Dallas Cowboys
  • 5'9"
  • 207
  • 24
  • 4th season
  • Virginia Tech
  • 2011 R2 P6, Cardinals

Historical Stats

Year Team Gms Plays Car Rush Yards YPC Rush TDs Fum Targets Catch Catch Yards Catch TDs Total Yards Total TDs 50+ Yd TDs 100+ Yard Gms 1+ TD Gms
2012 ARI 5 68 58 164 2.8 0 2 10 7 44 0 208 0 0 0 0
  Avg 5 68 58 164 2.8 0 2 10 7 44 0 208 0 0 0 0

Recent Player News

  • Posted: 7/28/2014 4:00pm ET

    Dallas Cowboys RB Ryan Williams looks to be a longshot for the final roster, because he is not a good special teams player and would have to help on special teams if he is in a reserve role.

    Huddle Up: Williams is battling Joseph Randle for a roster spot. Despite the fact that Randle was underwhelming when given an opportunity last season, he appears to have the edge over Williams. The former Virgina Tech star could be nearing the end of an injury-riddled career if he gets cut by the Cowboys.

  • Posted: 5/22/2014 11:01pm ET

    Updating a previous report, the Dallas Cowboys signed RB Ryan Williams to a 1-year deal worth $570,000. The deal did not include any signing bonus or guaranteed money.

    Huddle Up: In other words, we're talking nothing to lose for the 'Boys and incentives to the max for the 2011 2nd-round pick, who simply has been unable to gain any kind of health traction, missing all but 5 games in his first 3 pro seasons.

  • Posted: 5/18/2014 6:26pm ET

    Updating a previous item, the Dallas Cowboys have signed RB Ryan Williams. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

    Huddle Up: Things obviously didn't work out for Williams in the desert with only 5 games played and 164 rushing yards in 3 seasons, but there's little risk for the Cowboys in kicking the tires of the former second-round pick.

  • Posted: 5/13/2014 5:55pm ET

    The Arizona Cardinals have released RB Ryan Williams.

    Huddle Up: The often-injured 2011 2nd-round pick's' 3-year run in the desert netted 3 starts and 58 carries for 164 yards.

  • Posted: 2/24/2014 2:06pm ET

    The Arizona Cardinals will give RB Ryan Williams a chance to make the team in camp, but he's no lock. He missed the entire preseason due to injury last year and was a healthy scratch all 16 games. 'It's very hard to become a player during the season when you miss the entire preseason,' head coach Bruce Arians said. 'He did impressive things on the scout team. The big thing, he came to work every day. The consistency of showing up to work every day - that will be the big thing for him in training camp this year.'

    Huddle Up: Williams' injury history suggests that even if he does get a shot he can't be banked on. The Cardinals found other backfield options last season in Andre Ellington and Stepfan Taylor, so Williams will be competing for a backup gig at best.

  • Posted: 10/8/2013 11:33pm ET

    It appears as though Arizona Cardinals RB Ryan Williams will stay inactive on game days unless there is an injury to a running back ahead of him on the depth chart. RB Stepfan Taylor has added value because of his importance on special teams.

    Huddle Up: The star-crossed career for the 2011 2nd-round pick continues as Williams has only played in 5 games in 3 seasons. Barring a drastic reversal of fortune over the final 12 weeks, a change of scenery looks to be Williams' only chance of making something out of his NFL tenure.

  • Posted: 9/11/2013 12:40am ET

    Arizona Cardinals RB Ryan Williams is now listed fifth on the running back depth chart behind (in order) RBs Rashard Mendenhall, Alfonso Smith, Stepfan Taylor and Andre Ellington. Ellington is listed fourth despite having eight offensive snaps to Taylor's zero in Week 1 against the St. Louis Rams.

    Huddle Up: The star-crossed career of the Cards' 2011 2nd-round pick continues as he's now played in only 5 out of a possible 33 games in his career.

  • Posted: 9/5/2013 10:15am ET

    Arizona Cardinals RB Ryan Williams is listed as the primary backup to RB Rashard Mendenhall on the team's initial regular season depth chart heading into Week 1 against the St. Louis Rams. Head coach Bruce Arians said Wednesday, Sept. 4, that Williams is 'full speed.'

    Huddle Up: Williams has had trouble staying on the field throughout his NFL career, including this preseason. When healthy he'll battle Rashard Mendenhall for carries; the trick for him is that there hasn't been a whole lot of "when healthy" time.

  • Posted: 8/26/2013 10:46am ET

    The Arizona Cardinals are shopping RB Ryan Williams.

    Huddle Up: Williams hasn't been able to stay healthy long enough to make an impression in Arizona. Meanwhile, Rashard Mendenhall is the Cardinals' starter, with Stepfan Taylor making a push for playing time as well.

  • Posted: 8/22/2013 3:17pm ET

    Arizona Cardinals RB Ryan Williams (knee) will participate in practice Thursday, Aug. 22. The hope is he will be available for the team's third preseason game Saturday, Aug. 24.

    Huddle Up: Don't tell Williams the preseason doesn't mean anything as the oft-injured 3rd-year back is fighting for his place on the revamped Arizona RB depth chart. He needs to not only get on the field Saturday, but he needs to show the new coaching staff something when he does.

  • Posted: 8/20/2013 12:03am ET

    Arizona Cardinals head coach Bruce Arians said RB Ryan Williams (knee) is not expected to play in the team's third preseason game. Arians indicated Williams needs to start playing if he wants to make the final roster.

    Huddle Up: The gauntlet has been laid down by the Cards' coach, who must be noted, wasn't around when the team spent a 2nd-round pick on the oft-injured Williams in 2011. And with the team drafting Stepfan Taylor and Andre Ellington in April, there's a lot less wiggle room now for Williams, who has yet to play this preseason.

  • Posted: 8/2/2013 5:29pm ET

    Arizona Cardinals RB Ryan Williams (knee) continues to sit out practice and does not have a timetable for his return. He said he is dealing with irritation of the fatty pad below the patellar tendon and that rest is the only way to get rid of the irritation.

    Huddle Up: The star-crossed Williams has played in 5 games in 2 seasons, and that's a big reason why the Cards signed free-agent Rashard Mendenhall and drafted Stepfan Taylor (5th round) and Andre Ellington (6th). Mendenhall is projected to start, and if Williams continues to have trouble staying on the practice field, look for Taylor and/or Ellington to bypass him on the depth chart.

2012 Game Logs

Wk Opp Car RYd RTD Cat CYd CTD
1 SEA 8 9 0 2 17 0
2 @NE 10 13 0 2 10 0
3 PHI 13 83 0 1 12 0
4 MIA 13 26 0 1 0 0
5 @STL 14 33 0 1 5 0

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