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Dallas Cowboys Rumors: Are Cowboys Interested In A Veteran Tackle?

Bob Donnan-USA TODAY Sports

The Dallas Cowboys continue to have a need to upgrade their offensive line and maybe the reason they didn’t draft more than just one lineman is because they still like their free agent options. One free agent the Cowboys might be soon bringing in is tackle Tyson Clabo.

CBSsports.com’s Jason La Confora reports the Cowboys have remained in contact with the former Atlanta Falcons tackle and that he could be a fit in Dallas.

The pairing makes sense since the Cowboys need to upgrade their right tackle position and Clabo would fit in perfectly. It would be a great match for the Cowboys but the problem continues to be the situation with current right tackle Doug Free. Dallas needs to make a decision on cutting Free and opening up some extra cap money, or are they going to stick with Free for another year?

It really shouldn’t be this complicated, the Cowboys should release Free and sign Clabo before he signs with someone else. The Miami Dolphins are one of the other teams interested and Clabo won’t stay unemployed forever. This is a critical time for the Cowboys; the draft is over and every team who feels they didn’t do enough to fix their offensive line problems will now turn their focus on recently released veterans who can still play. Clabo and Eric Winston are in that group and both would be major upgrades over Free. The Cowboys need to make a decision now.

The bottom line is Clabo would be a better option for the Cowboys than Free, but for some reason Dallas is dragging their feet on what to do. If they aren’t careful, they will miss out on Clabo, Winston or any other offensive lineman who can help a struggling line.

Tyson Clabo could make a big difference in the Cowboys offensive line and they need to make their move to sign him now. Their franchise player, and their hope for the playoffs, depends upon it.

Ben is a Cowboys writer for Rantsports.com and you can chat with or follow him on twitter @BenGrimaldi