6 Offensive Linemen the Cowboys Must Target in Free Agency

The Cowboys can still fix their offensive line in free agency

Cowboys, Connor Williams
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2. Jonah Williams, OT

Again, it's back to a former first-round draft pick who hasn't fully lived up to expectations. Jonah Williams was taken at No. 11 overall in 2019 by the Cincinnati Bengals. The Alabama offensive tackle was supposed to be a centerpiece of their offense as the left tackle and was known as a film junkie who was always prepared for his opponent.

Williams' career got off to a bad start as he injured his shoulder during offseason activities and missed his entire rookie campaign. In 2020, he again dealt with injuries early in the year and then finished the season on IR after making 10 starts in 12 games.

He finally started to stay healthy in 2021 and started 32 games over the next two seasons. He played well enough to keep a starting job but was moved to the right side after the Bengals signed Orlando Brown ahead of the 2023 campaign. Williams then started all 17 games for the first time in his career. It didn't seem likely he would do this with Cincinnati since the arrival of Brown originally led to a request for a trade but Williams eventually bought in and manned the right side.

Dallas could add him as a bridge player on the right side, or he could push Terence Teele on the right side. Having Tyler Smith on the roster gives them some flexibility since he can play left tackle. Perhaps the best move is Williams on the right, Smith on the left, and Steele at guard. Whatever they want to do, Williams can help them get five capable players out there.