5 potential replacements for former Cowboys guard Connor Williams
With a few of the top free agent guards already signing elsewhere, many of the remaining players are looking for prove-it deals. A low-risk, high-reward player who could come at a cheap price would be Trai Turner.
Turner was drafted in the third round of the 2014 NFL Draft by the Carolina Panthers before being traded to the Los Angeles Chargers in 2020. Turner highly underperformed in Los Angeles and was released a year later. He then signed with the Pittsburgh Steelers and started every game for them this past season.
Turner improved a bit this past season but he wasn’t the force at guard that he used to be. A prove-it season in Dallas could be beneficial for both parties as the former third-round pick could hit the market again at 29 years old.
The Steeler struggled last season with penalties and allowing seven sacks, but could need one more change of scenery to find his footing again. Even if it means rotating Turner and McGovern, this could be a signing that the Cowboys need to fix the depth issue at the guard position.