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Good OL Free Agency: Cowboys Keep Joe Looney, Lose Xavier Su’a-Filo

Earlier today, the lost one of their top backup offensive lineman when Xavier Su'a-Filo signed a deal with the Bengals. But that loss has been more than mitigated now that the Cowboys have re-signed to a one-year deal.

Looney started all 16 games at in 2018 during 's absence and helped Dallas make the . He also can play guard and has been a key backup for the team since 2016.

While not as critical as Looney, Su'a-Filo has started 12 games the last two years and was an exceptional depth option for the Cowboys.

Keeping Looney on the roster is a big win for Dallas. He allows the Cowboys to let , last year's 3rd-round pick, develop without the pressure of having to assume all of Joe's previous duties,

The Cowboys also re-signed G/C Adam Redmond last week. The trio of Looney, McGovern, and Redmond gives them a strong core going forward for interior line depth.

Many, including me, did not expect Joe Looney back in Dallas in 2020. It seemed that he would be able to find a chance at a starting job somewhere given how he performed two years ago.

While much is changing on parts of the Cowboys' roster, this continuity on the is welcome.

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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