4.) O’Cyrus Torrence
The rookie right guard looked like a rookie when he went up against defensive tackle Chris Jones. There is an understanding that Torrence was facing arguably the best defensive lineman in the league and that there would be growing pains.
However, there were too many times when Jones was in Josh Allen’s face from the right side. It was not just Torrence who struggled, as you have to left guard Connor McGovern in the mix as well as someone who struggled against Jones. Overall, the defensive line for Kansas City won in the trenches against the Buffalo offensive line but Allen does what he does best and plays off of that thriller.
With the Bills having to take on a Cowboys’ defense that can take away the ball on the ground or in the air, as well as create massive pressure both on the outside and in the inside, Torrence will need to bring stability in the middle of the line and keep Allen protected. All it takes is Allen to roll outside and to meet Micah Parsons for the sack.
3.) Dion Dawkins
Much like Torrence, left tackle Dion Dawkins was seen getting blown up or ran by throughout the game. It seemed like Dawkins spent more time chasing the defenders in the backfield rather than keeping them in front of him. At the end of the day, the offensive line for Buffalo allowed 3 sacks and gave up a ton of pressure that Allen had to find a way to get out of. There were plenty of times where defenders sent a blitz on Allen and caused the offensive line to break rather than bend.
The Cowboys’ have a defensive line similar to the Chiefs in terms of dominant playmakers upfront both in the middle of the line and off the edge. Dawkins will have to improve protecting Allen’s blindside against a ferocious Cowboys defense.