6 Offensive Linemen the Cowboys Must Target in Free Agency

The Cowboys can still fix their offensive line in free agency

Cowboys, Connor Williams
Cowboys, Connor Williams / JIM RASSOL/THE PALM BEACH POST / USA
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1. Connor Williams, G/C

Another familiar face that could return to the Cowboys is former Texas standout Connor Williams. Seen as a steal in Round 2 of the 2018 NFL Draft, Williams moved from tackle to guard and wound up being the primary starter for Dallas throughout the next four seasons.

Williams hit free agency in 2022 and much like Tyler Biadasz, the Cowboys wanted him back. However, Miami outbid them and he landed a two-year deal with the Fins. Williams moved to center and is one of the former players Jerry Trotta of The Landry Hat would like to see return. He praises Williams as a pass blocker but does express caution due to a torn ACL suffered in Week 14.

"The Cowboys will obviously have to check on Williams' rehab, but he could make for a bargain-bin signing in light of the injury. Before going down, Williams' 90.5 run-blocking grade ranked first amongst interior linemen (centers and guards) and his 98.7 blocking efficiency placed fourth, per Pro Football Focus."

Adding Williams would open up all sorts of possibilities for Dallas. He's started at guard and center throughout his NFL career and was even an offensive tackle for the Longhorns. If he's healthy enough to play, he might be willing to return to his home state to prove he's healthy enough for a long-term contract in 2025.

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