Dallas Cowboys: 3 Veterans Cowboys Nation is sleeping on

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Dallas Cowboys veteran No 3

Connor Williams, LG

Last season Connor Williams was the MVP of the offensive line. The only starter to make it all season, Williams offered stability and strong play from the left guard position at a time when both qualities were severely absent.

As we detailed earlier in the week, Williams gets bum rap in Dallas for a couple reasons:

  1. Dallas Cowboys fans are spoiled with elite O-line play and don’t know what the rest of the NFL deals with.
  2. Williams isn’t the prototypical road grader at guard and plays with athleticism and technique over power. This makes it very tough for some to fairly grade his effectiveness.

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At the end of the day, most of the NFL would kill to have a guy like Connor Williams on their team. Williams, rated by PFF as the 16th best guard in the league isn’t flashy but he’s highly effective. He’ one of the youngest starting guards in the NFL (he just turned 24-years-old) and only one guard younger than him rated higher than him. That tells us he’s way ahead of schedule developmentally.

Williams is entering a contract year and theirs a good chance the Dallas Cowboys won’t be able to afford him next year. Williams will be extra motivated to put out his best season as a Pro and that bodes well for his production in 2021.

So there we have it. Three Dallas Cowboys who are potentially big time parts of the roster here in 2021 but do seem to be getting the credit they deserve.

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What do you think? Are these the only underrated guys on the roster we need to be recognizing?