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Cowboys Ex Tyler Biadasz Looking to Grow With Commanders

The Washington Commanders signed former Dallas Cowboys center Tyler Biadasz to a three-year deal worth $30 million.

Few teams need help along their offensive line more than the Washington Commanders.

That need is especially important if they choose to take a quarterback with the No. 2 overall pick of the 2024 NFL Draft. Washington took a step in that direction of fixing its pressing need on the offensive line by signing former Dallas Cowboys center Tyler Biadasz to a three-year $30 million contract. 

Tyler Biadasz

Oct 16, 2023; Inglewood, California, USA; Dallas Cowboys center Tyler Biadasz (63) reacts after the game against the Los Angeles Chargers at SoFi Stadium.

Biadasz has been one of the more reliable offensive linemen in football, as he's only missed two games in the last two seasons and has anchored a Cowboys offensive line that has consistently been one of the better units in football. With that experience, Biadasz noted the transformation he has made as a player and where he feels he has improved the most ahead of becoming the anchor on a retooled Commanders offensive line.

"Every year, you find different things to grow about, and I think life in general from the last year," Biadasz said. "Going into the last year of my contract with the Cowboys, I think just leading a group of men in general, that's where I probably grew the most."

Washington also signed former Kansas City Chiefs guard Nick Allegretti to a three-year, $16 million contract to bolster the offensive line. 

The Commanders allowed 65 sacks last season, the second most in the NFL. While those struggles aren't entirely on the offensive line, it's nowhere near good enough if Washington is going to improve as an offense and potentially give a rookie quarterback a steady foundation to build off when they enter the league. 

Biadasz graded out well by Pro Football Focus' metrics in 2023, as he received a 68.6 in 2023, the highest of his four-year career. The Cowboys were also one of the better pass-protecting units in football, as they allowed 40 sacks last season, which was tied for the 12th-fewest in football. 

Improving as a unit isn't just based on their abilities. Biadasz noted the importance of players getting to know each other both on and off the field and how that will be the basis of the unit's success along with the work that's put in every week. 

"You want to meet everyone and you want to get to know them outside of football as well," Biadasz said. "I think the biggest part is knowing their why, knowing the history of where they came from [and] who they are as a person...When we're in the building, it's all about our work and it's all about getting better."