Details of Ty Nsekhe’s Cowboys deal emerge as potential swing tackle

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After a 2020 season full of injuries on the offensive line, the Cowboys were in need of reliable veteran backups to starting tackles Tyron Smith and La’el Collins. Last year, undrafted rookie free agent Terence Steele played all 16 games, starting 14 and second-year UDFA Brandon Knight played 13 games while starting nine.

The Cowboys had Cam Erving as the intended veteran, but he wasn’t able to hold the job down. On Tuesday, Dallas made a move to replace that veteran functionality on the offensive line, agreeing to terms with former Bills swing tackle Ty Nsekhe. The details of his one-year contract with Dallas came out on Wednesday as he checks in with a $1.75 million cap hit.

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After playing limited snaps in 2020, a 36-year-old Nsekhe wasn’t expected to have a huge market, and Dallas brings some veteran leadership into the position room.

The Texas State product will be returning to the state he played college football and went to high school as an alum of Arlington-Bowie.

Considering Collins missed the whole season in 2020 and how Smith’s season ended in early October, there’s a possibility Nsekhe could be needed to play an integral role in the club’s pursuit of the playoffs, something he’s been a part of the last two seasons in Buffalo.

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