Ryan Williams says he will be joining Cowboys


Less than a week after being waived by the Cardinals, tailback Ryan Williams looks to have landed another NFL job.

Via Twitter, Williams said Saturday he would be joining the Cowboys, who reportedly worked him out today.

A second-round pick of the Cardinals in 2011, the 5-foot-9, 207-pound Williams rushed for 164 yards on 58 carries in his three-season stint with Arizona, with all of the work coming in five games in 2012. He missed his entire rookie season of 2011 after a patellar tendon tear, then had a shoulder injury end his 2012 season. He did not appear in a game for Arizona in the 2013 regular season.

In Dallas, Williams could compete for reserve reps with Joseph Randle and Lance Dunbar behind starter DeMarco Murray.

26 responses to “Ryan Williams says he will be joining Cowboys

  1. Everyone’s got potential…. It’s too bad you got derailed and or that’s as good as you ever were to become …

  2. so what happens when dunbar, murray, and williams are all hurt at the same time, which is likely to happen at some point during the season?

  3. Good signing. If he is healthy, he could end up being successful. Hopefully it does not reach that point. I’d like to see Murray stay healthy for the whole season.

  4. Cards release a RB and the Cowboys jump to pick him off the waiver wire.
    My, my, my, how the times have changed.
    (Ain’t that right, Jerry?)

  5. Classic Jerry Jones. Cowboys are really reaching searching the pile with this and the Okoye moves. I would really like to see this kid get 1 opportunity to see what he’s got. What an enigma. I truly feel bad for Dallas on opening day. The severe beating they are going to receive by The 49ers may completely demoralize they’re entire season for them when San Fran shows The Cowboys at Jerry World how really far they are away from competing for a championship. 49ers – 38, Cowboys -13.

  6. I’m a Skins fan and a VT fan and I have to say this guy was scary good at VT. As a Skins fan I hope his injury hinders him on the Cowboys. Anyway good luck to him, he’s a good dude just got unlucky with injuries.

  7. Best wishes to Ryan and good signing by the Cowboys. I would rather have seen him go to the Titans, where I think he would flourish under Coach Whisenhunt and be in a more growth producing environment. He never had a chance in Arizona to develop and play coming off his injury due to franchise politics. He wouldn’t be the first to leave the Cards and find success elsewhere.

  8. I wish him luck, even though I hate the Cowboys. Hated to see a young, promising back injured so early and often in his career.

  9. Man, patellar tendon injuries are tough to recover from, the explosion almost never comes back. I can’t see him ever being a player to push Murray for significant carries, hopefully he can stay healthy and spell Murray here and there.

  10. How long until he misses another season after breaking his collarbone opening up a jar of pickles or something absurd like that?

  11. Talk about a kid that got bad advice. I realize he was a 2nd rounder but coming off a lost season due to…..you guessed it, injury…he left 2 years of eligibility on the table. He was super talented and really fun to watch even though he was at VT. Hopefully he can get and stay healthy.

  12. Kid will help the Cowboys. He is really talented. He is completely healthy now since BA benched him all of last season.

  13. If he stays healthy and has a great year for the Cowboys, there could be a lot of upset Cardinals fans. But fact of the matter is, when young players are chronically injured, you just have to cut your losses and move on. This guy has played 5 games in three seasons and hasn’t had a live action carry since October 2012. No matter how good a teammate he may be or how much talent he may have, that won’t get it done. If I were in Keim’s shoes I would have made the same choice.

    I hope it works out for Williams in Big D, but I don’t fault Arizona for their decision at all, either.

  14. This is an astute, low cost and very low risk signing for the Cowboys. They obviously didn’t sign him to be their primary back. Like most other teams, the Cowboys will be employing a RB by committee anyway.

    The Cowboys signed him because he was obviously healthy enough to be able to compete in camp, and he would be retained if he makes the team as part of the RB rotation. He will have his work cut out for him to even make the team with Murray, Dunbar, and Randle ahead of him, but he deserves a chance after his college career and him coming off the injuries he has had in AZ. He will never be in college form of course, but as a short yardage guy, he could earn his keep. He had 4.49 speed out of college, and had soft hands as a receiver even though he wasn’t used in that capacity much in college at RB. He was definitely worth a cheap contract, even if only for depth.

    Haters are simply jealous, and won’t ever give credit where it is due. Pathetic.

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