Dallas Cowboys Give Ryan Williams Much-Deserved Second Chance

By Jeff Smith
Ryan Williams Dallas Cowboys
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Well, apparently that workout went pretty well, as it was reported that the Dallas Cowboys are planning on signing free agent RB Ryan Williams. Williams had a very short time on the free agent market, and the fact that the Cowboys went from having the workout to deciding to sign the RB, who has had multiple injury issues throughout his career, is a very good sign for both sides.

Williams absolutely deserved to still get another shot at an NFL career, which he now will, but he’ll need to find a way to remain healthy if he wants to be productive in the league.

The decision to cut Williams came from the Arizona Cardinals less than a week ago. He was the 38th pick overall in the 2011 NFL Draft, but was only able to play five games in his entire career with the team. The Cardinals are now rolling with Andre Ellington as their go-to back, and he should be an intriguing player to watch this season.

As for the landing spot for Williams, he has to be pretty happy with how it played out. He’s going to be fighting for time and a roster spot still, as the Cowboys currently have DeMarco Murray, Lance Dunbar and Joseph Randle, but the pressure won’t be incredibly high on him. Williams has a chance to make some noise and work his way up the depth chart by earning carries.

Jason Garrett even stated that Williams could be an asset to their backfield if he’s healthy, and at only 24 years old, the upside is absolutely there. Great signing for both the Cowboys and for Williams.

Jeff Smith is a Dallas Cowboys writer for RantSports.com. Follow him on Twitter @JSM8ith, “Like” him on Facebook or add him to your network on Google.

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