Dallas Cowboys trade up for a unicorn in new mock draft

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Avery WWilliams, Dallas Cowboys
Boise State Broncos cornerback Avery Williams (Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports) /

123. . Cornerback, Boise State. Dallas Cowboys. Avery Williams. 192. player

The Cowboys have a history of success when it comes to Boise State. Defensive end DeMarcus Lawrence, wide receiver Cedrick Wilson, safety Darian Thompson, and linebacker Leighton Vander Esch all went to school there.

The team’s current offensive coordinator, Kellen Moore, is a legendary former quarterback for Boise State as well. They all should certainly know the name Avery Williams and what he brings to the table on special teams.

The special teams unit in Dallas under second-year coordinator John “Bones” Fassel has been revamped this offseason. Joining kicker Greg Zierlien in his second season will be two free-agent acquisitions in long snapper Jake McQuaide and punter Bryan Anger.

So continuing on the retooling theme, the Cowboys brass throws Fassell a bone at the top of the sixth round and draft him a new special teams returner. In Williams, Dallas is getting an electric return specialist that racked up four special teams touchdowns last season alone for the Broncos.

During his four-year career at Boise State, Williams recorded a whopping nine touchdowns as a returner. And while he offers some value as a backup cornerback on defense and potential running back on offense, this is a player specially drafted to improve the Cowboys special teams unit.