Amherst native Tyler Biadasz drafted by the Dallas Cowboys

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AMHERST, Wis. (WSAW) -- Amherst native and Wisconsin center Tyler Biadasz's NFL dreams came true when the Dallas Cowboys selected him with the 146th pick in the draft.

Wisconsin Badgers offensive lineman Tyler Biadasz (61) during an NCAA football game on Friday, Aug. 30, 2019 in Tampa, Fla. (AP Photo/Mark Lomoglio)

Biadasz is the first person out of Amherst, Wisconsin, to be taken in the NFL Draft.

The Cowboys traded pick number 164 and a 2021 5th round selection to the Eagles for pick 146.

The 2019 Rimington Award winner, given to the best center in college football, goes to Dallas.

Biadasz is the third Badger to be taken in this year's draft. Running back Jonathan Taylor was selected by the Indianapolis Colts early in the second round, and the New Orleans Saints grabbed linebacker Zack Baun earlier in the third.

Biadasz is expected to fill a large hole left at center for the Cowboys after former Wisconsin Badger Travis Fredrick retired.

He will join former Packers coach Mike McCarthy.

Biadasz will compete with Joe Looney and Adam Redmond for the starting job.