It's pretty evident the Cowboys are in the midst of an Offensive Line rebuild. Travis Frederick was forced to retire, Collins/Connor Williams are playing elsewhere, Tyron lack of durability remains, where Zach Martin is so called the last man standing.
The Cowboy Front Office is aware of their aging OL and have spent draft capital for the positional group over the last few seasons:
Tyler Smith, McGovern, Ball, Biaz, Walesko, Farniok, Steele (UDFA).
LT-Tyler Smith. We have been told he is a Guard now, but our future starter at LT. Same thing we heard about Tyron as a rookie, once he gets his hands on you, it's over. Needs development, but he is the air apparent to Tyron Smith at this juncture.
RT-Steele, Ball, Walesko. The hope is Steele solidifies the starting position and one of Ball/Walesko becomes a quality swing tackle. Walesko reminds me of a young Doug Free,
G/C-this is where it gets sketchy. Once Martin ultimately retires, who mans the interior. Farnoik's draft profile, suggests he is the ideal backup, swing interior lineman. He probably replaces McGovern next season. In my opinion, don't think Tyler Biadasz is the answer at the Center position. Here is some notes about his scouting report:
He has issues winning when matched against power. Pass protection could be a concern, as NFL sub-rushers will feast on his lunging and average lateral quickness. Biadasz's skill level has been developed, so he could become an early starter with limited upside.
This sounds about right, pretty much how he has played on the NFL level. Struggles against power, with a lack of anchor.
Is Connor McGovern playing elsewhere next season after his rookie contract expires? Clearly Joe Philban isn't a fan of the player he inherited. In my opinion, he hasn't been used right. He is more of a power guard who does a better job inside a phone booth, then hitting moving targets. He actually played well in the opener filling in for Zach Martin at Right Guard. I actually think he could be a better option at the Center position. Here is some notes from his initial scouting report:
His starting experience at both center and guard could bring additional interest in McGovern, who would be a bigger, stronger option at center for teams facing odd-front power in their division.
XWalker has mentioned he has shotgun snap issues, but if that can be corrected, why not see if he can win the job at the position. Probably wishful thinking based on our current OL coach.
This is the area next to be address next offseason to finish the rebuild. Just like this yr, add a high prospect and an early day 3 one to develop.