5 late-round draft prospects the Cowboys should consider

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1. Milton Williams, DL (Louisiana Tech)

The Dallas Cowboys defense allowed the second-most rushing yards per game last year with 158.8. It was obvious relatively early in the season that the team could benefit from upgrading its defensive line.

The Cowboys have made a handful of underwhelming moves to attempt to address this need in free agency. The organization has signed defensive linemen Carlos Watkins and Brent Urban. However, Dallas could still benefit from adding additional players to this unit.

That should lead America’s Team to pay close attention to defensive lineman Milton Williams. The young defender managed to rack up an impressive 19 tackles for a loss in his last two seasons at Louisiana Tech.

The six-foot-four, 278-pound lineman has mostly flown under the radar up until this point due to the fact that he played in the notoriously weak CUSA conference. However, the young defender recently had an absolutely dominant performance at his Pro Day. He managed to run an absurd 4.62 (unofficial) 40-yard dash while posting an impressive 34 bench press reps.

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The Dallas Cowboys could nab a steal if Williams falls into the fourth or fifth rounds of the draft (though the latter seems unlikely after his Pro Day). The organization could upgrade its defensive line with a player who showed genuine flashes of brilliance last season with this potential late-round selection.