Cowboys Agree To Deals With A Trio Of Linemen

Josh Clark
March 26, 2018 - 11:01 am
New England Patriots offensive tackle Cameron Fleming

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DALLAS (105.3 The Fan) - The Dallas Cowboys are shoring up their offensive line with the addition of a few veterans. 

The Cowboys announced Monday that they have signed free agent offensive tackle Cameron Fleming and guard Marcus Martin. Dallas also re-signed free agent guard Joe Looney. 

In addition to those two players, Dallas has also expressed an interest in free agent guard Marcus Martin. 

ESPN's Todd Archer reported Monday morning that Fleming and the Cowboys had agreed to a 1-year, $3.5 million deal. 

Fleming, 25, spent the first four years of his career in New England after being drafted in the fourth round out of Stanford. He started at right tackle in six games for the Patriots, including the Super Bowl.

The signing of Fleming could move La'el Collins back to left guard, a spot he played in 2015 as a rookie. 105.3 The Fan's Jeff Cavanaugh, however, believes that Fleming will back up Collins and Tyron Smith as the new swing tackle. 

Cavanaugh's speculation is based on the length of the contract and the amount of money Fleming will receive. He further warns that Dallas could draft another lineman in the upcoming draft. 

In regards to Looney, he'll receive a two-year deal to add some depth to the Cowboys offensive line. He's served as both a backup guard and center in his two seasons in Dallas

Martin, 24, is a former third-round pick who has been a part-time starter with the Cleveland Browns and San Francisco 49ers. The 24-year-old was claimed off waivers by the Cleveland Browns in March of 2017 but didn't appear in any games. 

Martin and Fleming both visited the Cowboys at The Star in Frisco last week.

To make some of the roster moves possible, the Cowboys restructured tight end Jason Witten's contract to save them $3 million in cap space. Dallas previously did the same with center Travis Frederick's contract. His restructure saved the Cowboys about $7 million on the cap.