Cowboys kick the tires on veteran tackle Byron Bell

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The Cowboys have enjoyed depth and stability on their offensive line, but now have to look around for options.

Friday, they brought in a guy with some decent starting experience.

According to Todd Archer of, the Cowboys had former Panthers and Titans offensive lineman Byron Bell in for a visit. He has also met with the Packers this week.

Bell didn’t play last year after an ankle injury suffered in OTAs, but started 72 games over his first five seasons. He was a solid-to-good right tackle for the Panthers, but was in over his head when they moved him to left tackle, and they brought in Michael Oher as an upgrade. He played both guard and tackle for the Titans, starting all 16 games in 2015.

The Cowboys are looking at their options after losing Ronald Leary in free agency and Doug Free to retirement.

4 responses to “Cowboys kick the tires on veteran tackle Byron Bell

  1. Byron Bell is a bad man, I’d take him in a sec. He went undrafted out of New Mexico (I follow Lobo football – am thankful for Bob Davie!) and started for Carolina week one.

    Undrafted rookie free agent. Think of all the lesser guys selected in front of him, yet here he has made a career for himself. Good for him; not the greatest tackle, true, but I like him.

  2. As long as the core guys are there, this offense line won’t skip a beat. Not taking away from Bell because the man can play. He fought his way up against the odds and now gets to play with the best line in the nfl. Dallas is building through the draft and no longer overspending in FA. Very modest but extremely effective signing. I know my fellow fans wants a blockbuster signing, but when you finish 13-3, you are pretty much set. Dallas is playing FA very smart.

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