Originally Posted by Idgit
We had bigger problems at OT and C.
Actually, I believe Ryan Cook graded out higher at his position than either guard, but that's not saying a lot.
To me, the line did show marked improvement, which should have been expected since we entered the offseason with two new guards and the tackles switching sides then lost the expected starting center.
However, as with every position on this team, Dallas needs to be looking for more. Bernadeau and Costa need to be seen as stopgaps while the team looks for actually stars at those spots. Right tackle needs to be fixed, which to me would be giving Parnell a chance WITH quality competition facing him. Cook is a fine backup/fill-in, but this team needs at least three new linemen to add to the mix, and at least one of them needs to be a clear upgrade at C, RG or RT.
Obviously, we'd all like All-Pro-caliber guys at those spots, but incremental progress is probably the best we can hope for.