Tyler Biadasz Remains Cowboys Starting Center, but Could That Change?
So far it appears that the Dallas Cowboys are content to let Tyler Biadasz retain the role of starting center in 2021. But with the draft still to come and a few other key free agency dates ahead, could Biadasz get some more competition for the job before training camp?
About a year ago, Dallas traded up to draft Biadasz toward the end of the 4th Round. He ended up starting four games in 2020 with injuries to Joe Looney and various other members of the Cowboys offensive line
If it hadn’t been for his own hamstring injury and being placed on injured reserve, Biadasz likely would’ve finished the season as starting center. The rookie was improving as he played and eventually graded out slightly higher than Looney according to Pro Football Focus.
As of now Looney remains unsigned in free agency and the Cowboys haven’t added any other new talent with center experience. Outside of Biadasz, in-house options like Connor McGovern and Adam Redmond feel more like depth than legitimate competition.
This isn’t to say that Biadasz is simply the starter by default. Dallas clearly thought enough to trade up for him in 2020 and he performed adequately despite having his rookie year marred by the pandemic and numerous injuries on offense. There’s a strong case to let him come back and build on a promising foundation.