Today NFL.com's Gregg Rosenthal released his list of the easiest and hardest jobs in the NFL today.
Inspired by Ezekiel Elliott's claim from last year that playing running back for the Dallas Cowboys was one of the easiest jobs in america, Rosenthal's 2017 list found a place for the Dallas Cowboys and whoever the lucky player is who gets to play at left guard.
If fact, according to Rosenthal, it almost doesn't even really matter who they've got playing in the position:
Playing behind the' offensive line is a blast. Just ask agent or Dallas running back , who was effective in spurts as the ' starter in 2015. Playing on Dallas' offensive line sandwiched between two All-Pros, with another layer of All-Pro added on top, is even cushier.
wasn't even supposed to start at left guard last year, but the injury replacement parlayed his season into . Playing between left tackle and center covers up most weaknesses, and it doesn't hurt that guard is on the right side. This surplus of talent explains why the appear so unconcerned with the position despite a shaky training camp from their starting candidates: injury-prone third-year pro , former top-10 pick and journeyman . Difficult against the , and will challenge just how foolproof this position is.
Yes, right now it looks like you could pick almost anyone to play left guard and the Cowboys wouldn't suffer much from it due to the immense amount of talent around that position, but it only takes a few injuries to really expose a weakness like that on the offensive line.
That being said, it's going to take a lot of deplete the Cowboys offensive line talent pool, and if Leary taught us anything it's that seeminly anyone's game is can drastically improve when you line up with so much talent all around you.
You can find the full list of Rosenthal's easiest and hardest jobs in the NFL here.
Source: Gregg Rosenthal - NFL.com · Photo Credit: KEYSTONE PRESS