3 Former Cowboys Still Unemployed as OTAs Arrive

These 3 former Cowboys are still looking for a home in 2024
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2. Connor Williams, C/G

He might not have been with the Cowboys in 2023, but Connor Williams was originally selected by Dallas — inside AT&T Stadium. Chosen 50th overall in 2018 out of Texas, Williams moved from offensive tackle to guard for the Cowboys.

He spent four seasons in Dallas and started 51 games at guard. He left in 2022 to sign a two-year deal with the Miami Dolphins and did an exceptional job once he moved to center.

Playing at a Pro Bowl level, Williams was in line for another hefty payday but then suffered a frustrating injury. Williams tore his ACL in Week 14, sending him to the IR.

Now in May, with OTAs gearing up, Williams is still without a home for 2024. That’s by design as Drew Rosenhaus, Williams’ agent, said the injury was rather significant so they’re taking their time. 

“So, he’s taking his time with his rehab. I don’t think his immediate plan is to sign with the Dolphins or any team right now. I think he’s focused on his medical situation — getting healthy — and then see where he stands at that point. So, it’s not going to be any time soon that we see Connor Williams signing with an NFL team.” — Rosenhaus, Per Pro Football Talk

There was an idea floated for him to return to Dallas but with Cooper Bebee taking snaps at center, that’s not likely to happen.