Jerry Jones confirms Terence Steele will be swing tackle in 2023


DALLAS (105.3 The Fan) - The Dallas Cowboys offensive line situation became a little more clear on Monday at the NFL's owners meetings, when owner Jerry Jones confirmed that Tyron Smith would be the team's starting right tackle next season.

Perhaps more importantly, however, Jones also told the media that Terence Steele, who started the majority of last season at right tackle and excelled at the position, would not play on the interior.

Rather, Jones said that Steele would provide depth for the Cowboys at both tackle spots, behind Tyler Smith at left tackle, and Tyron Smith at right tacke.

Jones also indicated during the interview that the team would likely attempt to search for an answer at left guard via the draft if possible.

With that said, Tyron Smith has not played a full NFL season since 2015, and has played a total of just 17 games over the last three seasons, making Steele's position as swing tackle a particularly valuable one for Dallas.

And with Tyler Smith emerging as the team's future at left tackle, and Tyron's career seemingly winding down after 12 seasons, Steele also appears to be waiting in the wings as the team's future on the right side.

For now, however, it appears he will still have to wait his turn behind the future hall-of-famer in Tyron Smith.

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