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Cowboys' Sam Williams: Tallies sack in loss to Eagles
Williams recorded three tackles (two solo), one sack and one forced fumble during Sunday's 28-23 loss to the Eagles.
Williams played just 19 percent of defensive snaps during Sunday's narrow divisional loss, his second-lowest snap share of the season, but he nonetheless made an impact with a sack of Jalen Hurts in the first quarter. Though Hurts managed to recover his own fumble, Williams was able to showcase a spark and could begin pushing for an increased rotational role. The 2022 second-round pick's next chance to make an impact will come Week 10 versus the Giants.... See More ... See Less
Cowboys' Sam Williams: Available Sunday
Williams (foot) is active for Sunday's game against the Giants.
Williams missed Wednesday's practice due to turf toe but was a full participant Friday. Although he was questionable for the matchup, he'll be able to play through the issue in the regular-season opener.... See More ... See Less
Cowboys' Sam Williams: Full participant in practice
Williams (foot) was a full participant in practice Friday, Jon Machota of The Athletic reports.
Williams appears to be trending in the right direction to play Sunday night after missing practice Wednesday due to turf toe. The 2022 second-round pick will still carry a questionable designation for now despite practicing fully, and if he's not good to go Viliami Fehoko will likely see increased playing time.... See More ... See Less
Cowboys' Sam Williams: Progressing in recovery
Williams (foot) was a limited participant at practice Thursday ahead of Sunday's game at the Giants, Adam Caplan of SiriusXM NFL Radio reports.
It's a step in the right direction for Williams after he missed practice entirely Wednesday. It's still unclear whether he'll be healthy enough to play in Week 1, however, and if he misses time, it could mean an increase in edge reps for fourth-round rookie Viliami Fehoko.... See More ... See Less
Cowboys' Sam Williams: Misses practice Wednesday
Williams (foot) did not participate in the Cowboys' practice Wednesday, Michael Gehlken of The Dallas Morning News reports.
Williams is dealing with a foot injury and he was unable to practice to open up the week. The defensive end still has two days to return to the practice field ahead of the team's regular-season opener Sunday versus the Giants.... See More ... See Less
Cowboys' Sam Williams: Misses practice Thursday
Williams (toe) did not participate in practice Thursday, Michael Gehlken of The Dallas Morning News reports.
Williams exited Wednesday's practice with turf toe, though the injury doesn't appear serious. The 2022 second-round pick out of Ole Miss finished his rookie season with 22 tackles (15 solo), four sacks, one forced fumble and three fumble recoveries in 15 games.... See More ... See Less
Cowboys' Sam Williams: May not face suspension in 2023
Cowboys owner/GM Jerry Jones doesn't expect Williams to face any league discipline this season after his arrest Sunday, Michael Gehlken of the Dallas Morning News reports. "I don't anticipate this impacting his time on the field, and I do have all the details," Jones said Wednesday.
The second-year edge rusher faces a misdemeanor charge of unlawful carrying of a weapon and a felony charge of possession of a controlled substance, with the substance in question being less than one gram of THC. While Williams could draw a suspension from the NFL at some point for violation of its personal conduct policy -- especially after he was charged with misdemeanor reckless driving in January -- the league prefers to wait until the legal process has concluded before handing down any discipline, and the timing of his arrest likely means that won't happen until the season is over. Williams, a second-round pick in 2022, racked up four sacks in 15 games as a rookie and figures to see plenty of favorable matchups along the line while offenses are focused on containing Micah Parsons and DeMarcus Lawrence.... See More ... See Less
Cowboys' Sam Williams: Gets arrested
Williams was arrested Sunday on charges of possession of a controlled substance and unlawful carrying of a weapon, David Moore of The Dallas Morning News reports.
The Cowboys have yet to comment on Williams' arrest, and it's unclear whether he'll face any punishment from the team. The 24-year-old was also charged with misdemeanor reckless driving in January.... See More ... See Less
Cowboys' Sam Williams: Impressive sack Saturday
Williams recorded the Cowboys' only sack of Geno Smith during Saturday's preseason loss to the Seahawks, Jon Machota and Saad Yousef of The Athletic report.
The second-year defensive end showed some slick moves as he faked a speed rush around Seattle's starting left tackle Charles Cross, then adjusted and drove straight past the lineman to bring down Smith. The Ole Miss product doesn't yet have the reputation of Micah Parsons or DeMarcus Lawrence as a pass rusher, but Williams recorded four sacks on only 264 defensive snaps as a rookie, and with offenses focused on slowing down the two bigger names in the Dallas front seven, he could be primed for a big season.... See More ... See Less
Cowboys' Sam Williams: Participates at practice
Williams (shoulder) appears to be back to full health after fully participating at the Cowboys' Monday practice.
Williams missed the last few practices due to a shoulder strain. His return saw him create pressure on a few occasions during combo drills and full team work. The 24-year-old is again expected to provide depth at defensive end for Dallas in the upcoming season.... See More ... See Less
Cowboys' Sam Williams: Nursing injury
Williams left Monday's practice early after suffering a shoulder injury, Michael Gehlken of The Dallas Morning News reports.
The severity of the injury is not yet known, but Williams will continue to be evaluated, according to Gehlken. The second-year pro figures to be a key depth piece on Dallas' defensive line following his four-sack rookie season. He'll now focus on getting healthy and returning to the practice field.... See More ... See Less
Cowboys' Sam Williams: Suffers shoulder strain
Williams strained his shoulder during Dallas' practice Monday, David Moore of The Dallas Morning News reports.
The defensive end needs to go through tests before the length of his absence is determined. The 2022 second-round pick played in 15 games last season and posted 22 tackles, four sacks and three fumble recoveries. Williams will likely provide depth again this season behind starting defensive end DeMarcus Lawrence.... See More ... See Less
Cowboys' Sam Williams: No injury designation for Week 17
Williams doesn't have an injury designation for Thursday's matchup against the Titans, Jane Slater of NFL Network reports.
Williams missed the team's Week 16 win over Philadelphia due to neck stiffness and a few cuts on his face stemming from a car accident last Thursday. However, he said Monday that he expected to play Thursday, and he's officially been cleared for game action. Across 13 appearances, the rookie second-round pick has totaled 20 tackles and three sacks while playing a rotational role in Dallas secondary.... See More ... See Less
Cowboys' Sam Williams: In line to play Thursday
Williams expects to suit up Thursday against the Titans after he suffered a few facial lacerations from a car accident Dec. 22, Michael Gehlken of The Dallas Morning News reports.
Although Williams missed Saturday's game versus Philadelphia due to both neck stiffness and a few cuts on his face he sustained in a car accident last Thursday, it's since been revealed that he didn't suffer a concussion and now anticipates playing Week 17 in Tennessee. The rookie is slated to continue operating in his usual rotational role on Dallas' defensive line.... See More ... See Less
Cowboys' Sam Williams: Ruled out after car accident
Williams won't be available for Saturday's game against the Eagles due to a concussion and a strained neck, Michael Gehlken of The Dallas Morning News reports.
Williams suffered the pair of injuries when he was involved in a vehicle collision Thursday. Considering the fact that the Cowboys play the Titans on Thursday night in Week 17, Williams looks like he could be in line to miss two games due to the injuries. In Williams' absence, Dante Fowler and Takkarist McKinley could see added opportunities in the Cowboys' defensive-end rotation.... See More ... See Less
Cowboys' Sam Williams: Full participant Wednesday
Williams (knee) was a full participant in practice Wednesday, Jon Machota of The Athletic reports.
Williams missed Dallas' Week 8 win over the Bears, but he appears to have regained health during the Cowboys' Week 9 bye. His return to practice indicates that Williams is on track to suit up Sunday in Green Bay.... See More ... See Less
Cowboys' Sam Williams: Sitting out Sunday
Williams (knee) is inactive Sunday against the Bears, Michael Gehlken of The Dallas Morning News reports.
Williams was considered questionable after not being able to practice until Friday this week. In his absence, Dante Fowler and Chauncey Golston will likely see extra opportunity.... See More ... See Less
Cowboys' Sam Williams: Opens sack account in Sunday's win
Williams recorded two sacks among his three tackles in Sunday's win over the Lions.
While Micah Parsons (who also picked up his seventh sack of the season Sunday) and DeMarcus Lawrence get most of the attention in the Cowboys' pass rush, Williams is increasingly coming on as the rookie gets acclimated to the NFL. His two sacks of Jared Goff were the first of his career, and on the second one he also forced and recovered a fumble, setting Dallas up for their final touchdown of the game late in the fourth quarter. With offensive lines forced to focus on the disruptive Parsons, Williams could emerge as a deep-league IDP asset in the second half of the season.... See More ... See Less
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