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Cowboys bring running back Ryan Williams back to practice squad

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As it turns out, Devon Still isn’t the only former second-rounder to make a practice squad this weekend, but at least he’s on the team that drafted him.

Among the seven practice-squaders signed by the Cowboys Sunday was running back Ryan Williams.

Williams was taken by the Cardinals in the second round of the 2011 Draft, 38th overall. He had a solid preseason for the Cowboys, but was released yesterday, as the Cowboys kept just Lance Dunbar and Joseph Randle behind starter DeMarco Murray.

The Cowboys also signed wide receiver Tim Benford, defensive end Kenneth Boatright, center Ronald Patrick, safety Micah Pellerin and linebackers Keith Smith and Will Smith.

They also released tackle John Wetzel from the active roster to make room for guard Donald Hawkins, after claiming him off waivers from the Browns.

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10 Responses to “Cowboys bring running back Ryan Williams back to practice squad”
  1. gylven says: Aug 31, 2014 7:12 PM

    newsome was/is way better than benford at WR…hope they can get that guy

  2. gammynomnom says: Aug 31, 2014 8:07 PM

    Glad they managed to keep him.

  3. bcajun says: Aug 31, 2014 8:08 PM

    Doesnt matter anyways, still WILL NOT beat the Saints…WHO DAT!!!

  4. theseekeroffun says: Aug 31, 2014 8:18 PM

    bcajun says: Aug 31, 2014 8:08 PM

    Doesnt matter anyways, still WILL NOT beat the Saints…WHO DAT!!!


    We prefer to beat the Aint’s when they are undefeated and on your turf!
    Please check recent history.

  5. defscottyb says: Aug 31, 2014 10:04 PM

    Williams was a beast at VT.

  6. theheyseed says: Aug 31, 2014 11:01 PM


  7. gammynomnom says: Sep 1, 2014 12:02 AM

    Fact Ryan Williams could beat out RG3-13 at QB in Washington.

  8. cassrangers says: Sep 1, 2014 12:02 AM

    not sure how he didn’t make the team…. He looked like their best RB during camp and preseason..

  9. cowboysfan72 says: Sep 1, 2014 1:40 AM

    I hope they get Newsome back,,, he showed signs of a good receiver

  10. dallascowboysdishingthereal says: Sep 1, 2014 9:32 AM

    Agree with the comment that Newsome out played Benford at receiver. I guess Benford may offer a little more on special teams perhaps.

    Williams earned a spot with his play and all it will take is an injury to Murray or Dunbar to make them glad they have him.

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