Restocking the offensive line is a major hole that needs to be filled for the Dallas Cowboys.
Dallas could find it in next month’s draft at the 27th spot in the first round.
With a late first-round draft choice, chances are Dallas wouldn’t be able to get one of the promising offensive linemen to fill in that void on the left side.
Dallas does not need another mediocre or backup offensive tackle or guard. In order to reach the Super Bowl, the release of Flozell Adams and the gain of Jared Gaither would be a perfect match.
Doug Free is a quality backup, but he is not a viable starter at left tackle. He is more suited to become a starting right tackle in the NFL. He also has great feet and could make a quick transition to guard.
Flozell Adams is by far one of the top run-blocking offensive tackles in the game, but lacks at the pass rushing side of it.
His old age and big frame takes a toll on him when he faces smaller agile defensive lineman and linebackers.
Most fans may not know he is partially deaf in his right ear, which could be the reason for his many false starts during his career. After Adams' 2007 season, he has been playing with diminishing skills over the past few seasons and would likely be more effective at right tackle, and most likely for a different team.
Jared Gaither could be the best option for Dallas because if they don’t solidify that left side, the line will crumble.
Jared Gaither was actually the fourth-rated offensive tackle during the 2009 season, coming from ProFootballFocus.com. Gaither would fit the Dallas prototype of size and ability to play at an elite level.
Gaither stands above all NFL players at 6’9” and weighs in at 340 lbs.
Baltimore is looking to get a first-round choice for Gaither, so why not? Dallas is looking to pick up a solid player at that left side anyways so go ahead and pick up this ascending behemoth.
Dallas could very well knock down the old “Hotel” and rebuild that left side with a new luxury “Hotel” in Jared Gaither.