With Dallas Cowboys All-Pro guard Zack Martin unable to play in the season opener against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, second-year backup Connor McGovern was thrown to the wolves against a ferocious front seven.
Surprisingly, the young guard held up, playing well in Martin's absence in the 31-29 loss.
With Martin returning to the practice field Wednesday and expected to make his season debut Sunday against the Los Angeles Chargers, McGovern will head back to the bench. His efforts, however, didn't go unnoticed.
Third-year guard Connor Williams also made quite the impression in his 2021 debut.
The Cowboys allowed just one sack against the pass rush that consistently harassed the Kansas City Chiefs' Patrick Mahomes in the Super Bowl, and kept star quarterback Dak Prescott upright and clean for the most part.
Having a deep offensive line will be a huge benefit to the Cowboys down the line and it makes them that much more dangerous as an offense.
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In this episode of the "Locked On Cowboys" Podcast, hosts Marcus Mosher and Landon McCool review the All-22 film from Week 1, discussing their biggest takeaways from the team's first game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
They talk about how the young offensive guards performed against mammoth Tampa linemen such as Vita Vea. They also discuss the pros and cons of defensive ends Dorance Armstrong and Randy Gregory, and who will replace Donovan Wilson in the starting lineup this week against the Chargers.
Marcus and Landon deal with all that more on this episode of "Locked On Cowboys." Join us here!
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