Cowboys finish 2021 Draft with Nebraska OG Matt Farniok at pick No. 238

Cameron Burnett
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The Cowboys were particularly focused on their defense in the 2021 draft, but concluded their efforts by selecting Nebraska offensive guard Matt Farniok. This is the third offensive player selected and second offensive lineman for Dallas.

Farniok started all games for the Cornhuskers in 2020, being named an All-Big Ten honorable mention by coaches. The 6-foot-5 lineman has experience playing all positions on the offensive line and brings that versatility to Dallas. The Cowboys were plagued with injuries up front in 2020 and Farniok brings some extra security in that area.

With offensive guard Connor Williams becoming a UFA in 2022, the Cowboys could be looking at Farniok as a developmental player who could replace the Texas product if he leaves next summer. This likely concludes the 2021 draft for Dallas, who selected eight defensive players out of their eleven picks.

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