The Dallas Cowboys drafted Sam Williams from Ole Miss, a defensive coordinator Dan Quinn had been interested in. It’s considered a risky selection due to the off-the-field problems Williams experienced while in college.
Williams was charged with a felony sexual battery charge. He was then suspended from the Rebels for the 2020 season. After making Williams the newest member in his prestigious franchise, Cowboys owner Jerry Jones explained why Williams’ sexual battery case is not worrying him.
Jones stated that Jones and his wife have had a keen interest and spent time talking to people who know him from afar. “We are very happy with the pick.
Dallas clearly did their research and selected Williams as the person they wanted. Continued, Williams spoke to the Dallas media Friday to discuss the situation, saying that it was a new beginning and that he hopes to move on.
Williams stated that “Obviously, I didn’t do anything.” It’s a brand new beginning for me, a new way of living. This is what I look forward to most: a fresh start in a new place with great coaches, great colleagues, and my family.
Williams was also suspended from the team for the 2020 season. He missed game time. After the case was dismissed, Lane Kiffin, the head coach, brought Williams back to the team, where he was an important contributor in the 2021 season.
Jerry Jones now hopes Sam Williams will join a talented Dallas Cowboys defense team and be a strong contributor.
Sam Williams also believed he had done well enough in pre-draft interviews and workouts to impress the Dallas Cowboys. The Ole Miss edge defense defender was impressed and wanted to play under the defensive coordinator Dan Quinn at AT&T Stadium, 2022.
The dream was realized when the Cowboys selected Williams No. 56 overall in Friday’s second round.
“I told Dan Quinn (before the draft) that I wanted to be a Cowboy,” Williams stated, according to Jon Machota of The Athletic. “It was an honor to be worked out by him… I told my agent after my 30 visits that I didn’t want leave. They told me that I was going to miss my plane because I didn’t want to leave.
Williams’s best season was last year. He tallied 12.5 tackles, a school record, with 16 tackles to the loss and forced four fumbles. He was third-team AP All-American, and first-team All-SEC.
Williams was a top-rated junior college prospect in 2019 and his path to Ole Miss was through the JUCO levels. He was awarded first-team JUCO All American honors at Northeast Mississippi Community College with 17.5 Sacks, a talent that he brought with him to the Rebels.