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Tweet Break: Dallas Cowboys Boost Offense on Day 2

The Dallas Cowboys added some excellent pieces to the offensive side of the ball on day two of the NFL Draft by selecting University of Texas offensive lineman Connor Williams in the second round. They followed that up by taking Colorado State WR Michael Gallup in the third.

Both players will immediately contribute to the offense and have “Dak-friendly” written all over it.

On Connor Williams

These behind the scene moments are the best. Courtesy of NFL.com, the moment when Connor Williams got the call.

https://twitter.com/NFL/status/990024145076408321

Sean Martin, staff writer here at Inside The Star, got the reaction from AT&T Stadium.

Sean Martin ✭ on Twitter

The @DallasCowboys select Texas OL Connor Williams with the 50th overall pick in the 2018 #NFLDraft. https://t.co/dMoiLVeHkb

From RJ Ochoa of Blogging the Boys, is Connor Williams initial introduction to Cowboys Nation.

RJ Ochoa on Twitter

Connor Williams is extremely excited about getting to be a part of and work with the Dallas Cowboys offensive line. https://t.co/e91w9E4hce

Offensive line scout, Duke Manyweather has some big expectations for the newest member of the Dallas Cowboys offensive line.

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Dane Brugler loves the addition of Connor Williams to the Dallas Cowboys offensive line.

Dane Brugler on Twitter

Pencil in Connor Williams at LG. DFW native too. Cowboys helped the OL woes in a big way here. https://t.co/VAhr6ZTPLB

Connor Williams was a freshmen All-American and then an All-American in his sophomore year at the University of Texas. Now he’s part of the greatest offensive line in the history of the world.

Jonah Tuls on Twitter

Connor Williams was a consensus top five pick in mock drafts before the 2017 CFB season. Now he’s a Dallas Cowboys with the 50th pick. One of the best picks so far.

Jeff Cavanaugh of 105.3 The Fan, likes the value that the Dallas Cowboys got from this pick at number 50.

Jeff Cavanaugh on Twitter

I don’t intend this as a shot at LVE but Connor Williams was higher on my board. That’s how much I like this second round pick.

And most importantly, the guy that matters almost as much as quarterback Dak Prescott, loves the pick.

Ezekiel Elliott on Twitter

@cwill lets go get our rushing title back big fella.

Jane Slater gave us this quote from Connor Williams. Can you remember a time when the Dallas Cowboys didn’t draft a guy that was a Dallas Cowboys fan.

Jane Slater on Twitter

I’m home, I’m home” – Connor Williams . I feel ya @cwill feels awesome to do what you love in your hometown

On Michael Gallup

Sean Martin, covering the NFL Draft for us here at Inside The Star again provides the reaction live from AT&T Stadium.

Sean Martin ✭ on Twitter

With the 81st overall pick, the @dallascowboys select Colorado State WR Michael Gallup – announced by C Travis Frederick. https://t.co/JyArIVyJ5g

Here’s a little highlight reel of Michael Gallup who caught 21 touchdowns over the two seasons.

COWBOYS ✭ on Twitter

Welcome to the Cowboys Michael Gallup #CowboysNation https://t.co/zAJ4Udu8gs

And more highlights, this from FoxSports.com.

https://twitter.com/FOXSportsSW/status/990058112102158336

Connor Livesay, from ProFootballTalkline.com had Gallup really high on his big board, as did other draft analysts.

Connor Livesay on Twitter

Michael Gallup is my 32nd ranked player and had a first round grade on my board for a big chunk of this offseason. He’s going to be a really good in Dallas. #Cowboys #cowboynation

Bob Sturm of The Athletic DFW and 1310 The Ticket loves Gallup to the Dallas Cowboys and gave us this beauty.

Bob Sturm on Twitter

Michael Gallup is a fantastic pick at #81. Competitive and exciting dude. https://t.co/vATcsOqfFc

More love for another of Dallas Cowboys’ picks from Jonah Tuls.

Jonah Tuls on Twitter

Michael Gallup! Another GREAT value pick for the Cowboys. That guy will be DAL’s WR1 this year. @JC1053 is going to have a heart attack.

Michael Gallup seems to have a solid understanding that you have to earn everything in the NFL.

Rob Phillips on Twitter

Third-round WR Michael Gallup says he’s not here to replace anybody (i.e. former starter Dez Bryant). Says he’s coming to Dallas to compete. #cowboyswire

Another quote from Michael Gallup on his physical style of play. The part about body catches should make many of us in Cowboys Nation happy.

David Moore on Twitter

WR Michael Gallup on his physical style: “If you’re not aggressive, you’re going to get beat up. I’m going to go up there & get it. I’m going to high point it. I like to catch w/ my hands. I don’t like body catches. I’m definitely a strong-willed wide receiver.

Here’s Pro Football Focus’ breakdown of how quarterbacks rated when throwing to Michael Gallup along his route tree.

PFF College on Twitter

New Dallas Cowboys WR Michael Gallup won all over the route tree last year #NFLDraft

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The Dallas Cowboys did some good work in the second and third rounds of the NFL Draft. Make sure you keep coming by Inside The Star for all of your draft and post-draft coverage.

What do you think of what the Dallas Cowboys have done on day two of the NFL Draft?

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John Williams

Written by John Williams

Dallas Cowboys optimist bringing factual, reasonable takes to Cowboys Nation and the NFL Community. I wasn't always a Cowboys fan, but I got here as quick as I could.

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