The Organized Team Activities are over and all on field activities are done until training camp, but the Cowboys staff is still hard at work trying to make the team better. On Tuesday the team apparently came to terms with veteran offensive guard Uche Nwaneri.
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Uche Nwaneri, 30, is 6-3, 325 pounds and runs a 5.37 40 yard dash. Nwaneri has spent his entire career with the Jacksonville Jaguars who cut him in a money saving move. He started 92 games with the Jags and has been their starting right guard the last five seasons. He also has experience playing left guard as well.
The Cowboys have 8 guards on their roster already and Nwaneri makes it 9, unless they decide to cut one of the guards to make room for him. Mackenzy Bernadeau and Ronald Leary have been battling at the left guard spot with Zach Martin being thrust into the starting lineup at right guard. Bernadeau has also been working at center some.
Jason Garrett always talks about how important it is to have competition at every position. So, it appears the they are bringing in Nwaneri to compete with Martin at right guard.
Another possibility could be that the signing of Nwaneri frees up Bernadeau to also work at center to push Travis Frederick. Frederick's mobility is his biggest weakness. The best line may consist of Leary at left guard, Bernadeau at center, and Martin at right guard with Nwaneri being a backup swing guard. I do not see that happening, but it could.