Aug 24, 2013; Nashville, TN, USA; Atlanta Falcons guard Garrett Reynolds (75) on the sideline during the second half against the Tennessee Titans at LP Field. Tennessee won 27-16. Mandatory Credit: Jim Brown-USA TODAY Sports

Dallas Cowboys hosted Garrett Reynolds


The Dallas Cowboys have one of the best offensive lines on paper going into the 2014, and it was refreshing to see the Cowboys change their team-building strategy by actually looking to form a strong line to help franchise passer Tony Romo out. Armed with rookie sensation Travis Frederick (the man who proved many of us wrong), franchise LT Tyron Smith, big 2013 bounce-back guy Doug Free on the right side, and Notre Dame first-round rookie Zack Martin, this Cowboys unit looks ready to dominate in 2014.

They might not be done adding pieces either, as ESPN’s Adam Caplan reports that the Cowboys hosted former Atlanta Falcons starting right guard Garrett Reynolds earlier this week at Cowboys Stadium. His only other known visit was with the Tennessee Titans before the start of the draft, so it’s definitely been a dry market for the 26-year-old after being released by the Atlanta Falcons in February, with the move saving Thomas Dimitroff $1.39 million in space.

I wouldn’t expect Reynolds to start if the Cowboys signed him, because he was benched by the Falcons last year. That should tell you something, since the Falcons line was anemic in both the passing and running game. That said, he’d be a very good backup for the Cowboys at the right price, and I’m sure he’ll only make the minimum on a short-term deal as a backup, given the severe lack of interest in him. He isn’t a bad player, but he isn’t a starter either.

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  • Ed

    I don’t get it. If he is signed that means that there was absolutely nobody that could have done the job as a backup, even a rookie at minimum wage. If Atlanta cut him due to cap reasons and not performance, then why have 29 other teams not called him? Does he have a previous relationship with someone on the coaching staff that is pulling for him? Ehhh….I’m not liking the sound of this.

    • AJ

      “He’s not a great starter but he’s a good back up” that’s why. He’s an above average backup but not good enough to start.

      • Ed

        I understand the concept, but it sounds like he is a 3rd stringer that nobody else wants.

        • AJ

          Hey, no harm in making him a practice squad-er. He’ll be there in case we need him and he won’t take up a spot on the roster. No harm no foul

    • NYCowboysFan

      Why haven’t 31 other teams called him?