Cowboys head coach Jason Garrett relayed Thursday that he anticipates Williams (foot) will be ready to practice when training camp opens in late July, Kate Hairopoulos of The Dallas Morning News reports.
Williams has been limited to working out on the side during this week's minicamp while recovering from a procedure he required earlier in the offseason to repair the fractured fifth metatarsal in his right foot. Even if Williams remains a spectator for the start of camp, it's not expected that the injury will be anything that lingers into the start of the upcoming campaign. In light of the offseason departures of Dez Bryant and Jason Witten, with Allen Hurns representing the team's top free-agent pass-catching addition, Williams could enter 2018 as one of quarterback Dak Prescott's top targets.
Williams (foot) did some running on the side during Tuesday's minicamp session, Todd Archer of ESPN reports.
The Cowboys still expect Williams to be healthy by training camp, but he's unlikely to see much action before that as he recovers from foot surgery. The 28-year-old could also face league discipline following his arrest for public intoxication last month, putting question marks on his availability for Week 1.
Williams (foot) didn't participate in Wednesday's OTAs, DallasCowboys.com reports.
It's been a chaotic offseason for Williams, who underwent foot surgery in February then got arrested for public intoxication last weekend after running his Lamborghini into a light pole. The 28-year-old was already expected to sit out most of the offseason program while recovering from the surgery, but it's not yet known whether any discipline will be handed down by the league due to the arrest -- or what his role will be in the Cowboys' rebuilt receiving corps following a disappointing 2017 campaign in which he posted a career-low 7.3 yards per target and failed to score a touchdown.
Williams (foot) was arrested and jailed early Saturday morning for public intoxication after hitting a light pole and leaving the scene of an accident, Clarence Hill of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports.
Williams remains sidelined until training camp due to a fractured foot, but now off-field troubles can be added to his list of problems entering camp. The Cowboys drastically changed their group of wideouts entering the 2018 campaign this offseason, releasing Dez Bryant and trading Ryan Switzer while picking up Allen Hurns in free agency and Michael Gallup, Deonte Thompson and Cedrick Wilson in the draft. Williams was one of the few pieces who didn't move and has gotten off to a rough start before even taking the field.
Williams is bouncing back from a broken foot that required surgery, Todd Archer of ESPN.com reports.
As a result, Williams will miss some time as the offseason rolls along, but on the plus side Cowboys Executive VP Stephen Jones relayed via Rob Phillips of the team's official site that "it's nothing that we're concerned about for the season." With Williams recovering from his foot injury, Dallas added some wideout depth behind current top option Dez Bryant in free agency, signing both Deonte Thompson and Allen Hurns. Of the two, Hurns seems seems to pose more of threat to Williams' potential 2018 workload.
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