Sunday night was rough on the Dallas Cowboys as they lost their fourth game of the season, a gut-wrenching defeat against the Minnesota Vikings.
It was a consequential loss for Dallas in more ways than one, though. In his day-after press conference Jason Garrett told the world that left guard Connor Williams was a bit banged up in the loss. Apparently it was slightly severe as he’s going to have surgery on Tuesday. Xavier Su’a-Filo will start in his place.
Cowboys LG Connor Williams to undergo arthroscopic knee surgery on Tuesday. Xavier Su’a-Filo will start in his absence. Optimism he will avoid injured reserve.— Michael Gehlken (@GehlkenNFL) November 11, 2019
As the Cowboys are hopeful that Connor will avoid injured reserve that means they think he’ll be back in a few weeks. There are only seven weeks left in the season so it’s hard to know just how long they anticipate him being absent, plus the Cowboys are almost two weeks away from playing on short rest on Thanksgiving Day.
Xavier Su’a-Filo had moments of promise when he filled in for Williams last season, but he also had some moments of struggle. Here’s hoping we get a lot of the former as the Cowboys need to get back on track quickly.