Over the weekend word trickled out that Cowboys offensive lineman Marcus Martin was facing surgery on his right toe to repair a torn ligament.
While the Cowboys haven’t confirmed that Martin’s season could effectively be over, the writing has been on the wall , and that means there might be a need for some offensive line depth, at least through the preseason. Say hello to the new depth, Jacob Alsadek.
Congratulations to #TeamDEC client @jacobalsadek on signing with @dallascowboys— DEC Management (@davidcanter) August 13, 2018
Alsadek may be effectively replacing Marcus Martin in terms of depth, but it’s not the first time he’s been connected to a former Cowboys offensive lineman.
Just a few months ago the Green Bay Packers signed Byron Bell and released Alsadek in the one fell swoop. If you’re following the trail here Byron Bell has now replaced Jacob Alsadek who is now replacing Marcus Martin who replaced (at least as an offensive lineman in general) Byron Bell. The circle of life.
Packers signed T/G Byron Bell and released T/G Jacob Alsadek.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) May 30, 2018
Jacob Alsadek was actually Green Bay’s first undrafted free agent signee after the draft so they definitely coveted him coming out of Arizona. He is definitely high profile and regarded quite well. From our friends at Arizona Desert Swarm:
The San Diego native was USA Today Freshman All-American and then an All-Pac-12 honorable mention as a senior.
In 2017, Alsadek started in all 13 games at right guard and helped lead an Arizona rushing attack that was the best in the Pac-12 and ranked third nationally.
Alsadek was also highly-regarded for his character and leadership skills. He was one of four season team captains as voted by teammates at the end of regular season.
The 6-foot-7, 325-pound Alsadek only played guard at Arizona, but many believe he is capable of playing all across the offensive line.
The move seems promising and will hopefully be a welcome one to the best position group on the Cowboys. Here’s hoping.