Williams is facing a suspension stemming from a May arrest, David Moore of the Dallas Morning News reports. Williams was arrested for public intoxication back in the spring. The length of the suspension is not yet known, but according to Moore, there is anticipation that it will be from two to four games. Williams' looming suspension sheds light on the Cowboys signing Brice Butler earlier this week, as the hammer could drop on Williams at any point in the coming weeks and the team will be looking to fill his spot on the wide receiver depth chart. It is unlikely that Williams will be suspended so close to Dallas' Week 3 matchup against the Seahawks, but more news will likely come about in the near future.
Williams caught his lone target for 12 yards during Sunday's 20-13 win over the Giants. Despite a dearth of reliable targets in Dallas, Williams finds himself near the bottom of the barrel with just one catch in each of the team's first two contests. There was a time in which Williams was a field-stretching complementary piece to the Cowboys offense. Those days seem long ago.
Williams got the start in Saturday's preseason game against Cincinnati, hauling in both of his targets for 16 yards and a touchdown. Allen Hurns was the other starting wideout, but Michael Gallup also caught a pair of passes from Dak Prescott, who turned a broken play into a six-yard touchdown pass to Williams. There wasn't much competition for snaps early in Saturday's game, as Cole Beasley (groin), Tavon Austin (hamstring) and Deonte Thompson were all held out. Williams likely will retain his starting job heading into Week 1, but he'll eventually lose snaps and targets if he doesn't improve upon his 2017 performance.
Williams (foot) caught both his targets for 13 yards during Thursday's preseason opener against the 49ers. Williams has been practicing through pain during training camp, but his ability to contribute in game action should ease any concern about the issue. More notably for Williams' fantasy stock was the fact that rookie Michael Gallup appeared to have something of a rapport with Dak Prescott, as the pair hooked up on a beautiful 30-yard touchdown on the opening drive. Williams also has Allen Hurns and Cole Beasley ahead of him in the pecking order and will need to impress this preseason to retain a healthy role in the offense.
Williams (foot) is practicing through pain during training camp and hopes to manage the issue as the regular season approaches, Kate Hairopoulos of the Dallas Morning News reports. Williams has been limited since the start of training camp as he comes back from offseason surgery on a broken fifth metatarsal in his right foot. He's been able to practice through the pain up to this point, but he could benefit from additional limitations in order to avoid any lingering issues when Week 1 rolls around. With Dez Bryant out of the picture in Dallas, Williams is slated to start on the outside at receiver across from Allen Hurns.
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|16||12/23||Tampa Bay Buccaneers||23||28.00|
|17||12/30||@New York Giants||6||16.00|
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