The Dallas Cowboys continue to make small moves in free agency. This time they’ve added depth to their offensive line which was a major headache last season when starting offensive tackles Tyron Smith and La’el Collins went down with injury. The team has agreed to terms with veteran offensive tackle Ty Nsekhe.
Last year the Cowboys brought in Cam Erving as the backup swing tackle but injuries cut his season short. Erving is leaving in free agency to join the Panthers. Nsekhe adds competition to the battle for swing tackle with Brandon Knight and Terence Steele in the mix. The latter two, Knight and Steele, saw a lot of action in 2020 and improved as the season went on. But Nsekhe represents plenty of veteran experience and is a known quantity and would be slated as the top backup heading into camp.
Nsekhe spent the bulk of his NFL career in Washington before playing two seasons in Buffalo. He has 17 starts to his name and is a very competent depth tackle who can start in a pinch. The Cowboys saw what happens when injuries strike the offensive line and they want to be ready should 2021 have any of the same issues. Nsekhe represents insurance after Erving left in free agency.
UPDATE: Terms of the deal have been released...
Cowboys salary terms with new swing tackle Ty Nsekhe are one year, $1.75 million total with a $500K signing bonus. His 2021 base salary is $1.25 million.— Calvin Watkins (@calvinwatkins) March 17, 2021