IRVING, TX - 2009: Jason Williams of the Dallas Cowboys poses for his 2009 NFL headshot at photo day in Irving, Texas. (Photo by NFL Photos)
As reported earlier, Jason Williams went out Saturday with what was initially thought to be your run of the mill ankle sprain. As it turns out, according to the Dallas Morning News, it was a high ankle sprain, meaning he'll miss four to six weeks.
Williams, Dallas' top draft pick in 2009, makes six Cowboys rookies down with injury, a topic on which Wade mused during his press conference yesterday.
"It's like I said, our draft class, especially the top end of our draft class is really, Brewster, McGee, Brandon Williams, Jason Williams and Hamlin [are] all down," Phillips lamented.
"We thought these guys were going to come in, and it looked like they were going to help us on special teams and work in to help us playing, but that won't be the case for a little while for a couple of those guys."
This has been a disappointing aspect of an otherwise positive preseason for Dallas, which started a few days before camp opened, when it was discovered that Robert Brewster would miss the season with a torn pectoral muscle. As Josh points out earlier, the injury accounts for only part of the disappointment; because, the sad truth is, the reserves haven't been very impressive when they've been healthy enough to play.
Also touched on by Mr. Alper, it is becoming clear that depth will be an issue for Dallas in 2009, one that won't be going anywhere anytime soon.