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Can Cowboys OL Prospect Wyatt Miller Find Stability in 2nd Season?

Wyatt Miller was only with the for one week during 2019 but is set to return this year to compete on the . Can Miller find stable employment in 2020 after a tumultuous rookie season?

Coming out of UCF as an offensive and going undrafted last year, Wyatt signed with the as a . He was released at final cuts and then signed to the ' , where he stayed for Weeks 1-16.

Heading into their finale, the Cowboys had to place Xavier Su'a-Filo on . They signed Miller away from the Bengals to fill out their .

While he manned the tackle spots during his college days with the Knights, Wyatt projects as a guard in the . As one scouting report on Miller stated:

“Miller has very good short area quickness with some very good technical skill, but he lacks the height and length needed for protector in the NFL. He also is woefully lacking in both upper and lower body power.”

It is telling that Dallas signed Miller after placing one of their guards on IR. Perhaps that is where they see him as well, despite his still being officially listed as an OT on their roster.

The competition will be stiff for Wyatt anywhere on the Cowboys' offensive line. But the interior line does offer a little more opportunity than at tackle.

With three starting jobs and 2-3 backup slots behind them, the guard and positions create a little more possibility. The only guarantee at this point is All-Pro returning to his spot at .

should resume his job at starting . And while is the current front-runner at center, and will be competitive.

Those five players will make up the nucleus of Dallas' interior line in 2020. You also have and Cody Wichmann in the mix as depth options, but they're 27 and 28 years old respectively.

A younger prospect like Wyatt Miller, just 24, makes more sense for development on the practice squad. If moving inside will help mitigate his physical limitations then his technical skill could better shine and perhaps keep him around.

After being with three different teams as a rookie, Miller would love to find a lasting home in the NFL. There is an opportunity with the Cowboys, even if it's just on the practice squad, in 2020. We'll see how competitive Wyatt can be when (hopefully) begins in a few weeks.

Jess Haynie
Jess Haynie
Cowboys fan since 1992, blogger since 2011. Bringing you the objectivity of an outside perspective with the passion of a die-hard fan. I love to talk to my readers, so please comment on any article and I'll be sure to respond!

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