Coach Jason Garrett said the Cowboys will not turn to personnel changes during the bye to improve the team’s failing offensive line.
That means that struggling right guard Mackenzy Bernadeau will not be replaced by veteran backup Derrick Dockery, nor will center Ryan Cook get a look there if Phil Costa is able to return from a back injury.
"We like the five guys who are playing up front as we talked yesterday," Garrett said. "I think collectively as a group they blocked that front fairly very well, particularly in the passing game the other night against Chicago, and Mackenzy is apart of that. Like everybody on the football team, it can get better. He watched the tape this morning and there's some areas where he can improve and he's got to keep working at it. It's nice to have a guy like Dockery sitting right there where we feel like he's a guy who has some experience and we're certainly confident in his ability to go out there and play."
Bernadeau has gotten a lot of attention because of he was one two free agents added in the offseason to improve the line and he has been a problem not a solution.
But according to a team source, the newcomers are not the only problems up front as veteran right tackle Doug Free, who is also the highest paid member of the line, is struggling as much as anyone.