Guard Connor McGovern of the Dallas Cowboys was selected in the second round of the 2019 NFL Draft, leaving Dallas without a first-round pick as a result of the trade for wide receiver Amari Cooper made with the previous season’s Oakland Raiders.
McGovern, who the Cowboys picked at No. 90 in the third round, has shown flashes of starting material but hasn’t impressed enough to warrant a long-term contract.
McGovern, like other players, has improved from one season to the next, and he has even broken into the starting lineup on occasion. However, there were obvious flaws despite his occasional impressiveness. Last season, Dallas finished 2-3 when McGovern replaced Connor Williams for five games. He had a tough time against Chiefs defensive tackle Chris Jones, giving up 3.5 sacks.
McGovern will count $2.7 million toward the cap as he approaches his final year of employment. It would free up $2.54 million in pay if Dallas were to release him.
The Cowboys should evaluate their possibilities at all guard spots on the offensive line. Remember that McGovern was supposed to start for five games but wound up being replaced by Williams.
His ability to play both guard and center could increase his value, but the Cowboys don’t appear very keen on using him at center unless and until he learns to shotgun snap.
Does Connor McGovern play for the Dallas Cowboys?
Connor McGovern plays as a guard for the Dallas Cowboys of the NFL. The Cowboys drafted him in the 2019 NFL Draft’s third round and has been with the team since.