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No IR Return For WR Terrance Williams, Is His Career Over in Dallas?

Brian Martin



No IR Return For WR Terrance Williams, Career Over in Dallas?

You may have forgotten, but Wide Receiver Terrance Williams is still technically a member of the Dallas Cowboys. We haven't really seen him much this season and I wouldn't expect him in uniform anytime soon, especially if Clarence Hill Jr's report the Cowboys don't plan on bringing him back from Injured Reserve is true.

Clarence Hill Jr on Twitter

WR Terrance Williams is not option to return from injured resever, per Cowboys source

It's really not that big of a surprise the Dallas Cowboys don't plan on bringing back Terrance Williams from IR this season. With the addition of Amari Cooper and the emergence of rookie WR Michael Gallup, Williams has become an afterthought amongst the Cowboys receivers. Many of you have probably forgotten he was still actually on the team.

Williams' future with the organization has already been in doubt and this could be further evidence his time in Dallas could be coming to an end. The shocking thing is, this comes just a little over a year after he signed a four-year contract extension, which is starting to look like money thrown down the drain by the Cowboys.

Terrance Williams

Dallas Cowboys WR Terrance Williams

But, I don't know if I would count out Williams' playing days in Dallas over just yet. The reason I say this is because they could've easily released him earlier in the offseason when he was arrested for driving while intoxicated. Why didn't they pull the trigger then? Is it because they still value him or something else?

Unfortunately, we won't get the answers to these or any other questions for a while now. But, that doesn't mean we can't still speculate as to what might be going on. That's part of the fun of being on the outside of things and wondering what's going on behind closed doors.

Personally, I would've already moved on from T-Will. I think the Cowboys have upgraded their outside receivers with Gallup and Cooper, which doesn't leave much room for Williams any longer. That's just my opinion though.

The Cowboys however may still have a plan for Williams beyond this season. With Cole Beasley set to become a free agent after the completion of this year, the depth at the WR position could be depleted. A veteran like Williams could come in handy, at least until they find better/cheaper options.

It wouldn't surprise me in the least bit if the Cowboys move Amari Cooper into the slot next season if Beasley leaves and have Michael Gallup and Terrance Williams as their outside receivers. But again, this is purely speculation on my part.

I don't know about you, but I'm a little intrigued as to what the Dallas Cowboys plan on doing with Terrance Williams moving forward. I can see both the positives and negatives of him staying as well as the positives and negatives of him leaving. It's going to be really interesting to see what happens.

What do you think the Dallas Cowboys will do with WR Terrance Williams?

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  1. elindio42

    December 20, 2018 at 12:41 pm

    TW sealed his fate with his suspension this year. Gallup and Cedric Wilson will take his snaps.

  2. Carlos Hernández

    December 20, 2018 at 10:14 pm


    Having Cooper and Gallup, I do not see a place for Williams on the team
    But, everything can happen.

  3. DevilDog58

    December 21, 2018 at 10:29 am

    My question is what does William’s contract mean for the Cowboys as far as the Salary Cap? If they release him do they still owe him money?

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Cowboys Sign WR Devin Smith, Former 2nd-Round Pick

Jess Haynie



Devin Smith

The Dallas Cowboys have reportedly signed Receiver Devin Smith, previously with the New York Jets, to a futures contract. Smith was a 2nd-round pick, 37th overall, in the 2015 NFL Draft.

Before going pro, Devin was a college teammate of current Cowboys Ezekiel Elliott, Rod Smith, and Noah Brown. They were all members of the 2014 Ohio State Buckeyes team that won the National Championship.

Smith's agent, Jason Bernstein, tweeting the following earlier today:

Jason Bernstein on Twitter

Congrats to WR Devin Smith @dsmithosu for signing with the #DallasCowboys! Welcome back.

Thus far, Smith's NFL career has been marred by injuries. He has suffered two ACL tears in the same knee and only been able to appear in 14 games. He was waived by the Jets last summer and was not with any team last season.

Overall, the 2015 class of receivers has been disappointing. Amari Cooper has been a star and other later-round picks like Tyler Lockett, Stefon Diggs, and Jamison Crowder have been good. But the other big names of the class, such as Kevin White, Breshad Perriman, and DeVante Parker, have not lived up to the hype.

The Cowboys are known for trying to reclaim players who once had high draft status and bad starts to their careers. They are clearly hoping to cash in on Smith's previously perceived potential, which had him projected as a possible first-round talent at one time.

For both Devin and Dallas' sake, we hope it's a success!

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DeMarcus Lawrence Named Top Free Agent Of The 2019 Class

Kevin Brady



Breaking Down DeMarcus Lawrence's League High 5.5 Sacks Through Week 4

Much has been made about the Dallas Cowboys 2019 free agent class. Dallas has a ton of cap space moving forward, but they are going to "have" to pay many of the key players on their roster over the next two offseasons in order to keep their young core together.

Of course, when you're drafting, that's the goal. To draft so well that when your own players become free agents, you go ahead and pay them to keep them around, rather than overpay on the free agent market for external players.

One of the major pieces the Cowboys will have to retain this offseason is defensive end DeMarcus Lawrence. And while Cowboys Nation often thinks of Lawrence as underrated around the league, the NFL has caught onto his importance as he enters free agency this Spring. ranked their top 10 free agents for 2019, with DeMarcus Lawrence clocking in at number one, over elite players like Jadeveon Clowney and Le'Veon Bell.

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ESPN's top 10 free agents for 2019 and what Le'Veon Bell should be looking to command based on previous measures.

DeMarcus Lawrence is going to command big time money, likely even Khalil Mack-type money. But the fact of the matter is that he has earned it. Lawrence has been the heart and soul of the Cowboys defensive line the last two seasons, and the most consistent edge player on the team as well.

Not only has he been an effective pass rusher, but DeMarcus Lawrence also plays with a relentless motor against the run that can sometimes be rare to find in those premier pass rushers. He really is a jack of all trades at defensive end, and should be priority number one for the Cowboys this offseason.

Thankfully, I can't imagine the Cowboys not retaining DeMarcus Lawrence and extending him in the coming months.

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When it Mattered Most, Cowboys Offensive Line Protected Dak Prescott

John Williams



All-22 Notes: Connor Williams Stands Out in Wild Card Win

Throughout the 2018 NFL season, one of the major story lines surrounding the Dallas Cowboys was how frequently Dak Prescott was taking sacks. It's an area that the Cowboys will have to look at in the offseason to better protect their franchise quarterback moving forward. In the playoffs, however, Dak Prescott and the offensive line were much better at keeping their prized possession upright than they were in the regular season.

In the regular season, Dak Prescott was sacked 56 times for an average of 3.5 times a game. There was only one game where he wasn't sacked at all, way back in week two against the New York Giants. Four times this season, the Cowboys' quarterback was sacked five or more times. The New Orleans Saints got him for a season high seven times.

According to Pro Football Focus, Dak was "kept clean" -- not pressured -- on 63% of his drop backs during the regular season, which ranked 25th in the NFL. When kept clean, Prescott completed 74.1% of his passes, which was good for 5th in the NFL during the regular season. He was under pressure 37% of the time, which was the sixth highest rate in the NFL and his completion percentage dropped to 52.6%, still good for 10th in the NFL. It was better than Aaron Rodgers, Tom Brady, Russell Wilson, Patrick Mahomes, Jared Goff, Carson Wentz, and Baker Mayfield.

During the playoffs, Prescott's "kept clean" percentage rose from 63% to 68% and he was only sacked once in each game. The one sack against the Los Angeles Rams probably shouldn't have been called a sack as the referee blew the whistle because Prescott was "in the grasp"...

...of his offensive lineman.

During the playoffs, the Cowboys offensive line kept the pressure off of Prescott at a better rate, allowing him to be pressured on only 31.9% of his drop backs. Meaning he was kept clean at an improved rate from the regular season at 68.1% of his drop backs. This while playing against two teams that are really good at rushing the passer. The Los Angeles Rams and the Seattle Seahawks both finished in the top half of the league in sacks this season and feature players like Aaron Donald, Jarran Reed, and Frank Clark who all had double-digit sacks.

As we know, pressure rates and sacks aren't all completely on the offensive line. The quarterback, wide receivers, and the play calling all factor in, but the Cowboys are trending in the right direction with their pass protection. A full offseason for Connor Williams in the Dallas Cowboys strength and conditioning program, better health for Tyron Smith, Zack Martin, and -- fingers crossed -- Travis Frederick, should all help the offensive line play at a higher level heading into the 2019 season.

It can't be overstated how important it will be to get Travis Frederick back into the fold this season. Joe Looney was good, and that might be overstating it a bit. He was not noticeable on most plays during the season, but getting your All-Pro center back will tremendously help the offense in every facet of the game. Frederick's one of the smarter players in the NFL, who helps everyone on the offense to see the blitzes and calls out the protections. Both his mental and physical ability will be a welcomed site when the Cowboys begin practicing in the offseason.

With another year of growth for the quarterback and for the young pieces along the offensive line, and with a full offseason for Dak Prescott to grow with Amari Cooper, Michael Gallup, and Blake Jarwin, the Cowboys should be better next season at keeping the quarterback clean.

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