The Dallas Cowboys are taking a close look at the New England Patriots’ 2017 NFL depth chart to strengthen their offensive tackle. The Dallas are welcoming New England’s free agent tackles Cameron Fleming and LaAdrian Waddle for a visits earlier this week, according to a new reports. Todd Archer of the ESPN was the first to break the news about Waddle’s impending visit to Dallas.
Fleming’s was reported by multiple sports media outlets on Sunday, March 18, including The Velvetiere. With Nate Solder inking a new contract deal with the New York Giants and Justin Pugh signing with the Arizona Cardinals, Fleming and Waddle without a doubt are the two best tackles left in a mediocre free agency class.
Both professional American football players played well in place of injured Patriots right tackle Marcus Cannon in the most recent season, starting 13 contests between them, including the postseasons.
Solder’s departure from the New England made finding a new left tackle the Patriots’ No. 1 offseason priority, as their three internal candidates including Tony Garcia, Cole Croston and Andrew Jelks, all lack notable National Football League experience.
The Patriots on Friday, March 16, inked former Seattle Seahawks Matt Tobin, but the tackle/guard’s probably more of a depth option. Re-signing either Fleming or Waddle would go a long way toward boosting the team’ offensive line.
There’s also a huge chance the Patriots would acquire their left tackle in the 2018 NFL Draft.
Fleming started at right tackle for the New England in the Super Bowl LII last month. Quarterback Tom Brady-led team want to re-sign Fleming, but the Dallas Cowboys are badly in need of at least a swing tackle. Fleming started matches for Patriots at both left and right tackle.
Fleming started 20 of the 47 contest he played in during his four year stint being with the Pats. The former Stanford star was a fourth-rounder draft pick back in 2014.