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The Dallas Cowboys have a “great” problem!

Well, you don't often hear this!

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Dallas Cowboys offensive tackle Terrence Steele is continuing his recovery from offseason reconstructive knee surgery, and has even slimmed down thanks to a few select dietary changes. However, he's not yet been cleared for football activities. 

“Strength is there,” Steele said. “My quad muscle is there. Pass sets feel good. Run sets feel good. … The doc said he hasn’t seen someone my size recover as fast as I have been recovering.”

In the meantime, the Cowboys are working with Tyler Smith at left tackle, Matt Farniok left guard, Tyler Biadasz at center, Tyron Smith at right tackle and Zack Martin at right guard.

“We all want to line up and play [the same] five guys for 20 games,” head coach Mike McCarthy said. “Having continuity to your offensive line directly reflects your win total. You look at the history of that. But I think you do have to recognize that [with] 17 games it’s a bit of a stretch. So position flex is critical. You guys know all of the combinations. You’ll see us working on all those angles.”

In fact, having this much talent at the tackle position is a a good thing, and a "problem" that plenty of teams would like to have.

“We have a great problem,” Farniok said. “In all reality, we want to put out our best five, but we have a best, like, seven. That’s one good thing about here is that if something does happen, we have people that are going to be able to respond, be able to fill in that hole and play at the same caliber as everyone else. There’s not going to be a [drop-off].”

“We’ve got a lot of good people,” Tyler Smith said. “A lot of good players. … Right now, we’re taking it day by day. We’ll see how it goes because last year, it changed week by week, on the fly. We’ll see how it shakes out.”