Three running backs the Dallas Cowboys should consider in the NFL Draft

Currently, these are the running backs the Dallas Cowboys have under-contract: Joseph Randle (pending legal investigation) and Ryan Williams. I may be the leader of the Ryan Williams fan-club, but I can even admit that this group of running backs has me nervous. And with multiple people in the Dallas organization including Stephen Jones and Jason Garrett continuing to say that Dallas...
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21 days ago  |  Discuss

Cowboys' offseason outlook: Running backs

With the Super Bowl finally concluded, we can finally settle into the true business of the offseason -- assessing the coming months and the way they'll affect the makeup of the Cowboys' roster. The start of free agency is still roughly a month away, and the NFL draft is still nearly three months away. Despite that, I wanted to look at the roster that's currently in place at Valley...
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February 06, 2015  |  Discuss

Why the Dallas Cowboys need to sign DeMarco Murray

The Dallas Cowboys are in quite the quandary with their running back situation.  The Cowboys have DeMarco Murray, the NFL’s leading rusher, and the rest of their running backs.  Joseph Randle, Ryan Williams, and Lance Dunbar make up the rest of the tandem that carries the rock for the Cowboys. As we have seen in the last week, Randle has gotten himself in trouble legally, once...
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February 06, 2015  |  Discuss

Ryan Williams’ Future’s Contract Could Be An Indication Of Changes At RB For Cowboys

Clarence Hill of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram writes that the Cowboys decision to sign RB Ryan Williams to a two-year future/reserve contract a few weeks ago could offer a clue regarding their plans for their running back position. Williams didn’t just receive the normal future/reserve contract. According to Hill, Williams walked away with a $240,000 signing bonus and an average...
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January 29, 2015  |  Discuss

NFL Notes: Ndamukong Suh, 49ers, Broncos, Cowboys, & Eagles

Ndamukong Suh Field Yates of EPSN (Insider) offers his take on the best fits for free agent DT Ndamukong Suh. Yates believes Suh could come close to Mario Williams‘ six year, $100 million contract that included $50 million guaranteed this offseason. According to Yates the team’s that make the most sense for Suh are: Raiders Browns Bengals Bears Lions 49ers The 49ers included...
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January 16, 2015  |  Discuss

Cowboys Extend RB Ryan Williams Two Years

According to 105.3 The Fan, the Dallas Cowboys have agreed on a 2-year extension for practice squad runningback Ryan Williams. You might remember Ryan Williams from his days at Virginia Tech, where in 2009 he rushed for 1,655 yards and 21 touchdowns on 293 carries while earning ACC Rookie of the Year and First-Team All ACC honors. After an injury-riddled 2010 season, Williams was...
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January 13, 2015  |  Discuss

Cowboys reach extension with RB Ryan Williams

In what can be deemed purely a depth signing, the Dallas Cowboys have given running back Ryan Williams a new two-year contract. Williams, 24, is a former second-round pick of the Arizona Cardinals but has fallen off the relevancy radar in recent years. He ran 25 times for 112 yards this past preseason but remains a long-shot to crack the Cowboys 53-man roster despite the impending...
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January 13, 2015  |  Discuss

Cowboys Sign RB Ryan Williams To A Two-Year Extension

Clarence Hill of the Star-Telegram has confirmed that the Cowboys have signed RB Ryan Williams to a two-year contract extension. Williams announced the news on his Twitter account earlier in the day. Wedemboys for a couple more yrs tho…loyalty is everything — Tuxedo Mask (@lilsweetness34) January 13, 2015 Williams, 24, was taken in the second-round of the 2011 NFL draft...
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January 13, 2015  |  Discuss

Tyler Clutts or Ryan Williams, does Dallas need a FB?

Now that week 1 is in the books, veteran salaries are not guaranteed. There are bound to be some moves around the NFL – Champ Bailey I’m sure being one – but what moves might the Cowboys make? The one move I want to see, and this feeling has stayed with me since the day of final cuts, is the elevation to the 53-man roster of Ryan... -- Click the title above to read the full...
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September 10, 2014  |  Discuss

ACC Power Rankings: Week 1

Considering the wide disparity of opponents that ACC teams faced in Week 1 -- Clemson traveled to Georgia, for example, while Pittsburgh hosted (and thoroughly demolished) an FCS team in Delaware -- it's hard to judge which team is better than another. But some teams surprised while some disappointed, and what would we do to pass the team between games if not for power rankings?...
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September 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Assessing the Cowboys' Final Roster

Well, running back Ryan Williams didn’t make it. The Dallas Cowboys decided to cut the former Arizona Cardinals running back after he spent training camp and preseason with Dallas. He ran well and ran hard but just didn’t show enough in the end to warrant a roster spot. It was likely his inefficiency on special teams that did him in, but no matter now, he’s no longer on the...
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August 31, 2014  |  Discuss

Cowboys keep RB Williams after he clears waivers

IRVING, Texas (AP) -- The Dallas Cowboys will get to keep Ryan Williams on their practice squad after the fourth-year running back cleared waivers. The team's leading rusher in the preseason, Williams was among seven signed to the practice squad Sunday, a day after the roster had to be cut to 53 players. Williams spent three injury-filled seasons with Arizona after the Cardinals...
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August 31, 2014  |  Discuss

Cowboys cut RB Williams, get DE Edwards in trade

IRVING, Texas (AP) The Dallas Cowboys have waived running back Ryan Williams and receivers LaRon Byrd and Jamar Newsome while acquiring defensive end Lavar Edwards in a trade with Tennessee. Two of the team's five seventh-round draft picks this year were waived Saturday, cornerback Terrance Mitchell and linebacker Will Smith. Williams, a 2011 second-round pick who had three injury...
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August 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Cowboys bring back RB Phillip Tanner

In need of bodies for their backfield the Dallas Cowboys have brought back running back Phillip Tanner. Tanner spent nearly a month in Indianapolis but was let go last Wednesday. He returns to the Cowboys with whom he appeared in regular season games for the past three years. The chances that Tanner sticks with the Cowboys this time around are slim. He is simply being brought in...
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August 27, 2014  |  Discuss

2014 NFC East Team Previews

Dallas Cowboys – Covered by Bruce Seymour Key pickups – DT Henry Melton, DE Jeremy Mincey, LB Rolando McClain, Ryan Williams Key losses – DE DeMarcus Ware, DT Jason Hatcher, LB Sean Lee Off-season – The coordinators played musical chairs in Dallas. Rod Marinelli will now be the defensive coordinator with Monte Kiffin’s position being called “assistant defensive coordinator...
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August 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Does Murray’s injury history suggest the Cowboys to keep four backs?

The Dallas Cowboys running back competition has been heating up all preseason. Of course this is a situation any team would like to have, but that doesn’t make the decision any easier. DeMarco Murray and Lance Dunbar are locks for first and second on the running backs depth chart, but the third and possibly fourth remains a giant question mark. Given the history of the injuries...
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August 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Dallas Cowboys offense sloppy in 25-20 Loss to Dolphins

It was the “dress-rehearsal” game if you will, although nobody will remember this game in a few hours much less have any effect on the outcome of the regular season. That being said there are a few things to touch on from this game that was muggy, sloppy, penalty filled and just made the longing for the regular season more apparent. OFFENSE This was the first test for the Offensive...
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August 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Preseason Primer: Dallas Cowboys visit Miami Dolphins

It’s preseason week three, which means we only have to sit through one more week before “real” football is upon us. I have actually enjoyed the preseason much more this year, but that’s mainly because we still have no idea what this Dallas Cowboys Defense is going to look like come week one. After the saddening news of DeVonte Holloman’s neck forcing him to retire, the...
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August 23, 2014  |  Discuss

NFL Notes: Bears, Cowboys, Jets, Lions, Packers, & Raiders

  Bears S Chris Conte sustained a concussion during Friday’s third preseason game.  Cowboys Todd Archer doesn’t see RB Ryan Williams making the Cowboys final roster. Jets CB Antonio Allen sustained a concussion during Friday night’s game. (Jane McManus) Lions Tahir Whitehead may have shown enough last night to have worked his way into the mix for the starting strong...
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August 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Dallas Cowboys: Three 2014 Projected Roster Surprises

As the Dallas Cowboys are gearing up for their third preseason game against the Miami Dolphins, there are quite a few question marks that remain unanswered. While the defense has holes to fill, there are also some players who are pushing to make the roster who you may not think would have done so from early on in camp.Let's check out the three surprises that Cowboys' fans can be...
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August 18, 2014  |  Discuss

National confidence level in Dallas Cowboys rises after preseason Week 2

Now, it’s getting interesting. Across the NFL, teams are honing in on what they have for 2014, trying to establish what they are and what they’re going to do this season. A week after seeing a lot of starters sit out around the league, almost every marquee player was on the field during the second week of the preseason. This week and next, teams will essentially have dress rehearsals...
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August 18, 2014  |  Discuss

VIDEO: Dallas Cowboys running back Ryan Williams gets impossibly low

After a shaky start to yesterday’s preseason matchup with the Baltimore Ravens, the Dallas Cowboys turned things around in the second half. Several players made an impressive showing during the comeback run, including wide receiver Jamar Newsome and defensive tackle Zack Minter. But the big revelation of the game was running back Ryan Williams, who tore off several big runs on...
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August 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Recap: Ravens 37 , Cowboys 30

The Cowboys returned home for their exhibition game with the Baltimore Ravens, even though the end result was a loss, there are plenty of things that went well for the Dallas Cowboys yesterday evening. Seeing as this is preseason, who cares about win/loss record? OFFENSE Romo rises to the occasion, shuts up critics. Tony Romo’s night wasn’t lengthy, but it was efficient. He completed...
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August 17, 2014  |  Discuss

WATCH: Dallas Cowboys RB Ryan Williams Absolutely Trucks Over Ravens Defensive Back

DeMarco Murray may be the incumbent for the Cowboys, but lets be real here folks--he's okay at best and injured way too often. The 'Boys need another option--and may have found it in former Arizona Cardinals running back Ryan Williams. After an injury-filled and unsuccessful tenure in Arizona he must know that his window is closing. If he doesn't do something to make people notice...
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August 17, 2014  |  Discuss

After 2 Preseason Games, What We Know

That’s a wrap. The Cowboys hosted their first home game of the preseason, and it was an interesting game filled with a few headlines along the way. A few items are pending, but here’s what we know. – The Cowboys offensive line is coming along, and has a legit chance of controlling some close games with the running game. They wanted to own possession and move the ball, the 1st...
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August 16, 2014  |  Discuss
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