When the Cowboys signed Allen Hurns last weekend many people thought that the team was finally going out and getting a legitimate threat opposite of Dez Bryant.
Dallas is in need of such a threat because Terrance Williams, for all intents and purposes, hasn’t been that guy.
Now the Cowboys did sign Williams to a 4-year deal worth $17M last season after his rookie contract expired, but he provided more of the same, which isn’t enough.
This is why the Allen Hurns signing was so celebrated. The Cowboys were openly admitting that they needed help, and maybe they were going to move on from Williams. Perhaps they’d trade him, right?
It’s hard to trade players that are hurt. And according to ESPN’s Todd Archer, Williams suffered a broken foot over the offseason that required surgery and will sideline him for some time.
Cowboys wide receiver Terrance Williams is recovering from a broken foot that required surgery, according to sources. Executive vice president Stephen Jones did not elaborate on the nature of Williams' injury but said Williams would miss some time... https://t.co/plpE6JOkls— Todd Archer (@toddarcher) March 26, 2018
This news is definitely troubling if the Cowboys were planning on trading Williams, and it’s troubling for him if he was planning on putting up a fight for his starting spot.
It’s always unfortunate when a player is injured, and the immediate question is obviously how did this happen during the offseason? Or was it not during the offseason?
For what it’s worth, the mothership’s Nick Eatman has a tweet from New Year’s Eve when the Cowboys were in Philadelphia for their season finale. Perhaps this is when the injury occurred.
Terrance Williams limped off the field with an apparent foot or ankle injury. We'll see if he returns to this game. #cowboyswire— Nick Eatman (@nickeatman) December 31, 2017
We’ll continue to update this story as we learn more. For now, all the best to Terrance Williams in his recovery.