Dan Graziano from ESPN's NFC East blog put up his list of the four most underrated players in the NFC East today. By definition, one of the four has to be a Cowboy.
John Clayton, one of ESPN's senior writers, posted his version of an All-Underrated Team today. The twist here is that the team is made up entirely of players who haven't made a Pro Bowl (yet) and were not drafted in the first round. Clayton's team also contains a Cowboys player.
Both writers chose a Cowboys lineman to include in their respective lists, one a defensive lineman, one an offensive lineman. Find out who they picked after the break
Dan Graziano sings the praises of Jay Ratliff:
He's been to the Pro Bowl the past three years, so clearly, people are catching on. But it's tough to find "underrated" players on a roster that gets as much attention as the Cowboys' roster does. And because of the position he plays, Ratliff doesn't get a lot of attention for the number of different ways he impacts the game. Opponents and opposing coaches fear and respect him, and the Cowboys consider him a versatile team leader who'd likely move to DE if they felt they needed him there to help their pass rush next year.
Doug Free makes John Clayton's All-Underrated team.
Some members of the underrated team are free agents. Doug Free of the Cowboys played well enough replacing Flozell Adams at left tackle that he should get a nice contract from Jerry Jones. The Cowboys can't afford to let him go.
Both of these picks are solid choices for either list, but an argument could be made that in Cowboys Country, neither of these players in underrated. Looking at the current Cowboys roster, who would be your pick for the most underrated player?