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.