Bills release OL Quinton Spain, Cowboys next?

Buffalo parted ways with the offensive guard on Wednesday

The Cowboys are one of several teams that could use help at offensive line, and a new option has emerged.

The Bills released six-year veteran guard Quinton Spain on Wednesday, making him immediately available to be signed. Spain, 29, has played in 70 games and started in 66 since signing with the Titans as an undrafted free agent in 2015.

The veteran lineman joined the Bills as an unrestricted free agent before the 2019 season and started all 16 games last year, along with four starts in 2020.

Spain signed a three-year contract extension with Buffalo earlier this year, but recently was removed from his starting role on the offensive line; and is now out of the team's long term plans.

For the Cowboys, Spain could be a replacement for an offensive line that has been decimated by injuries this season. Dallas is already without All-Pro tackles Tyron Smith and La'el Collins, who are out for the rest of the season. Center Joe Looney remains on injured reserve with a knee injury, backup left tackle Brandon Knight is out for "a couple weeks" after undergoing knee surgery Tuesday, and All-Pro right guard Zack Martin is in the league's concussion protocol.

The Cowboys did get a bit of good news on Wednesday as coach Mike McCarthy revealed that offensive tackle Cam Erving would return to practice today after missing the last few games with an MCL sprain.