Ryan Williams being viewed as longshot to make Cowboys roster

Ryan Williams is considered a longshot to make the Dallas Cowboys’ 53-man roster because he is not a good special teams player according to the Dallas Morning News.

Williams, 24, was signed by the Cowboys in the offseason after he was let go by the Arizona Cardinals.

Drafted with the No. 38 overall pick, Williams missed his entire rookie season with a ruptured right patellar tendon. Williams appeared in five games during the 2012 season averaging just 2.8 yards a carry on 58 rushes for 164 yards. He added seven catches for 44 yards before going down with a shoulder injury. He was a weekly inactive for the Cardinals in 2013.

Williams and Jospeh Randle are both competing for the No. 3 back duties with the Cowboys. Lance Dunbar is expected to be used as the change of pace back behind DeMarco Murray.

Of course the Cowboys could choose to go with four running backs to start the season which would provide a spot for both Williams and Randle.