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Cowboys bolster O-line, sign Byron Bell

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The Cowboys’ offensive line absorbed a couple departures this offseason, losing right tackle Doug Free to retirement and parting with left guard Ronald Leary in free agency.

On Friday, the unit welcomed an addition.

Veteran lineman Byron Bell signed with the team following a Friday visit, ESPN’s Todd Archer first reported. Bell missed all of the 2016 season after dislocating his ankle on the first day of organized team activities.

Dallas had a ready-made option to replace Leary, turning to La’El Collins after Leary signed with the Broncos.

Bell now becomes an option to replace the retired Free at right tackle. The ex-Titan offers versatility between the guard and tackle positions. He has started 72 of 78 career games, including 16 during his lone healthy season with the Titans in 2015.

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11 Responses to “Cowboys bolster O-line, sign Byron Bell”
  1. milkmandanimal says: Mar 24, 2017 6:06 PM

    Never has a word needed sarcastic quotes around as much as the word “bolster” does in this headline.

  2. youafool says: Mar 24, 2017 7:03 PM

    Solid signing by the boys…allows us to leave Collins at guard

  3. MVPanthersFan11 says: Mar 24, 2017 7:04 PM

    Bolster being used very loosely.

  4. sportoficionado says: Mar 24, 2017 7:54 PM

    good signing, keeps the sheet clean for the draft–no immediate and glaring needs, just spots to fill.

  5. motsuret06 says: Mar 24, 2017 8:59 PM

    Turnstile at LT for the Panthers but maybe the Boys can get better production out of him. Good luck to both parties.

  6. youafool says: Mar 24, 2017 9:04 PM

    He was fine at RT when he played that’s all we need

  7. shoop9 says: Mar 24, 2017 9:26 PM

    How did he miss an entire year and play 72 of 78 career games?

  8. cowboyinpawleys says: Mar 24, 2017 11:49 PM

    Not a LT for the boys. Could end up a a back up swing tackle or BU guard

  9. nflrule says: Mar 25, 2017 7:12 AM

    The Cowboys are obsessed with their offensive line.They are ignoring that defense which will continue to doom them

  10. stucats says: Mar 25, 2017 6:15 PM

    you are incorrect nflrule, the Cowboys will exclusively address their defense in the draft, they have also signed 2 lineman and a corner in free agency, i don’t know what you are talking about?

  11. stucats says: Mar 25, 2017 6:17 PM

    correction to previous comment: they signed 2 defensive lineman and a corner.

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