Terence Steele was born on June 4, 1997, he is an American football offensive tackle for the Dallas Cowboys of the National Football League (NFL). He currently wears the number 78 jersey. He played college football at Texas Tech.
Steele attended Byron P. Steele II High School. As a senior, he was the starter at left tackle, receiving All-District 25-6A and San Antonio Express-News first-team All-Area honors.
He was considered a three-star recruit, the No. 1,844 overall prospect, the No. 179 offensive tackle, and the No. 239 overall player in Texas in his class, according to the average of the major recruiting services. He committed to Texas Tech over offers from BYU, North Texas, and UTSA.
As a redshirt freshman, he played under future NFL head coach Kliff Kingsbury. He started the first 10 games at left tackle, before being moved to right tackle for the last 2 contests. He blocked for future NFL quarterback Patrick Mahomes while contributing to the team leading the nation in passing yards and total offense. He was named to the All-Big 12 freshman team.
Steele was signed as an undrafted free agent by the Dallas Cowboys after the 2020 NFL Draft on April 27. Because of the season-ending injury to starting right tackle La’el Collins and backup Cameron Erving having to miss time with different injuries, Steele was pressed into the starting lineup for the Cowboys, becoming just the fourth offensive tackle in the Super Bowl era, and the ninth in league history, to start at least 14 contests as an undrafted rookie. In the season opener against the Los Angeles Rams, he was able to hold his own until giving up a crucial sack on the final drive, as the offense was attempting to tie the contest.
As of November 28, 2021, Steele has started 10 games for the Dallas Cowboys during the 2021 season, including even after longtime starter La’el Collins returned from suspension. From weeks 2–8, he started at right tackle, and then started three games at left tackle after Tyron Smith was injured. Steele missed the week 13 game after being placed on the COVID-19 list. On December 26 against the Washington Football Team, Terence Steele reported as an eligible receiver and caught his first NFL touchdown from Dak Prescott.