The Dallas Cowboys offensive line was a huge part of their loss to the 49ers in the Wild Card Round and they address that problem in this 7-round mock draft
After winning 12 games this season, the Dallas Cowboys were bullied in the Wild Card Round of the playoffs as the San Francisco 49ers had their way with them. There were issues on both sides of the line as the Cowboys’ defensive line got no push — and their offensive line struggled to open holes in the run game or protect Dak Prescott.
What’s worse is they could have still had a shot in this game, if it weren’t for the self-inflicted penalties. And as was often the case in the regular season, many of those mistakes came from their starting left guard, Connor Williams.
Dallas had concerns with him during the regular season and in this seven-round mock draft, they elect to move on from the free agent as they start to rebuild their once daunting offensive line. But before that pick, they land a talented defensive end.
Dallas Cowboys Round 1 pick: Cameron Thomas, EDGE, San Diego State
Connor Williams wasn’t the only one who had issues with penalties as Randy Gregory was hit with several — including a killer holding penalty when he tackled a 49ers player for no reason. His play was huge in San Francisco being able to kill the clock and end the season.
He also had a couple of other pre-snap penalties but they couldn’t exactly bench him since they had no one else. That changes with this pick as they bring in Cameron Thomas from San Diego State.
He’s 6-foot-5 and 270-pounds and can play on the edge while also being able to move inside on third downs. He’s a great fit in Dan Quinn’s system, provided Quinn stays in Dallas.