Sep 13, 2020; Orchard Park, New York, USA; New York Jets offensive tackle Chuma Edoga (75) jogs off the field following the game against the Buffalo Bills at Bills Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Rich Barnes-USA TODAY Sports
Cowboys sign former Jets offensive lineman Chuma Edoga to one-year deal
On Tuesday, the Dallas Cowboys have brought in some additional depth to their offensive line. The team signed former New York Jets and Atlanta Falcons offensive lineman Chuma Edoga to a one-year contract.
Edoga will likely be given an opportunity to win the starting spot at left guard with the departure of Connor McGovern in free agency and the uncertainty surrounding veteran tackle Tyron Smith. It is still unclear whether the Cowboys will start now second-year tackle Tyler Smith at left tackle or move him back inside, where he was initially expected to play as a rookie, to accommodate Tyron Smith. Edoga could prove in camp that keeping Tyler Smith at left tackle is the more viable option.
Edoga, 25, has played in 26 games and started 13 in his four-year NFL career. He was drafted by the New York Jets with the 92nd pick in the third round of the 2019 NFL Draft out of USC. He would spend the next three seasons with the Jets, spending time as a backup and on injured reserve before being waived in August of 2022. The next day, he was signed by the Atlanta Falcons, where he would appear in just two games.
The Cowboys have been active this offseason, especially in the trade market, and this signing could prove useful as cheap offensive line depth with potential.