Dallas Cowboys Mailbag: 3/18/10

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Q:  Why would the Cowboys not draft a LT prospect to rotate with Flozell Adams a few plays per game—and do the same with other OL personnel (Colombo/Free)?
John Coleman, Bassett, VA
A: Line substitutions have traditionally been limited to the defensive side of the ball, but we kind of like your thinking here.  Football has evolved into a sport of personnel packages.  The Cowboys bring in different packages of skill positions players on offense based on down and distance.  They do the same with the entire defense.
So why does the offensive line—on basically every NFL team—remain stagnant?  Our best guess is that you always want your best players protecting your quarterback.  It could be risky, for example, substituting a rookie for Flozell Adams in a 3rd-and-long situation.
Still, there do seem to be situations when the idea makes a lot of sense.  The Cowboys loved what they saw in Doug Fre...

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