3:02 p.m. – The Cowboys are set to start Connor McGovern in left guard on Sunday against the Chiefs, replacing Connor Williams in roster, Cowboys owner / general manager Jerry Jones confirmed on 105.3 The Fan.
“He’s definitely impressed his teammates and his coaches, and it’s a great opportunity for him,” Jones said of McGovern.
The third-year veteran has made nine substitute starts for Zack Martin at right guard since last season, including the Sept. 9 opener at Tampa Bay, but never started at left guard. He’s been primarily a utility player on offense this year, lining up for the fullback and occasionally for the receiver.
“I don’t know when I can remember someone as an offensive lineman who got the attention he received as a main tackle coming out of special training in the backfield,” said Jones said. “He not only does it with volume, but he does it with the feet and he does it with athletic ability. It’s all intriguing when you think of him when he finds himself in a regular offensive line position. that he will do it well.
Williams has been the left guard holder when he has been healthy since 2018, including all nine games so far this season. He played well overall as a blocker but leads the league with 13 penalties (10 accepted).