One of the biggest battles currently happening at Dallas Cowboys training camp is at starting left guard. That contest appears to be a two horse race.
Before the start of Dallas Cowboys training camp, we touted the most important positional battle would be at left guard. That’s due to the exodus of veteran Ronald Leary to the Denver Broncos this offseason and the move of former starter La’el Collins being shifted to right tackle to replaced the recently retired Doug Free.
Those moves left the Cowboys with a major void along what many consider to be the scariest positional group in the entire league. Famously, Dallas possesses the most dominate offensive line in the NFL, with three perennial Pro Bowlers in left tackle Tyron Smith, center Travis Frederick and right guard Zack Martin in the trenches.
The Cowboys could find themselves with four offensive lineman in the Pro Bowl this season if Collins’ early play at training camp is any indication. But it only takes one weak link to ruin the chemistry of an offensive line and potentially a team’s season.
So it is vitally important the Cowboys find a suitable, effective player at left guard regardless of the All-Pros he is bookend him with.
Right now, the competition at left guard appears to be a two horse race between former first round bust Jonathan Cooper and Cowboys 2015 third round selection Chaz Green. And one insider believes the Dallas brass and coaches are pulling for the later to win the job.
“My gut feeling is that the front office and coaching staff would like Green to take this job from Cooper — not only now but going into future years,” wrote football…
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