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Sam Williams

#2 DE,


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RANK: 327





24 yrs


6'4'' / 261 lbs


Ole Miss


Tallies sack in loss to Eagles

RotoWire Logo Published: 2023-11-07

Williams recorded three tackles (two solo), one sack and one forced fumble during Sunday's 28-23 loss to the Eagles.

Williams played just 19 percent of defensive snaps during Sunday's narrow divisional loss, his second-lowest snap share of the season, but he nonetheless made an impact with a sack of Jalen Hurts in the first quarter. Though Hurts managed to recover his own fumble, Williams was able to showcase a spark and could begin pushing for an increased rotational role. The 2022 second-round pick's next chance to make an impact will come Week 10 versus the Giants.

Fantasy Points by Week 2022


Weekly Stats 2022

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Performance Splits: 2020 to 2022

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Career Stats by Season: 2022 to 2022

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Available Sunday

RotoWire Logo Published: 2023-09-10

Williams (foot) is active for Sunday's game against the Giants.

Williams missed Wednesday's practice due to turf toe but was a full participant Friday. Although he was questionable for the matchup, he'll be able to play through the issue in the regular-season opener.

Full participant in practice

RotoWire Logo Published: 2023-09-08

Williams (foot) was a full participant in practice Friday, Jon Machota of The Athletic reports.

Williams appears to be trending in the right direction to play Sunday night after missing practice Wednesday due to turf toe. The 2022 second-round pick will still carry a questionable designation for now despite practicing fully, and if he's not good to go Viliami Fehoko will likely see increased playing time.

Progressing in recovery

RotoWire Logo Published: 2023-09-07

Williams (foot) was a limited participant at practice Thursday ahead of Sunday's game at the Giants, Adam Caplan of SiriusXM NFL Radio reports.

It's a step in the right direction for Williams after he missed practice entirely Wednesday. It's still unclear whether he'll be healthy enough to play in Week 1, however, and if he misses time, it could mean an increase in edge reps for fourth-round rookie Viliami Fehoko.

Misses practice Wednesday

RotoWire Logo Published: 2023-09-06

Williams (foot) was unavailable for the Cowboys' practice Wednesday, Michael Gehlken of The Dallas Morning News reports.

Williams is dealing with a foot injury and he was unable to practice to open up the week. The defensive end still has two days to return to the practice field ahead of the team's regular season opener Sunday versus the Giants.

Misses practice Thursday

RotoWire Logo Published: 2023-08-31

Williams (toe) did not participate in practice Thursday, Michael Gehlken of The Dallas Morning News reports.

Williams exited Wednesday's practice with turf toe, though the injury doesn't appear serious. The 2022 second-round pick out of Ole Miss finished his rookie season with 22 tackles (15 solo), four sacks, one forced fumble and three fumble recoveries in 15 games.

May not face suspension in 2023

RotoWire Logo Published: 2023-08-24

Cowboys owner/GM Jerry Jones doesn't expect Williams to face any league discipline this season after his arrest Sunday, Michael Gehlken of the Dallas Morning News reports. "I don't anticipate this impacting his time on the field, and I do have all the details," Jones said Wednesday.

The second-year edge rusher faces a misdemeanor charge of unlawful carrying of a weapon and a felony charge of possession of a controlled substance, with the substance in question being less than one gram of THC. While Williams could draw a suspension from the NFL at some point for violation of its personal conduct policy -- especially after he was charged with misdemeanor reckless driving in January -- the league prefers to wait until the legal process has concluded before handing down any discipline, and the timing of his arrest likely means that won't happen until the season is over. Williams, a second-round pick in 2022, racked up four sacks in 15 games as a rookie and figures to see plenty of favorable matchups along the line while offenses are focused on containing Micah Parsons and DeMarcus Lawrence.

Gets arrested

RotoWire Logo Published: 2023-08-23

Williams was arrested Sunday on charges of possession of a controlled substance and unlawful carrying of a weapon, David Moore of The Dallas Morning News reports.

The Cowboys have yet to comment on Williams' arrest, and it's clear yet if he'll face any punishment from the team. The 24-year-old was also charged with misdemeanor reckless driving in January.

Impressive sack Saturday

RotoWire Logo Published: 2023-08-21

Williams recorded the Cowboys' only sack of Geno Smith during Saturday's preseason loss to the Seahawks, Jon Machota and Saad Yousef of The Athletic report.

The second-year defensive end showed some slick moves as he faked a speed rush around Seattle's starting left tackle Charles Cross, then adjusted and drove straight past the lineman to bring down Smith. The Ole Miss product doesn't yet have the reputation of Micah Parsons or DeMarcus Lawrence as a pass rusher, but Williams recorded four sacks on only 264 defensive snaps as a rookie, and with offenses focused on slowing down the two bigger names in the Dallas front seven, he could be primed for a big season.

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