NFL Rumors: Mackenzy Bernadeau Leaving Dallas Cowboys For Jacksonville Jaguars

NFL rumors have been swirling around Mackenzy Bernadeau. With the Dallas Cowboys having enviable depth on the offensive line, there is no longer a place for the Bentley Falcons star. Fortunately for Bernadeau, he is set to hit free agency. A new home in the National Football League is on his radar. According to ESPN, Bernadeau is set to sign a contract with the Jacksonville Jaguars so that he can compete for a starting job.

It’s no secret that the Dallas Cowboys have one of the best offensive lines in the NFL. They were so good that DeMarco Murray was able to beat the single season franchise rushing record held by the legendary Emmitt Smith. Travis Frederick, Zack Martin and Tyron Smith are considered among the best at their respective positions. La’el Collins and Doug Free are above average at their positions, with the former potentially surging towards the top of the ranking at left guard soon.

Dallas Cowboys center Travis Frederick Travis Frederick [Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images]The thing that a lot of NFL fans aren’t aware of is the fact that their backups happen to be some of the best in the league as well. Backup center and guard Ronald Leary could start for a lot of teams in the National Football League. Charles Brown is a competent backup at both tackles, and the Dallas Cowboys coaching staff would feel confident if he had to start a game or two. Like Leary, Makenzy Bernadeau would probably be a starter if he played elsewhere.

Earlier in the week, the Dallas Cowboys decided to put a second round tender on Ronald Leary. The team knew that there would be interest in him from other NFL teams, so they took the precaution to ensure that they receive compensation if does end up leaving. The Cowboys wanted to keep Leary around because they know that he can be a starter in the National Football League and might some day replace Doug Free in the starting lineup.

Dallas Cowboys guard Zack Martin Zack Martin [Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images]When La’el Collins was a star for the LSU Tigers, he did so as a tackle. He was a first round talent but he did not get drafted because NFL teams were concerned about off the field issues. The Dallas Cowboys were quick to swoop him up as a free agent. Since Doug Free was still solid at right tackle, Jason Garrett decided top lay Collins at guard. It is a much easier position to pick up, especially for younger players not used to the speed of the National Football League.

La’el Collins has too much talent and potential to remain a guard for the rest of his NFL career. Whenever the Dallas Cowboys coaching staff deem him ready to play tackle, Doug Free will be replaced. Tyron Smith is considered to be the best left tackle in the National Football League. Smith and Collins would be one of the most formidable tandems. They can carry the Cowboys for much of the next decade.

Dallas Cowboys guard Ronald Leary Ronald Leary [Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images]That doesn’t leave much room for Mackenzy Bernadeau. He had to leave the Dallas Cowboys if he wanted to play. NFL players don’t usually have a long shelf life. It’s best to get on the field as soon as you can. Bernadeau will more than likely compete with Tyler Shatley for a starting job. If he wins, Mackenzy can form a pretty formidable interior with Brandon Linder and AJ Cann, which would make life much easier for new Jacksonville Jaguars running back Chris Ivory.

Mackenzy Bernadeau reportedly would have loved to have stayed with the Dallas Cowboys for the rest of his NFL career. Since he wanted to be on the field, the Jacksonville Jaguars were the better option.

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