It doesn’t take an expert to see that the Cowboys have one of the worst offensive lines in the NFL. It should be pretty obvious given that offensive line gave up 36 sacks, and was just as pathetic in the running game, yielding only 1,265 rushing yards, the lowest total rushing yards in a season, in Cowboys franchise history.
Speaking at the combine, Jones said that moving struggling right tackle Doug Free to an interior position has been discussed, but only if the team has enough quality players who can be slotted at tackle. We know Tyron Smith isn’t going anywhere, and we saw a glimpse of what Jeremy Parnell could be, so moving Free to offensive guard could be in the works.
Jones also said that he could see Phil Costa as the team’s starting center “for several years,” and that undrafted free agent guard Ron Leary has a shot at seeing an increased role in 2013.
“If you’re going to have a guy that can handle a porous offensive line, it is Tony,” Jones said referring to Tony Romo. “If there were a place theoretically that you had to have a weakness with Tony Romo at quarterback, that might be a place to have it. You just can’t have it all.”
Right, because protecting your quarterback is at the end of the priority list. Jones and his general manager skills are pathetic, and the team reflects it. It is Jones’ mentality that linemen don’t sell jerseys, which has this team in the state it’s in, and nothing will change until Jones is out of the picture.