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Cowboys countdown to kickoff: #63 Tyler Biadasz

The Dallas Cowboys face the New York Giants in Week 1. And we’re counting down to it by jersey numbers.

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We’re continuing our countdown to the opening game of the Dallas Cowboys 2023 regular season. Each day we’ll present a new player whose jersey number represents the countdown to opening day. Today is number 63.

C Tyler Biadasz
Born: 20th November 1997 (25) - Amherst, Wisconsin
College: Wisconsin Badgers
Draft: 2020, Round 4, Pick 146, Dallas Cowboys

2022 Stats:
Total Snaps: 1,285
Offensive Snaps: 1,194 (92%)
Pass Block Snaps: 653
Run Block Snaps: 542
Sacks: 1
Pressures: 23
Penalties: 5

Tyler Biadasz started his college career in 2016 and redshirted his first year. His next season he would convert to center after playing as a defensive lineman in high school. He would get the starting job for the start of the season and would play all 14 games as the teams center. He helped pave the way for Jonathan Taylor to break the FBS rushing record for a freshman with 1,977 yards. He would earn Freshman All-America and third-team All-Big 10 honors after playing 360 pass blocks with zero sacks allowed. The following season Biadasz continued his role as the team’s starting center playing all 13 games. He allowed three sacks and 11 pressures, but helped Taylor be the best running back in the nation, averaging 6.2 yards per carry. In 2019, he would dominate at the position and be one of best interior lineman. On 390 pass sets he would allow only one sack and five pressures. He would go on to win the Rimington Trophy becoming the first Badger to win the trophy. He was honored with first-team All-American and first-team All-Big10. He declared for the draft at the end of the season and did not return for his senior year. Since taking the starting center role in 2018, Biadasz played in 41 games and was the team captain in his final season.

Cowboys Review:
His first season at Dallas was stunted somewhat as the coaching staff opted to keep Joe Looney as the team’s center. Because of injuries he did get to start some games that year. The next year he looked a little shaky, mostly making costly penalties that negated key, explosive plays. There were some people that questioned his ability that year. In 2022, he looked much better and certainly more disciplined. He was called on five penalties so things were not perfect, but he had definitely worked hard to clean up certain aspects of his game. During the last seven games of the season (which include playoffs games), Biadasz only committed one penalty making him one of the more disciplined lineman for Dallas during that time. By the end of 2022, he had only allowed one sack and was nominated to his first Pro Bowl appearance.

2023 Roster Projection:
Every season so far Biadasz has improved and looked cleaner and more disciplined. We can expect that trend to continue. He will be the team’s starting center and with this being his contract year we may get a ‘contract year’ boost. He’s an intelligent center just like his fellow Wisconsin predecessor Travis Frederick, and has shown he plays with strong, efficient hand placement. His control against the more powerful defenders has slowly gotten better and this year we could see more improvement in this area of his game. There’s nothing stopping him this year from being a breakout candidate for Dallas which will make decisions at the end of season whether the Cowboys offer him a second contract.

Projected 2023 Stats:
Total Snaps: 1,250
Pass Block Snaps: 630
Run Block Snaps: 620
Pressures: 22
Sacks: 1

The Big Question:
Will Tyler Biadasz be a breakout player this year? Answer in the comments.

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