Williams' sixth season in Dallas will come to a premature end after he just missed the first game of his career. He was considered a healthy inactive in last week's game against the Lions, but it was later learned he sat out for personal reasons as well as complications from a surgically repaired right foot. The 29-year-old will now set his sights on a 2019 return. He caught just two balls for 18 yards in three games this season.
Williams (foot) is listed as out for Sunday's game versus the Texans, Jon Machota of The Dallas Morning News reports.
This will be the second straight game Williams misses. He's been rarely used on offense, bringing in two of three targets for 18 yards over three games. His absence won't be felt in the fantasy realm.
Williams (foot) was absent from practice Thursday, Jon Machota of The Dallas Morning News reports.
Williams was given the day off Wednesday for unspecified off-the-field issues, but complications from offseason surgery on his right foot were cited as the impetus for Thursday's DNP. Through four games, he's missed one game and averaged 13 offensive snaps in the others. With that knowledge, there's no telling when he next will be available to the Cowboys offense.
Dallas labeled Williams as a non-participant in Wednesday's practice for non-injury-related reasons, but coach Jason Garrett acknowledged Thursday that the wideout is working through an issue with his surgically repaired right foot. It's unclear if the foot issue will result in Williams gaining a formal injury designation when Thursday's practice report is released, but in any case, it's looking unlikely that he'll suit up Week 5 in Houston. Williams was a healthy inactive ahead of Sunday's 26-24 win over the Lions, with Brice Butler replacing him as the Cowboys' No. 6 receiver in the contest.
In addition to his off-field issues, Williams may be dealing with complications from offseason foot surgery, Kate Hairopoulos of The Dallas Morning News reports.
Dallas hasn't been listing Williams on the injury report, instead referring to him as a healthy scratch for Sunday's 26-24 win over the Lions. Whatever the case, Williams didn't practice Wednesday and seems to be in some danger of eventually losing his roster spot. He's yet to reach 20 snaps in a game this season.
|7||10/21/18||@ WAS||Lost 17-20|
|Bye: Week 8|
|10||11/11/18||@ PHI||8:20 pm|
|11||11/18/18||@ ATL||1:00 pm|
|15||12/16/18||@ IND||1:00 pm|
|17||12/30/18||@ NYG||1:00 pm|
|Year||Team||G||Fum||Lost||Fum Forced||Own Rec||Opp Rec||Yds||Tot Rec||TD|