Texas offensive lineman Connor Williams (55) signals touchdown during an NCAA college football game against West Virginia in Morgantown, W. Va., on Nov. 18, 2017. NICK WAGNER / AMERICAN-STATESMAN


Texas’ Connor Williams heads to Dallas in second round of NFL Draft

Posted April 27th, 2018


Connor Williams, the former Texas Longhorn, became the newest member of the Dallas Cowboys on Friday night.

The offensive lineman was on hand at AT&T Stadium in Arlington to walk on stage and put on a Cowboys hat. He grew up in nearby Coppell, which was a suburb away from the Cowboys’ old offices.

Williams had been projected as a possible first rounder and was invited to attend the draft. He needed to extend his stay by a day after nine other linemen were picked ahead of him.


“My family knew in the back of my mind I wanted to be a Dallas Cowboy,” Williams told reporters after he was drafted. “I’ve grown up a fan, and for my name actually to be called and to be able to represent America’s Team is a dream come true.”

Read more on the second round of the NFL Draft here