The Dallas Cowboys used their second round draft pick on Ole Miss defensive lineman Sam Williams. This is a player Dan Quinn, defensive coordinator, has been looking into. It is the fulfillment of a dream and the phone conversation between former Rebels star Sam Williams and his NFL franchise was breathtaking.
— Ole Miss Football (@OleMissFB) April 30, 2022
A phone call that begins with “What’s up Jerry Jones?” will be memorable. Williams’ family and friends were astonished at the moment, which was one of the most memorable moments in his life.
Williams’s best season was last year. He accumulated 12.5 sacks and 16 tackles for loss, which is a school record. He was third-team AP All-American, and first-team All-SEC.
He 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.
The Cowboys made Sam Williams’ dream a reality by selecting him No. 56th overall in Friday’s second round. He’ll now be ready to prove them wrong for believing in him — his character, his history and his ability.
The Dallas Cowboys’ second-round draft selection on Ole Miss defensive lineman Sam Williams is being considered a risky choice due to the off-the-field problems Williams had while in college.
Williams was charged with a felony offense of sexual battery and had his team suspended for the 2020 season. After making Williams the new member of his prestigious franchise, Cowboys owner Jerry Jones explained why Williams’ sexual battery case is not worrying him.
Jones stated that “we’ve had an intense interest in him, so we spent a lot time talking to a lot people who know him from afar,”. We are very happy with this 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 any thing.” 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.