL Combine

With the Tyron Smith-era now over, Dallas must look to fill his big shoes.

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The Dallas Cowboys have a big hole to fill at left tackle now that franchise great Tyron Smith is expected to leave in free agency. Luckily for the Cowboys this year's offensive tackle class is loaded and might be the deepest positions in the whole draft. It's a poor decision to let Smith walk, but it's a great year to be in the market for a tackle.

Chances are that the Cowboys won't land one of the top prospects. Notre Dame's Joe Alt, Penn State's Olumuyiwa Fashanu and Oregon State's Taliese Fuaga are all projected to be selected in the top 15.

However, after the NFL Combine, some OTs have soared up draft boards and we are going to craft a list of life that could be available for Dallas at pick No. 24 overall

1. Troy Fautanu, Washington

Fautanu had one of the most impressive Combine showings of all tackles and with his high amount of games and snaps played in college, you have a great idea of how he'll look in the NFL. At the Combine, Fautanu ran a 5.01 40-yard dash (sixth-best), put together a impressive 20-yard shuffle and displayed his jumping ability with top 10 vertical and broad jump stat-lines.

It is safe to say, Fautanu has shuffled his way up the draft boards after the combine.

Fautanu's footwork and athleticism were eye-catching and his movement is as smooth as a running back. He was the most explosive tackle in a group littered with high-level athletes. He has a little bit of "Dawg" in him too, which will be needed against stiff NFL pass-rushers next season.

Starting in 34 games and playing almost 1,000 snaps for the Huskies, Fautanu is ready for the NFL. The intangibles are there, he passes the eye-test and his Combine numbers proved to scouts that he is the real deal. He can come in day one and protect Dak Prescott's blindside and getting him at No.24 would be a steal.