Dallas Cowboys rookie receiver Terrance Williams missed Thursday’s practice with a hamstring injury, leaving his status in doubt for Sunday’s game against the Redskins.
Per Dave Halprin of SB Nation, Williams, Morris Claiborne and Dwayne Harris all missed practice today, though Williams has the best chance of suiting up Sunday.
It’s not uncommon for a Cowboys wideout to miss time with a bum hamstring, but usually it’s Miles Austin who is injured. If Williams and Harris miss Sunday’s game, the roles of both Austin and Cole Beasley will be expanded. Williams has also served as the backup return man for Harris. Dallas signed Micheal Spurlock to its 53-man roster yesterday, in preparation of missing both players, per Calvin Watkins of ESPN Dallas.
Williams was looking like one of the most impressive offensive rookies this season midway through the year. With Austin sidelined, Williams had a stretch of a TD catch in four straight games.
After several starters missed practice today, the Cowboys are in further turmoil after Sunday’s devastating loss against Green Bay. Dallas has specifically cited rookie Gavin Escobar as someone they hope to get more involved in the offensive gameplan. Escobar made his first career start last week, but made little impact.