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    Byron Bell’s Contract Incentives Increase Competition for Chaz Green at RT

    You know you understand the ' approach to when you're still talking about Byron Bell, and that is exactly what I'm doing after fellow Staff Writer Kevin Brady scouted the newly acquired offensive right here.

    The contract info for veteran Byron Bell's one-year deal with the Cowboys has been released, and it includes an interesting bit of information when it comes to his status with the team as it pertains to projected starting Chaz Green and potential backup .

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    Dallas Cowboys OT Byron Bell with the . Mandatory Credit: Bob Donnan-USA TODAY Sports

    If Bell, who started at least 12 games with the Carolina Panthers from 2011-2014 as both a left and right tackle before spending 2015 as a 16 game starter (at three positions) for the Titans, can play 75% of 's snaps along their star-studded he will earn an additional $500,000 on top of his $1 million base salary.

    This task will not be easy for Byron Bell, particularly considering he missed all of 2016 with a knee . When on the field, he has the size, experience, and versatility to make him a perfect fit for a backup spot on the Cowboys' offensive line – but is their room for him to ascend from this position and replace as a starter?

     

    To do so, Bell will more-than-likely have to earn the spot over Chaz Green. The 2015 third-round pick out of Florida saw his first starting action in four games this season, filling in admirably for the best in the NFL in . The Dallas Cowboys clearly have an outstanding eye for talent with offensive line prospects, and added Chaz Green for depth in 2015 – seeing the benefits of the pick firsthand this season.

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    Now, entering his third year, the opportunity for Green to become a starter has presented itself. Only able to take advantage of this opportunity if available for it, the Cowboys were smart in not only Byron Bell but giving him the same contract incentives that earned on his deal for 2017.

    Both Cooper and Bell help the Cowboys cement the fact that their offensive line is their lifeblood, and should be for a long time. Doing so as backups for now though, it's not hard to see 's culture of competition creep onto the at RT in the upcoming summer months.

    While Jonathan Cooper may be stuck behind and , Byron Bell is looking for a fresh start to his career with added motivation to beat out Chaz Green and Emmett Cleary.

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    Sean Martin
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    John Williams

    Competition is as much a key word in the Jason Garrett ran organization as process is. Whatever happens in the competition, both Bell and Green will be better for it. As well as the unit.

    Also, I wouldn’t mind seeing Bell compete with Collins at LG. Again, competition raises the states and ability of everyone around you. Makes you work harder.