Dallas Cowboys: Connor Williams and Tyler Biadasz offer hope for future

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The Dallas Cowboys O-line delivered it’s best performance to-date and Connor Williams and Tyler Biadasz are a big reason why.

The Dallas Cowboys are built on their offensive line. Every part of this team was built around the premise that the offensive line would be dominant in 2020. It would open holes for Ezekiel Elliott and the ground game. It would protect Dak Prescott and the passing game. It would inflict it’s will upon opponents, protect leads, and keep the defense fresh on the sideline.

But that entire backbone of the team dissolved before our very eyes early in the 2020 season. And after suffering a slow death that landed La’el Collins, Tyron Smith, and Joe Looney on IR, Cowboys Nation accepted this offensive line would be a liability to be overcome – not an asset to ride.

The Dallas Cowboys, in true unpredictable fashion, flipped the script once again. Last week starting center Tyler Biadasz and starting guard Connor Williams delivered their best performances to-date in the victory against New York.

Biadasz, playing in just his second NFL contest, was a wildcard entering Sunday’s game. The highly regarded rookie hadn’t seen much time this season and without a preseason of even full training camp, there was no telling how the fourth round pick would play.

Biadasz played with a surprising amount of poise in his first start. And at a position where most rookies look overwhelmed both physically and mentally, Biadasz looked neither. He was a clear upgrade to the man he was replacing.

Similarly, Connor Williams offered up his best performance as well. Williams was thrust into action this season after suffering a late season knee injury just months ago. Williams entered the season struggling, playing some of his worst football since his rookie year.  He seemingly put that behind him on Sunday, looking well suited for the starting role.

With two replacement parts occupying the bookends, it’s absolutely imperative the middle of the Dallas Cowboys offensive line plays strong and consistent football. Biadasz, Williams and Zack Martin played like true assets on Sunday and given their age and natural progression, there’s reason to believe they’re just scratching the surface of their potential this year.

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No one is coming to save the Dallas Cowboys this season. If they want to get better as a team they are going to have to do it from within. Tyler Biadasz and Connor Williams took a step in that direction. We’ll see this Monday Night if that’s a sign of things to come and something the Cowboys can lean on this season.

  • Published on 10/14/2020 at 12:36 PM
  • Last updated at 10/14/2020 at 18:12 PM