2. Dallas Cowboys G, Connor Williams
It’s hard to put the recent loss on any one player for the Cowboys since so many players were off their game. The entire defense was gashed in the first half — and no one could stop Deebo Samuel. There were also countless penalties especially ones on third down such as the hands to the face from Neville Gallimore that ended up being incredibly costly.
However, there seemed to be one guy on offense who continually made the worst plays at the worst times — and no, this isn’t in reference to the inexcusable third-down quarterback draw from Dak Prescott with 14 seconds left and no timeouts. This player who continually put the Cowboys in a bad spot was left guard Connor Williams.
A second-round pick back in 2018, Williams was the only healthy offensive lineman in 2020, and then again in 2021, he played in every game for Dallas. Unfortunately, he also seemed to have multiple penalties in every single game he played in.
In fact, Williams was benched for a three-game stretch due to his penalty issues but Dallas apparently felt better with him than Connor McGovern as Williams was put back in the lineup. On Sunday, he again was hit with several costly holding calls that negated some big plays.
Chances are, this will lead to a change in the offseason which means Williams should be playing in a new uniform this coming season.