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Should Dallas Consider OT Jason Spriggs for Swing Tackle Competition?

With Cam Fleming now having swung over to the , the are in need of a new backup at offensive . One player they could consider is Jason Spriggs, a former second-round pick of the Packers who played three seasons for .

Spriggs was drafted 48th overall in 2016 after Green Bay traded up nine spots to grab him. He was scouted as having starting potential as a , possessing athleticism and size but still needing to develop strength and technique.

Things didn't work out that way for Jason with the Packers. He never emerged as a regular starter but did start nine games in relief duty over three seasons.

Spriggs battled his own throughout his time in Green Bay. Hamstring and knee issues cost him nine games in 2017, and then he was waived/injured by the Packers in early August of 2019 after missing time in with another .

Granted, Packers fans probably feel about Spriggs the same way many of us remember in Dallas. But we're not looking for a future starter at either spot.

All the Cowboys needs is a guy who can play left tackle in a pinch. At the very least, Jason Spriggs should at least be able to provide competition for in-house options like and .

After losing Fleming in Dallas is left with little in experienced depth at offensive tackle. Knight started one game last year at and Hyatt spent the year on the .

Hyatt was a champion left tackle for a few years at Clemson, but he went undrafted in 2019 based on his own size and strength concerns.

If Knight doesn't have the skills to play left tackle, and if Hyatt either isn't ready or just doesn't have enough offer, perhaps Spriggs would offer a superior option for swing tackle.

Obviously there's plenty of risk here given Jason's failed time in Green Bay. But if Mike McCarthy and still believe there's something there, a bargain could be had on a guy who once had second-round potential and just needs to finally stay healthy.

Dallas may have their eye on more proven veteran , or may already feel confident enough in Brandon Knight. But if they're looking for a guy on the cheap who may have some upside, Jason Spriggs could help intensify the competition at swing tackle.

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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Travis

I’m very skeptical if the name Chaz green is even associated in the same sentence as this guy. Lol

Rob

Either way he started at least three games in each year after 2016 , then the injuries . We already have injuries at the Tackle spot with T Smith . The coaches able to get something out of Jason Spriggs after the Draft a swing Tackle with experience as a backup on the cheap let’s do it

KIRK SMALLS

Dak Prescott will never lead the Cowboys to a NFC championship or a Superbowl and furthermore as long as Jerry is the owner the Cowboys they will never win another Superbowl. They overpaid Zeke and Jaylon Smith and now there about to overpay Dak.

Rob

Sound like a philly fan you know , without all three players , I am willing to bet they beat the team you have in mean

KIRK SMALLS

The Cowboys are an average team that gets above average TV time.

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