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Joe Looney and Connor McGovern may Have Already Settled in as Starters

Don't look now, but the could very well have two new starters along the interior of their in 2020. is just getting underway, but it look as if and are already on the fast track to start when the season finally gets underway.

In a shortened it's not all that surprising to see Joe Looney and Connor McGovern getting work with the first-team offensive line as training camp gets underway. Looney is the most logical choice to replace like he did back in 2018 and McGovern is the next man up with still not ready to go after sustaining an ACL late in the . Interestingly enough, it's hard to see this changing before the season gets underway.

Joe Looney may be challenged in time for the starting job at by , but the Dallas Cowboys simply don't have time to see how this might play out like they could in a normal offseason. They need to get their up to speed as quickly as possible, meaning the proven veteran likely wins out.

What would've been a position battle between Connor McGovern and Connor Williams could be squashed as well. Williams hasn't had time to work his way back from his ACL injury last year with the Cowboys training staff, which means McGovern is most likely the de facto starter at LG to start the season.

Sadly, the Dallas Cowboys have to get the offensive line and the rest of the offense up and running as quickly as possible. They don't have time to wait for Connor Williams to fully recuperate or for Tyler Biadasz to grasp how things are done in the . That's why it wouldn't be all that surprising if Joe Looney and Connor McGovern remain with the Cowboys first-team OL unit.

Things of course could change as the season progresses, but for now the Cowboys have little time to let things sort themselves out. They need to go with who they believe is the best possible option right now in order to put the most competitive team on the field to start the . It may be a short-term solution, however, that's the way things stand due to the unprecedented interruption the / pandemic has had on the NFL.

Do you think Joe Looney and Connor McGovern remain the starters in 2020?

Brian Martin
Brian Martin
Level C2/C3 quadriplegic. College graduate with a bachelors degree in sports and health sciences-concentration sports management. Sports enthusiast. Dallas Cowboys fanatic. Lover of life with a glass half-full point of view.

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