Round Two saw the Cowboys add to their offensive line, as the offseason left them a little thinner than they would have probably liked. They chose Connor Williams out of Texas with their next pick. Williams had a lot to like, but one of the knocks on him was his length. This would show up as the seasons went on in regard to holding penalties. The penalties allowed the Cowboys to feel that Williams was replaceable a few years later as he ended up in Miami with another pick that we will cover later.
Williams was a solid guard who did fill a huge hole that the Dallas Cowboys are still trying to find ways to fill the hole. While many feel that Williams needed to go it has become evident that they could have kept him and felt better at the position than they have in the last few years.
Yes, Tyler Smith is looking up, but they may need him at left tackle with Tyron Smith and his run of physical issues. Williams could have filled left guard, Tyler would have been left tackle, and they would not have felt the need to rely on Tyron staying healthy.
Williams didn’t look like the best pick but has looked better after the issues the Dallas Cowboys had on the line last year. While Williams has been moved to center, he is still a solid lineman and certainly worth the second-round pick. Penalties have been his issue, and while those certainly have hurt him, he is still a very solid starter and a good run-blocking lineman.
Individual Grade: C+