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Cowboys Sign Versatile OL Cameron Erving, Former 1st-Round Pick

The Dallas Cowboys continue to invest in the offensive line, agreeing to terms today with veteran Cameron Erving. A former 1st-Round pick in 2015, Erving has spent the last three years with the Kansad City after starting his career in Cleveland.

Erving has 42 career starts at a variety of positions. While he entered the NFL as a guard, he played 2016 at center and has since been used at offensive tackle as well.

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Cam Erving adds more experience and versatility to Cowboys’ offensive line. An option as swing tackle, he saw nearly 600 snaps at left tackle in 2019. Erving also logged 963 snaps at left guard the year prior, including the postseason.

It’s easy to see why the Cowboys would be interested given that resume. They not only need to find a new swing tackle after Cameron Fleming left in free agency, but there are still some question marks at center and guard as well.

Cam brings significant pedigree to this year’s position battles. The Florida State alum was drafted 19th overall in the 2015 NFL Draft, eights spots before Dallas took Byron Jones.

Erving does have a little history with the Cowboys. In 2016, he and former Dallas’ DT David Irving got into a scuffle in a Cleveland-Dallas game and got themselves ejected.

 

The Cowboys do already have plenty of in-house options for their offensive line vacancies. Depending on their vision for Cam, he could be battling Brandon Knight for the swing tackle job or Joe Looney, Connor McGovern, and rookie Tyler Biadasz for jobs on the interior line.

However it shakes out, Cameron Erving has a combination of talent and experience which will make him very competitive in the Cowboys’ 2020 training camp.

What do you think?

Jess Haynie

Written by 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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  1. Like move.sounds like hes pretty good. Why not sign him more than 1 year if he is.i hate when the Quinn thing happens

    • I agree if he’s that versatile at this level and is fairly successful it would be smart to lock him to Atleast a couple years. But cowboys do have some decent depth at o-line already.

      • 1 year deals are actually great value with the compensatory picks. If he plays well and signs a big deal somewhere else, they get a good comp pick. If he doesn’t play well, they haven’t committed a lot of money to him. Plus they can let their young draft picks in Williams, McGovern, and Biadasz take over if they continue develop.

  2. This is the type of player you will want to sign after June 1. Young versatile, talented, and versatile. We don’t want to jump at the right old 1st guy that has been released just because he has had production in the past Those guys have been released for good reason. With age comes injury, lack of production, and a higher price. June 1st cuts come almost exclusively because of salary cap hits to the team. Really like this signing.

  3. It’s amazing how this team looks like they know what they’re doing ever since the red clapper has departed. Looking forward to see what the McCarthy era brings…

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