Dallas takes UT offensive tackle Connor Williams with second pick

Pounding the table Who Should the Cowboys Pick at No. 19

Pounding the table Who Should the Cowboys Pick at No. 19

Through the first two rounds of the NFL Draft, the Cowboys have drafted for need and not necessarily the "best player available".

Here is a look at both of the day two selections of the Cowboys. They did add a possible replacement for Dez Bryant.

The Cowboys have taken Dalton Schultz of Stanford with the 137th overall pick in the fourth round of the National Football League draft.

Dallas is high on Blake Jarwin and hopeful that former Baylor basketball player Rico Gathers can develop. In his three years at Alabama, he rushed for 1,512 yards on 267 carries with 20 TDs. Dallas could be in the market for a tight end because Witten, the franchise's all-time receiving leader after 15 seasons, may retire to join ESPN as its lead analyst for "Monday Night Football".

A first-team All-America tackle as a sophomore, Williams declared for the draft after his junior season with the Longhorns.

STILL NEED: The Cowboys didn't draft a safety despite moving one of last season's starters, Byron Jones, back to cornerback.

"There was so much positive feedback", Williams said, "whether it was kids that actually went through the adversity or if it was parents".

Williams is a mountain of a man at 6-foot-5 and 320 pounds.

"We see him more as an interior guy", coach Jason Garrett said. "His length isn't ideal; it's 33-inch arms. We have scouts and personnel people who are convicted he can play outside as well".

Williams was at the draft in nearby Arlington, just south of his home in Coppell.

During his time with the Rams, Gallup caught 176 passes for 2,690 yards in 26 games. The third-day choices were Schultz, quarterback Mike White of Western Kentucky (fifth round), receiver Cedrick Wilson of Boise State (sixth) and Alabama running back Bo Scarbrough (seventh).

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