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Dallas Cowboys Activate Tackle Brandon Knight from Injured Reserve

to the offensive line have been an issue in 2020 for the Dallas and that’s putting it mildly. La’el Collins never played a snap in 2020 and was lost for the season early in the year. ’s missed time and so has week one starter , who will be back in the starting lineup with heading to on Saturday.

With all of the turmoil the offensive line has dealt with this season, they finally got a piece of good news this week. Brandon Knight has been activated off of IR after he spent time practicing with the team earlier this week.

Brandon Knight had been an important piece to an -depleted offensive line where he has had to fill in for both Tyron Smith and La’el Collins at times. Though he fared better playing on the right side of the offensive line, the Cowboys could look to work him back on either side. When Knight is fully up to speed, it stands to reason that he’d replace Terrance Steele at right .

Steele has allowed a league-high seven in 2020, so a change at that spot would be a welcomed move from whoever is playing for the Dallas Cowboys.

While Knight has only played in five games this season, he’s still played the fifth-most snaps of any offensive linemen for the Dallas Cowboys. That goes to show just how battered this unit has been in the .

As the Cowboys look to get back on the winning track against the , they need to figure out their best offensive line combination moving forward. For ’s and ’s sake.

The offensive line has predictably struggled this year, so getting a guy like Brandon Knight back that could upgrade one of the more important spots on the offensive line is huge. The Cowboys need to reinsert him into the starting lineup moving forward.

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Written by John Williams

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