Dallas Cowboys coach Jason Garrett downplayed concerns about his rebuilt offensive line heading into Wednesday’s season opener against the New York Giants. Heading into the contest, the Cowboys’ five starting linemen for the game have yet to take a snap in tandem during the pre-season because of injuries.
But the group, which includes free-agent additions at both guard spots (Nate Livings, Mackenzy Bernadeau), has practiced together as a unit this week. They will face a Giants team that has won seven of the last nine against Dallas, with 25 sacks in that stretch.
“We signed these guys for a reason. When they’ve been healthy, they’ve done a real nice job for us,” Garrett said. “It’s our good fortune they’ve been healthy the last couple of weeks.
“The offensive line we have is fairly experienced. They’ve played a lot of games in this league. We’re going to put a plan together and we’re going to go play football ... So we’re excited to see them play against a really, really formidable defensive line the Giants have. It’ll be a great challenge for us and we’re excited about it.”
_ Jimmy Burch