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Ryan Williams

25-Year-Old Running Back – Dallas Cowboys

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After spending all of 2014 on the Cowboys' practice squad, Williams ended up being placed on IR by the team in July. A second-round pick of the Cardinals in 2011, Williams has never been healthy enoug...

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2015 ADP:  290.23

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Bye Week:  6

STATUS:  OUT  (IR)     INJURY:  Knee
HT: 5' 9"   WT: 207   DOB: 4/9/1990
College: Virginia Tech  DRAFTED: 2nd Rd   Show ContractHide Contract

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Released by the Cowboys in July of 2015.

July 29, 2015  –  Ryan Williams News

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Williams, who was waived/injured by the Cowboys on Tuesday, has landed on IR.

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Ryan Williams NFL Stats
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  Rushing Rush Distance Big Rush Games Receiving Kick Ret Punt Ret Fumbles
Year Age Team G Att Yards TD Avg 20+ 40+ 100+ 150+ 200+ Rec Yards Avg TD Tar Yds TD Yds TD Tot Lost
2012 22 Ari 5 58 164 0 2.8 2 0 0 0 0 7 44 6.3 0 10 0 0 0 0 2 2
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Age is determined on September 1st of each season.

Ryan Williams Fantasy/Red Zone Stats
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  Fantasy Points Per Game Rushing Stats Red Zone Runs Receiving Stats Red Zone Targets
Year Age Team G Standard PPR 0.5 PPR Att/G Yds/G In20 In10 In5 Rec/G Yds/G YPT In20 In10 In5
2012 22 Ari 5 4.2 5.6 4.9 12 33 6 3 3 1 9 4.4 2 1 1
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Ryan Williams – Playing Time Overview

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Offensive Snaps in 2014

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Ryan Williams 2014 Game Log
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Week Opp Off ST Att Yards TD Avg 20+ 40+ Rec Yards Avg TD Tar Tot Lost Yds TD Yds TD In20 In10 In5 In20 In10 In5
1 SF
2 @Ten
3 @StL
4 NO
5 Hou
6 @Sea
7 NYG
8 Was
9 Ari
10 @Jax
11 @NYG
12 Phi
13 @Chi
14 @Phi
15 Ind
16 @Was
17 Det
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A blank stat line is used above whenever a player was not on the field for any plays in the game that week.

Measurables Overview for Ryan Williams  (View College Stats & News)
As Compared To Other Running Backs
Height:   5' 9"
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Weight:   207 lbs
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40-Yard Dash:   4.59 sec
WEAK
Shuttle Time:   4.18 sec
GOOD
Cone Drill:   6.96 sec
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Arm Length:   30.75 in
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Hand Length:   9.00 in
BELOW AVERAGE
Vertical Jump:   40 in
ELITE
Broad Jump:   123 in
GREAT
Bench Press:   19 reps
WEAK
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Ryan Williams: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Williams was released by the Cowboys on Tuesday, Todd Archer of ESPN Dallas reports.

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Williams (knee) could be facing an uphill battle to secure a roster spot with the Cowboys, Jon Machota of the Dallas Morning News reports.

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Williams (knee) did not practice Wednesday, Brandon George of the Dallas Morning News reports.

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Williams could have a significant role in the Cowboys' backfield this season after the club failed to select a running back in this year's draft.

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Demarco Murray's departure for Philadelphia as a free agent bumps Williams up a spot on the Cowboys' depth chart at running back.

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Williams agreed to a two-year contract with Dallas on Tuesday, Fort Worth Star-Telegram writer Clarence Hill reports.

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Williams has been added to the Cowboys' practice squad, ESPN's Todd Archer reports.

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Williams passed through waivers to get there, but now that he has landed on the Cowboys' practice squad, the 2011 second-rounder is an injury away from possibly rejoining the team's depth RB mix.
Williams has been waived by the Cowboys, the Dallas Morning News reports.

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Williams took advantage of Joseph Randle's absence from Saturday's preseason game, leading the Cowboys with 12 carries for 47 yards and adding two catches for 22 yards.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

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2014

Knee and shoulder injuries limited Williams to just five games and 164 yards rushing two years ago as a rookie, and he didn't see any game action at all in 2013. He'll try to kickstart his career in 2014, provided the injuries haven't sapped the speed and elusiveness Williams flashed in college.

2013

A ruptured patella tendon cost Williams his rookie season in 2011, and a shoulder injury limited him to just five games last year. When he did see the field, the 5-9, 207-pound Williams was mostly awful, with a woeful 2.8 YPC average and two fumbles on 58 rushes. Beanie Wells is no longer around, but new coach Bruce Arians has brought in veteran Rashard Mendenhall – with whom he has ties from his days as Pittsburgh's offensive coordinator – and drafted Stepfan Taylor and Andre Ellington. Arians' lack of investment in the talented but fragile 2011-second-round pick might spell doom for Williams in Arizona.

2012

An early selection in the second round of the 2011 draft, Williams suffered a season-ending knee injury in training camp. It wasn't your garden variety ACL either, as he tore his patellar tendon, resulting in his kneecap ending up in his thigh with damage to his meniscus as well. The Cardinals didn't sign or draft a running back in the offseason, so they must feel reasonably comfortable with Williams' recovery, especially with Beanie Wells being so injury prone. Arizona went 7-2 over the final nine games last year and added Michael Floyd alongside Larry Fitzgerald, so if Kevin Kolb can make the leap, there's potential for this offense. But Williams enters 2012 firmly behind Wells on the depth chart, and at press time, the Cardinals medical staff reportedly believed Week 3, rather than the start of the season, was a more realistic timetable for Williams' return.

2011

The Cardinals selected Williams early in the second round of the draft, ignoring many other seemingly more pressing needs. The team claims it had Williams rated as the No. 15 player on their board, and the value was too good to pass up, but it also clearly sends a message to incumbent Chris Wells, who had an injury-marred and disappointing second season. After rushing for 1,655 yards with 21 touchdowns in 2009, Williams ran for only 477 yards and nine scores last year, as he became a part of a rotation. He possesses plus vision with strong instincts and hands, but it remains to be seen if he’s more the back who looked like a future star as a Virginia Tech freshman, or the one who disappointed last year. Don’t be surprised if the pick motivates Wells, who shouldn’t be written off yet if he can stay healthy. The coaching staff likely wants Williams to win the job, so he’s the safer choice, but ultimately this probably ends up as a committee.