The common wisdom around the NFL is that the Dallas Cowboys have the best offensive line in the league. They run the ball incredibly well and pass block for Tony Romo well. The Cowboys have done a great job in building an offensive line that does everything a team needs, and they are getting the recognition they deserve.
Could the Miami Dolphins challenge them for that top spot if they added free agent guard Evan Mathis?
The Dolphins clearly have holes at the guard positions. They are currently trusting the two spots to Billy Turner and Dallas Thomas, both young, unproven players. Maybe they will be ready, but maybe they will not be able to step up this year. If that is the case, everything else Miami did this offseason, including revamping the wide receiver corps and adding to a dominant defensive line, will be for naught.
The Dolphins have a Pro Bowl left tackle in Branden Albert. They have a Pro Bowl center in Mike Pouncey. They have a first-round draft pick right tackle entering his second year in Ja'Wuan James. The guard positions are the concern, and Mathis would turn that to a singular statement.
The Dolphins would have three Pro Bowlers and a promising right tackle manning four of the five offensive line positions. Miami could have the answer to their offensive line, and potentially a dominant offensive line, with one move.
Will they pay for Mathis? Will Mathis want to come to South Beach? Would it be enough to make Miami the top offensive line in the league?