Terrance Williams and the Dallas Cowboys got a scare on Thursday as, just minutes before the end of the team’s final practice session before training camp, the third-year Baylor product was sandwiched between two defenders, injuring his elbow, and had to be helped off the field. He went into the locker room at AT&T Stadium and underwent precautionary X-rays, which came back negative.
“Yeah, you’re always worried. That’s the No. 1 thing you’re worried about,” wide receivers coach Derek Dooley told the team’s website. “But you just can’t coach worrying about injuries because the only way to be a good football player is to go out there and play. Sometimes it’s physical and there’s always risk involved. Hopefully, he’ll be OK and we’ll see him in five weeks.”
The scare came at the end of what’s been a highly promising offseason for Williams, who stepped up in the absence of Dez Bryant to put together what Tony Romo called one of the best offseasons he’s seen. Dooley was similarly impressed by Williams.
“He’s had a phenomenal four weeks. I told him before we want on the field how proud of him I was,” Dooley said. “He’s not only taken a tremendous leadership role in the group, really setting the example of how you do things, he’s expanded his route inventory. He’s played X, he’s played Z, he’s played in the slot and every day he went out there and was the same player. Every route, every opportunity he had he took advantage of it. He’s made a big jump this offseason.”