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

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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.

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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.

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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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Report: Amari Cooper Likely out for the Rest of the Preseason

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Report: Amari Cooper Likely out Until Week 1

Dallas Cowboys Wide Receiver Amari Cooper is likely out for the remainder of the preseason according to ESPN's Todd Archer. He is currently dealing with a form of plantar fasciitis that has kept him out of practice since August 6th.

The three-time pro bowler changed life in Dallas last season as the team went 7-2 in it's final nine games after he was acquired to win the NFC East. Cooper isn't worried about any long term effects, though, as this is something he's familiar with.

"I'm not worried about it at all, because I know if it does linger, it doesn't matter," Cooper said. "I had 1,000 yards when I played on plantar fasciitis before."


The Cowboys host the Houston Texans this Saturday in what is known as the "dress rehearsal" game before the regular season. Starters normally play about a half of football to get the juices flowing for when games really count in September. Ideally, the plan would be for Cooper and Dak Prescott to get a rhythm of sorts before the season starts but that will have to wait until the team prepares to take on the New York Giants on September 8th.

However, the good thing here is this issue doesn't seem to be serious and Cooper will be ready for the start of the 2019 season.


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Report: Cowboys Agree To Contract Extension With LB Jaylon Smith

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The Cowboys are neck-deep in contract negotiations with some of their team's most important players, but it appears they have gotten one key guy signed this afternoon.

ESPN's Todd Archer is reporting that the Cowboys have agreed to a contract extension with middle linebacker Jaylon Smith, though the exact terms of the contract have yet to be announced.

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The Cowboys have agreed to a contract extension with linebacker Jaylon Smith, according to sources. Smith was set to be a restricted free agent after this season but the Cowboys and his representatives started talks in the spring and they ramped up once camp began. Smith, a...

Of course, the Cowboys drafted Jaylon Smith early in the second round of the 2016 NFL Draft despite the horrific leg injury he suffered in Notre Dame's college bowl game. Some didn't think Smith would ever recover to be the same player he once was, but in 2018 Smith emerged as an excellent middle linebacker once again. Smith finished the 2018 season with 121 combined tackles and 4 sacks, and has looked just as imposing thus far in the preseason.


Smith regained his athleticism and sideline to sideline speed, while retaining his impressive hit power and sound tackling to become one of the league's best. Combining Smith with Leighton Vander Esch, the Cowboys have put together arguably the best linebacker group in the NFL.

And now, there's no end in sight for the dynamic duo.


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Report: 2 Dallas Cowboys to be Activated off of P.U.P. List

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Per a report from ESPN's Todd Archer, the Dallas Cowboys will soon activate Tyrone Crawford and DeMarcus Lawrence off of the Physically Unable to Perform (P.U.P.) List.

"The Cowboys are planning to activate defensive linemen DeMarcus Lawrence and Tyrone Crawford from the physically unable to perform list on Tuesday, according to a source. They will work through individual drills in their first steps on the field before going through full practices. Lawrence had shoulder surgery not long after signing a five-year, $101 million contract in April. Crawford has been working his way through a hip issue that kept him out of the offseason program. Safety Byron Jones (hip) and receiver Noah Brown (knee) remain on PUP."

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This report comes after DeMarcus Lawrence had offseason shoulder surgery in April and signed his five-year deal making him the highest-paid player in the history of the Dallas Cowboys, at least for now. It looks as if Lawrence will be ready for a week one return.

It's long been believed that Lawrence would be available for week one of the regular season and hasn't suffered any setbacks to this point that should lead you to believe otherwise. With Robert Quinn suspended for the first two games of the regular season and Randy Gregory's status still up in the air (he still hasn't applied for reinstatement), getting Lawrence and Crawford back for the first two weeks of the season becomes instrumental.


The Dallas Cowboys defensive line has looked really good through the first two games of the preseason, but as good as they've been, they'll need Lawrence and Crawford once the regular season starts. Lawrence will slot back in as the left defensive end and Tyrone Crawford will split snaps at right defensive end with Dorance Armstrong and 3-technique defensive tackle with Maliek Collins, Trysten Hill, and Kerry Hyder.

While the additions of DeMarcus Lawrence and Tyrone Crawford will help the defense tremendously, there still isn't a timeline on the return of Pro Bowl Cornerback Byron Jones. Jones has been out since having hip surgery this offseason.

With as good as the Dallas Cowboys defense has looked this offseason, there's reason to believe that they can be even better once each of these guys are back in the lineup full-time. For a defense that was one of the 10 best defenses in the NFL in 2019, they'll need Lawrence, Crawford, and Jones to make the jump into the elite stratosphere of NFL defenses.

With the Dallas Cowboys' eyes set on capturing that sixth Lombardi Trophy, getting Lawrence and Crawford back in time to be ready for the regular season is vital to starting the 2019 season off right.


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