3 former Cowboys we'd love to see return in 2024

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1. C Connor Williams

The Cowboys were hopeful to re-sign Tyler Biadasz and maintain continuity along an offensive line that will likely lose left tackle Tyron Smith. However, it was learned at the NFL Combine that Biadasz will have a robust market in free agency; one that Dallas won't be able to contend with.

With that, the door swung wide open for Dallas to replace Biadasz with a player they let walk two seasons ago. Like Biadasz, the Cowboys would have liked to keep Connor Williams, whom they drafted in the second round back in 2018, but his market was too strong.

After four years starting at left guard for Dallas, Williams inked a two-year, $14 million deal with the Dolphins as a free agent in 2022. Williams became Miami's center and performed at a high level. He was primed to make his first Pro Bowl this year before he suffered a torn ACL nine games in.

The Cowboys will obviously have to check on Williams' rehab, but he could make for a bargain-bin signing in light of the injury. Before going down, Williams' 90.5 run-blocking grade ranked first amongst interior linemen (centers and guards) and his 98.7 blocking efficiency placed fourth, per Pro Football Focus.

If Dallas doesn't see a path to drafting Biadasz replacement, reuniting with Williams would be a savvy piece of business. He's a superior run-blocker to Biadasz and is equal, if not better, in pass protection.

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