Dallas Cowboys' Offensive Line Woes

By Jesus Flores
Matthew Emmons-US PRESSWIRE


As time draws closer to Sunday, it’s becoming more and more evident that Mackenzy Bernadeau will get his first career start at center.

Am I the only one who thinks this will be a disaster?

Let me get this straight.  Are the Dallas Cowboys really going to take the most inconsistent blocker on the offensive line and have him snap the ball too?

All I know is I wanted the Cowboys to draft Center/Guard David DeCastro out of Stanford, and before you say that DeCastro is hurt, there’s no guarantee the injury happens were he in Dallas.

That being said the Cowboys really have to address the offensive line in the upcoming off-season.  Let’s face it, not Phil Costa, Ryan Cook, David Arkin or Bernadeau are the answer at center or guard, for that matter.  Speaking of Arkin, what happened to him?  Didn’t he take all the snaps at center this off-season, because Costa was hurt?  I’d heard good things about him, so why is he not playing?

He’s not playing because he’s been leapfrogged by Cook and Bernadeau and now he’s apparently been passed up by Derrick Dockery as well.  While Arkin was taking snaps at center this pre season, Dockery was hanging out on his couch and being a salesman of some sort, so how he surpassed Arkin is beyond me.

If Arkin, isn’t going to play then why is he on the team?

If the plans all along were to trade up for Morris Claiborne, which I seriously doubt, by the way, shouldn’t the Cowboys have gone after a center this off-season?  No one in the organization can tell me with a straight face that they actually believed Kevin Kowalski was a good insurance plan, in case Costa went down.  There were some pretty decent centers out there that could have come in and not only played, but started.  Oh, I don’t know, there was a guy named Jeff Saturday out there and a guy named Dan Koppen to name a few.

I’ve said it before, maybe instead of paying the fourth cornerback $27 million, Jerry Jones should be investing that money in positions that will actually help the team win games, like in a starting center.

Jesus Flores is a Dallas Cowboys writer for RantSports.com
Follow him on Twitter @SSgtFlo1

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