One of the biggest questions of the offseason has been where the Dallas Cowboys are going to play La’el Collins in 2018.
There are those that have assumed La’el will stay at right tackle, and there are those that believe he belongs back at left guard where he started in Dallas. When the Cowboys signed Cameron Fleming and Marcus Martin in the offseason, well we didn’t learn much more.
On Friday night though, we seemingly got our answer. The Cowboys used the 50th overall pick in the draft to take Texas offensive lineman Connor Williams (that sound you hear is Ezekiel Elliott slobbering).
It was an incredible value pick for the Cowboys, but it did raise the question of where these guys are going to play yet again. Could Connor be the left guard of the future? Or could he possible be this team’s right tackle with La’el Collins sliding over almost all the way?
As they celebrated what they pulled off in the second and third rounds of the draft, the Cowboys basically gave us our answer. Jason Garrett noted that the Cowboys view Williams as a guard (he was announced as one too for whatever that’s worth).
Jason Garrett says the Cowboys see Connor Williams as an interior offensive lineman. Sounds like they expect him to compete to be their starting LG.— David Helman (@HelmanDC) April 28, 2018
This is fantastic news. It gives the Cowboys a starting offensive line (left to right) of Tyron Smith, Connor Williams, Travis Frederick, Zack Martin, and La’el Collins. Cam Fleming serves as the team’s swing tackle, and Marcus Martin is interior depth. That is extremely tough to beat.
There were many Cowboys fans that wanted the team to address the interior offensive line need with their first pick (19th overall) in the draft. Dallas held to their plan and pulled a rabbit out of a hat, a magic trick that will make Dak Prescott and Ezekiel Elliott smile in amazement.