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Leary might earn himself a starting position.
Start: Tyron Smith (LT), Ronald Leary (LG), Travis Frederick (C), Mackenzy Bernadeau (RG), Doug Free (RT)
The most noteworthy player in my starting offensive line is Ronald Leary. The guard has been outstanding this preseason and is a standout at camp on a daily basis. Even owner Jerry Jones has been impressed.
The rest of the line is pretty set, with a few possible moves occurring in the interior.
Keep: Nate Livings, David Arkin, Phil Costa, Jermey Parnell, Kevin Kowalski
The remaining linemen aren’t too impressive but have created good competition. The injury to Livings has opened the door for Leary in which he has thrived.
Arkin still has the potential to grab a starting spot while Kowalski and Costa are battling to make the team. Dallas might keep all of these guys since depth is a serious issue.
Parnell is the only true backup tackle and will be safe barring injury.
Cut: Darrion Weems, Demetress Bell, Ryan Cook, Ray Dominguez, Edawn Coughman
Like so many others on the cut lists, there simply isn’t space on the roster for these players. If there were no limit on roster size, the Cowboys would probably keep all of the linemen because of their importance and the team’s lack of depth at the position.
Out of this list, I’d say Cook and Weems have the best chances. Cook could play center if need be and Weems would add more security to the slim pickings at tackle.
An injury to one of the starters is the only way I see someone moving up.