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Wade Worried, But Williams Confident About Sunday

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Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Roy E. Williams (4) grimaces as head athletic trainer Jim Maurer, right rear, and trainer Britt Brown, right front, check his left shoulder following a collision on the field with a teammate during drills at football practice at the Cowboys' stadium Thursday, Aug. 27, 2009, in Arlington, Texas. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)

Wade Phillips expressed some concern over the lingering effects of Roy Williams' rib injury this morning at his press conference, which cast some considerable doubt on the wide receiver's status for Sunday.

"The guy I'm worried about is Roy Williams," Phillips said, per Pro Football Talk. "He has practiced but he is in pain sometimes. He told me he wants to play and feels like he can play and he has practiced every day and hasn't missed a snap. I feel like he can play, but he's the only guy I'm worried about playing in this ball game who's been injured."

Williams missed the team's last game in Kansas City after suffering bruised cartilage on his ribs, the result of a savage (but clean) hit delivered in week four by Denver's D.J. Williams.

The unconvinced remarks by Phillips came this morning--now, as reported in the Dallas Morning News, Williams is listed as probable on the team's official injury report, and Williams himself is confident about his availability on Sunday.

"I'm good," Williams said Friday afternoon. "I'll be there."

If Williams does start, he will do so opposite Miles Austin--who was recently promoted to a starting role over Patrick Crayton. If not, Crayton will return to his familiar position as the second starting receiver.

Related Topics Wade Phillips, Roy Williams
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