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Cowboys G/T Zack Martin Could Return for Pivotal Week 17 Finale

The are preparing for a major showdown with the as both teams could still win the East. The Cowboys could be getting a major boost toward that goal if All-Pro Offensive Lineman is able to return from and play this Sunday.

Martin has missed Dallas' last four games with a calf injury. He also left early in their Week 6 loss to Arizona and was out for the following game against Washington with a concussion. While the team fell apart without him earlier in the year, the Cowboys are currently riding a three-game win streak.

But even if the makeshift has stabilized in recent weeks, getting Zack back out there would be a major upgrade whether Dallas uses him at or .

While he's played guard the rest of his NFL career before 2020, Martin has been deployed at sometimes this season due to to , , and backup tackle Cam Erving. If he's back this Sunday then Dallas may use him there again over undrafted rookie and consistently liability .

The Giants' haven't had a great overall this year but DE has posted 8.5 and could be a problem for Steele.

Getting Martin back could also be big for and the run game. New York is 11th against the run in 2020 and Dallas has mostly struggled there all season, though Zeke did have arguably his best game yesterday against Philadelphia.

Whatever the case, whether it's at guard over or replacing Steele at tackle, Zack Martin would be an upgrade for Dallas and 31 other teams if he can play this week. As the Cowboys fight to stay alive in the race, having perhaps their best overall player return would be a big win going into Sunday.

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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