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 the first 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 foot surgery on a broken fifth metatarsal in his right foot. He's been able to practice through the pain up to this point, but 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.
Williams (foot) won't face any additional charges stemming from his arrest in May, ESPN reports.
The receiver was originally charged with a public intoxication misdemeanor when police responded to a traffic incident in which Williams' Lamborghini struck a light pole and was found abandoned, while Williams himself was picked up not far away riding an electric scooter. That charge was dismissed after he completed an alcohol awareness program and repaid the city for the property damages, and at least from a legal perspective the matter is now considered closed. Williams could still face league discipline, but at least for now the 28-year-old can focus on his recovery from offseason foot surgery and securing his starting spot in the Cowboys' new-look receiving corps.
Williams' recovery from a broken fifth metatarsal in his right foot extended into training camp, limiting his reps to date. Working with the first team for the first time in any capacity, he seems to be closing in on team drills in an actual practice. Until that happens, though, Allen Hurns, Cole Beasley, Michael Gallup, Tavon Austin and Deonte Thompson serve as the top wide receivers at Dak Prescott's disposal.
After taking part in the walkthrough portion of drills, Williams' workload will be capped as he continues his recovery from right foot surgery, which involved repairing the fifth metatarsal at some point during the offseason. He has the entirety of training camp and the preseason to get back to full health, so expect the Cowboys to monitor his activity to ensure he's healthy by Week 1. At that point, Williams will be competing with Allen Hurns, Cole Beasley, Deonte Thompson (Achilles), Tavon Austin and Michael Gallup for targets within the offense.
|P4||8/30/18||@ HOU||8:00 pm|
|1||9/9/18||@ CAR||4:25 pm|
|3||9/23/18||@ SEA||4:25 pm|
|5||10/7/18||@ HOU||8:20 pm|
|7||10/21/18||@ WAS||4:25 pm|
|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|