The most obvious take in all of football since 2014 is that the Dallas Cowboys have the best offensive line in all of football.
Three first round picks, three All-Pro players, and three Pro Bowlers all on the same line, with La’el Collins ready to stake his own All-Pro and Pro Bowl claims in 2017. It is often argued which of these three linemen, Travis Frederick, Tyron Smith, and Zach Martin, is the best overall offensive linemen both on the Cowboys and in the league.
Personally, I have graded Zack Martin as “OL1” not only on the Cowboys, but throughout the entire league. At the very least, I have no doubts he is the best guard in the world, and will be so for a long time.
Pro Football Focus seems to agree with me, at least to a certain degree.
The top graded player at every position on the offensive line in 2016.
Yesterday, PFF tweeted out their top graded player at every position on the offensive line in 2016, with Zack Martin graded as the league’s top right guard.
Personally, I would argue that Tyron Smith and Travis Frederick are also the best at their respective positions, but we know how suspect PFF’s grades can be at times. Yes, I am a bit biased, but it’s obvious to just about everyone how great Smith and Frederick are.
I have written a lot about Zack Martin’s greatness over my past year at Inside The Star, including my “Zack Martin Appreciation Day” post after week 4 of last season.
Incredible pull from Zack Martin here. Defender tries to go inside, so he controls him and logs him down https://t.co/jJJ41A2E2I
Regardless of whether Martin is the best offensive linemen in the whole league or not, he is certainly in that conversation, as are two of the other four starters on the Dallas’ line.
With the young and talented backfield of Dak Prescott and Ezekiel Elliott behind them, and talented weapons like Dez Bryant and Cole Beasley on the outside, the Dallas Cowboys are set up to be extremely explosive offensively for a while.
Hopefully, health will be on their side in 2017 so we can watch this offense work to its full potential.