Skip to main content
Publish date:

LISTEN: Should Cowboys Bench Tyler Biadasz for Connor McGovern?

Locked On Cowboys: When will Connor McGovern take over at center?

It's hard to pinpoint a weakness for the 4-1 Dallas Cowboys.

After narrowly losing their season opener, the Cowboys have been on a roll and their offense has been one of the best units in the league.

However, there is always room for improvement, specifically on the interior offensive line and struggling second-year lineman Tyler Biadasz. The center is ranked 30th out of 35 eligible centers in Pro Football Focus' grades with a 54.8.

Despite being 6-foot-4, 315 pounds, Biadasz often fails to maintain a strong base and gets shoved by defensive line into quarterback Dak Prescott's lap. And in last Sunday's blowout win of the New York Giants, his shotgun snaps were inconsistent. On a line oozing Pro Bowl talent, Biadasz is clearly the weak link.

If Biadasz doesn't improve, the team could turn to backup lineman Connor McGovern.

McGovern started the first game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers after Zack Martin landed on the COVID-19 list, but has only been used sparingly since. He played well against the Bucs and would likely start on a good number of offensive lines in the league with less depth than the Cowboys.

No image description

Dallas_Washington_USATSI_15114715_0
Play

Do Cowboys Still Control NFC East?

Does a red hot WFT hold the advantage in the NFC East? - The Dallas Cowboys Daily Blitz Podcast

906BF0C3-5180-4C51-97D4-6441F6CA6961
Play

Gregory & Gallimore Returning; Dallas Cuts D-Lineman

Updated by the minute, our Dallas Cowboys 2021 NFL Free Agency and Trade Tracker: News and views on the roster-building effort

Cowboys - Washington Rivalry
Play

Rivalry Renewed: Top 10 Cowboys-Washington Games

Once the NFL's fiercest rivalry, Cowboys-Washington is relevant again in 2021

Last week, coach Mike McCarthy told reporters that McGovern has been taking reps at center during practice with satisfying results.

Our Mike Fisher notes, however, that in practice, McGovern's shotgun-snapping has been subpar. So the "needs reps'' part of the quote from coach Mike McCarthy is the key one.

Whether the Cowboys pull the trigger and make a change at center has yet to be seen, but the idea isn't too far-fetched and it could turn a great offense into an excellent one.

In this episode of the "Locked On Cowboys" Podcast, hosts Marcus Mosher and Landon McCool answer listener's Twitter questions and discuss when McGovern will start at center and who the Cowboys should invest more into between CeeDee Lamb and Trevon Diggs.

Marcus and Landon deal with all that more on this episode of "Locked On Cowboys." Join us here!