NFC Notes: 49ers, Cowboys, Rams



Cowboys LG Connor Williams was “eager to jump in” when asked about taking reps at center to help with the team’s depth issues on the offensive line.

Williams had never played center in high school or college, but felt the need to help the team any way he could.

Obviously, it’s nice to have depth and versatility on the O-line,” Williams said, via “Taking some center reps helps me learn things better and helps with our depth. I was eager to jump in.

Williams believes that learning the center position will ultimately make him a better guard in the future.

It’s definitely a differently lens,” Williams said. “You see what Travis has seen. …(When) I’m sitting at left guard, I’m still thinking about what the center is thinking. It gives you more insight for the game.”


  • ESPN’s Adam Schefter reports the Rams have hired former Sports Illustrated writer Andy Benoit as Assistant to HC Sean McVay/Special Projects.
  • Rams QB Matthew Stafford weighed in on the loss of RB Cam Akers, emphasizing the next-man-up approach: “I have a lot of belief and a lot of trust in the guys that we have in that locker room and on the coaching staff. No matter who’s back there we’re going to have a successful run game.” (Lindsey Thiry)
  • Stafford recently spoke on starting camp with a new team: “It’s a bunch of new experiences for me, where we’re playing, where I’m living, all that kind of stuff. My teammates, coaching staff, all that is new for me, so it’s definitely invigorating and a challenge.” (Lindsey Thiry)
  • Rams DL Earnest Brown IV is prioritizing getting as much knowledge as possible from fellow DL Aaron Donald. Brown regards Donald as “one of the greatest of all time.” (Jourdan Rodrigue)
  • McVay said the team is approaching a 100 percent vaccination rate. (Adam Beasley)
  • When asked specifically about Todd Gurley, McVay added the team is still not interested in signing a veteran running back to replace Akers. (Beasley)
  • On RB Darrell Henderson, McVay believes the key is trying to keep him healthy: “How do we keep him available?” (Jourdan Rodrigue)

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