5 Dallas Cowboys who should go, 3 who should stay

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Connor Williams, OG – Go

The Connor Williams situation truly baffles me when you look at the whole picture. It is easier to replace a guard than a tackle but Williams has not shown any position flexibility. For a team that always talks about flex when acquiring players, why did the team keep him from playing tackle?

For those who forget, Williams was touted as a first-round pick when playing tackle in college and was only projected as a guard when his arms measured in shorter than ideal at the NFL’s scouting combine.

I understand that keeping line continuity matters but trotting out, at the time,  an unproven tackle to protect your quarterback’s blindside should be more important than keeping Williams at guard. It doesn’t help that on tape, he has shown he is still a liability when matched up against players who are primarily power rushers.

Wiliams is a smooth player in and out of his stance and I think kicking him to the outside would allow him to display said athleticism. I believe the other Connor, Connor McGovern showed he is a better player than Williams at guard.

McGovern isn’ a better player yet, but he looks more comfortable at guard than Williams does. I can’t imagine that Williams would be a downgrade at tackle over Terance Steele. I also think he could be an upgrade over Cameron Erving.

Erving has experienced all along the offensive line so having this former first-rounder as your primary reserve inside lineman would also make sense. Giving Williams a shot at tackle in what looks like a lost year gives him experience and the coaching staff options moving ahead.