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The Cowboys offensive line faced a gauntlet of adversity in 2018 beginning in training camp with the loss of Travis Frederick to an autoimmune disease. Zack Martin Cheap Tyrone Crawford Youth Jersey , Tyron Smith, and La’el Collins all played through numerous nagging injuries. Connor Williams struggled with strength as rookies tend to do. Later in the year, Williams got dinged up and was replaced by Xavier Su’a-Filo only to return to the lineup when Su’a-Filo got hurt. Though we have to be somewhat proud of the way they played, Dallas did win a playoff game after all, this line was compromised. When the line struggles in Dallas, the entire offense struggles, it’s their identity as a football team.Now, the Cowboys certainly had moments but they just weren’t the dominant line that could run it down everyone’s throat with confidence. Third and shorts, fourth and ones, and especially red-zone scoring, weren’t a given like it had been the past two years. Dallas lacked the talent in the middle to line up and move guys off the ball,. The league’s better defensive tackles harassed the Cowboys, stuffing their ability to run. Ezekiel Elliott may have managed to win the rushing title but 52 of his 304 attempts were stopped for no gains or negative yards. If the Cowboys cannot run the football efficiently, it severely disrupts their ability to sustain drives.The Cowboys’ front office will have their hands full this offseason where large portions of their focus will be consumed by signing or extending big-time players like DeMarcus Lawrence and Byron Jones. They will likely also explore the benefits of early extensions for Amari Cooper, Ezekiel Elliott, and Dak Prescott. While there will be a lot of ink spilled over that the next few months, for the first time in three years, the majority won’t be spent on the offensive line. Dallas has been the best in the league at drafting talented offensive linemen, it’s the lifeblood of this football team. Good linemen are hard to find and the Cowboys are fortunate to have an All-Pro trio of Tyron Smith, Travis Frederick Dallas Cowboys Chris Jones Jersey , and Zack Martin. They are also fortunate that all three are locked up through 2023. Right tackle La’el Collins still has a year left on his deal and Connor Williams will be in year two of his rookie deal. All five are expected to be healthy and ready to roll for the offseason program. Though that, on paper, seems to be an encouraging sign, it doesn’t mean they are set because depth is still very much a concern. In fact, you could say offensive line depth is a scarcity across the NFL, that’s why the Cowboys need to consider all options be it draft or free agency. The Cowboys have only two linemen set to hit free agency, Cameron Fleming and Marcus Martin. Prior to showing up out of shape, Marcus Martin had a small fan club including Bryan Broaddus. Unfortunately, he tore a ligament in his toe in the preseason opener and was placed on IR. Martin hasn’t played a game since the 2016 season and it’s not looking promising that his career will continue in Dallas with Xavier Su’a-Filo under contract. As for swing tackle Cameron Fleming, he didn’t have many believers after a so-so preseason. However, when he was asked to step in for Tyron Smith, he played much better and that’s valuable. Fleming is not the best tackle that will be available in free agency but there is a chance he’ll be much more affordable. The Cowboys have a lot of resources invested already in the offensive line and this team has shown a disdain for overpaying in free agency. When Fleming first signed, many thought his deal was too low for a guy who had played well on a Super Bowl Patriots’ team. After a low-key first year in Dallas, they may be able to get Fleming back on a relatively similar deal to what he previously signed. That’s worth the investment for a guy with familiarity and experience as swing tackle has become a very important role for the Cowboys. With Tyron missing a couple of games in each of the last three seasons, it’s clear that a quality backup is necessary. For the remainder of his career, they will be managing Smith’s back tightness. Without question, guys like Joe Looney and Xavier Su’a-Filo overachieved and they are an example of quality depth. Still, with a team that is predicated on their ability to bring a dominant running game and balanced passing offense, the Cowboys need to keep going after quality linemen. They can’t have another 60 sack season and hope to keep the quarterback alive, they can’t afford to have their running game hit walls when facing elite defensive tackles. The Cowboys made this their philosophy on offense and made significant investments for the future. The experiences the Cowboys had in their playoff exit at the hands of the Rams was a painful reminder of where these games are won. Whether it’s looking for the right free agent acquisition Womens Chris Jones 2019 Jersey , re-signing a few guys, or using a draft pick, Dallas must continue to invest heavily in the trenches. It’s the best thing this Cowboys team does and that’s a great reason to stay ahead of the curve. The Cowboys could look for a short-term rental to fill-in on the defensive line."WhiteFanposts Fanshots Sections Dallas Cowboys NewsNFL Free AgencyDallas Cowboys 2019 Free AgencyFree agency focus: Could a situational pass rusher be in play for the Cowboys?New,42commentsThe Cowboys could look for a short-term rental to fill-in on the defensive line.CSTShareTweetShareShareFree agency focus: Could a situational pass rusher be in play for the Cowboys?Rich Barnes-USA TODAY SportsWith free agency set to start soon, the Cowboys already know they will have to pay DeMarcus Lawrence a pretty hefty contract to re-sign. The latest news regarding Randy Gregory’s “indefinite suspension” leaves an opening to fill opposite of Lawrence. Tyrone Crawford has been the Cowboys ultimate utility man over the course of his career and will likely be penciled in at right end for the interim. The Cowboys also have former first-round pick Taco Charlton going into his third season. This could be the chance Charlton needs to re-route an underwhelming start to his NFL career. Another way the Cowboys could bolster their edge presence is by looking for a short-term rental in free agency. Here are several available free agent pass rushers from all over the spectrum that could be of interestTonguelayerAge2018 Salary2018 Snap %SacksTFLQB HitsFUMNow, this list is comprised of a lot of older veterans but some old dogs can still hunt. Brian Orakpo, Terrell Suggs, and Cameron Wake are all guys that still have something left in the tank. However, in terms of “T-Sizzle”, he’s still playing a ton of snaps for the Ravens and he’s been pretty loyal to that franchise. Now, Cameron Wake is a perfect example of an older guy that has tread on the tires. He had great production for a guy that played less than have of the snaps. If the Cowboys wanted to fill that explosive first-step quickness that they won’t have in the absence of Randy Gregory, Bruce Irvin is someone to consider. However, Irvin has had dust-ups with the league’s substance abuse program, he was suspended for four games in 2013. Irvin has also had some issues with aggression, he was ejected several years ago in the Super Bowl for unnecessary roughness. Irvin has put together several good seasons but he’s never been an elite pass rusher with stops in Seattle, Oakland, and Atlanta. If his market is relatively affordable, which every indication would say it will be, he should be on the Cowboys’ shortlist.Dante Fowler has had a tough beginning to his career with an ACL injury that robbed him of his rookie season. In his first full year for the Jaguars, Fowler had 32 tackles Cheap Chris Jones Youth Jersey , four sacks, and five passes defensed. Fowler had sort of a breakout season in 2017; he forced two fumbles, returning one for a 53-yard touchdown against the Texans. Fowler finished that year with 21 tackles and eight sacks. Alas, the Jaguars declined his fifth-year option and traded him to the Rams for a third-round pick midway through last season. He started six games for the Rams, recorded 21 tackles, and two sacks. Fowler fits the right end criteria as he does possess the necessary speed off the edge.He does have some concerns with maturity and had some legal troubles, too. He was suspended one game for violating the personal conduct policy. Still, a former high first-round pick could be enticing for the Cowboys. With a player this young, the Cowboys would likely have to make a competitive offer though Fowler will not command top dollar on the market.Shane Ray is also a former first-rounder that needs a change of scenery. Ray is the another prototype for the right end position with speed and agility off the edge. He played only 24% of the snaps last season for the Broncos but can Rod Marinelli revive the ‘Shane Ray’ from two seasons ago? In 2016, Ray started eight games, played 16, recorded 21 QB hits, eight sacks, six tackles-for-loss, and a forced fumble. He’s still very young and the right coach may bring the best out of him, at least, it’s worth a look.The Cowboys are about to pay DeMarcus Lawrence somewhere close to the amount that was given to Khalil Mack. This front office may feel like they are giving enough to that position and would rather draft someone. That’s a fine idea but the rookie learning curve is very unkind to young pass rushers. If you can get a short-term deal for a one-year rental that can give you the efforts of the above-mentioned guys, why not make the investment? Pass rushers are coveted in this league and the Cowboys need some potential behind Tank Lawrence. If they really want to get the most out of this defensive line, the Cowboys should load it up with potential.

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