Cowboys select North Carolina OL Asim Richards with No. 169 pick
The Cowboys saw a constant retooling of the offensive line in 2022 and the team is poised to find a stable group to roll with into 2023. Towards that goal, Dallas selected North Carolina offensive lineman Asim Richards with the No. 169 pick.
Richards played tackle in college, but could move inside for the Cowboys considering the need to decide a left guard. During his final season as a Tar Heel, Richards allowed just three sacks over 14 starts in a high-powered offense and earned third-team All-ACC honors.
With Terence Steele returning from injury and Tyron Smith back for another season, the sophomore Tyler Smith and Richards could go through a experiment of sorts to see where they fit best. At worst, Richards replaces Connor McGovern as the backup guard after he signed with the Bills.