It feels like a broken record to say it but the Dallas Cowboys had major problems along their offensive line last year and things must change in 2013. The Cowboys coaches must know this and they must be working hard to make those changes because there are recent reports that the team is toying with the idea of moving one of the worst guards in football to to center.
According to Calvin Watkins of ESPNDallas.com, the Cowboys are exploring the possibility of using Mackenzy Bernadeau at center next season because the Cowboys like the position flexibility he could give them. This confirms a report from dallascowboys.com scout Bryan Broaddus, who said a few weeks ago that he felt center was Bernadeau’s best position.
Although it’s not the worst idea the Cowboys have thought of because Bernadeau did play two of his better games of the season against the Cleveland Browns and the Washington Redskins when he played center, it continues to show a lack of direction from the Cowboys. Their offensive line is in shambles, yet all we keep hearing about is moving struggling players to new positions and see how it works. They’ve talked about it with Doug Free and now it seems like they are doing the same thing with Bernadeau. The Cowboys would be much better off drafting or signing better players, rather than continuing to play with bad ones.
The idea that the Cowboys don’t need new players on their offensive line and can be fixed by switching a few positions is laughable. The only way Dallas can get better on the offensive line is to obtain better talent, that’s it. There is no magical combination they can work with the players they have, they must build a better line for Tony Romo, or whoever is unfortunate enough to play behind them.
They can move all the pieces they want but the only way they’ll get better results is by getting better players.
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