With the Dallas Cowboys’ continued commitment to the offensive line in and just after the draft this year, landing Florida tackle Chaz Green in the third round and picking up LSU tackle La’el Collins in the week after the draft on the rookie free agent market, Darrion Weems has kind of been lost in the shuffle.
But Weems, who it was assumed would battle Green for the swing tackle job left vacant by Jermey Parnell, isn’t worried about any of that.
“You don’t think about any of that. You just come out every day and you work to get better,” Weems told the team’s website. “If you’re thinking about everything that’s being said and done around you, you’d go crazy.”
Though few outside Valley Ranch might realize it, Weems has put together a very impressive offseason, working mostly at right tackle in the absence of Doug Free, who is coming off offseason foot surgery. Collins saw some reps at the right tackle spot as well, but he was eventually moved to left guard, and Weems stayed put.
“Every rep is key," Weems said. “Doug is there constantly, in my ear, letting me know the things I’m doing wrong, things I’m doing right. He’s being very vocal and great and helping me come along.”