Following the Dallas Cowboys victory over the New York Giants, decisions will need to be made. When will QB Dak Prescott return? Is Michael Gallup ready play? etc.

However, the one that needs to be answered soonest involves healthy players. What will they do at left guard?

For the past two games, second-year swing interior lineman has been the starter. In place of Connor McGovern, who played well against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers before suffering a high-ankle sprain. Sidelining him for 4-6 games.

Farniok, considering the positions he’s been put into, has played solid. While his pass protection needs improvement. He displays plenty of power in the run game but still needs development.

All the while, Jason Peters made his Dallas Cowboys debut. It was only 14 snaps, but it left an enormous impression from the start.

All in all, this a good problem for the Cowboys. You can never have enough good offensive linemen. Especially when we go back from March through the preseason at the disarray the offensive line depth appeared.

Rookie Tyler Smith seems to have the left tackle spot in a choke hold, so the trio of McGovern, Farniok and Peters are all going to be considered for the full-time guard job.

The coaching staff can’t afford to make the same mistakes they made last season. With the left guard and right tackle spot being heavily rotated. All it did was create inconsistencies on the line.

Cowboys head coach Mike McCarthy, offensive coordinator Kellen Moore and offensive line coach Joe Philbin have preached consistency all off-season.

If they want to avoid the meltdown from 2021 and carry the momentum, they’ll need to decide on a starter and live with it.

Conventional wisdom and eye-test says future Hall of Famer Peters is the best player. Will the coaching staff opt for the seasoned-vet?

Do they go back to their day one starter in McGovern? He kept the starting job even after preseason before his injury.

What about Farniok? He continues to get better and has been raved about his progression from 2021 to this season. Does he keep the job?

These are tough questions, but the offensive line is playing much better as a unit than expected. Smith, Biadasz, Martin and Steele aren’t going anywhere (for now).

The left guard position has three viable candidates, but it needs to be narrowed down to one.

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