FRISCO, Texas – Add another name to the Cowboys’ unrestricted free agent list.
And unlike some of the others, don’t expect this one to be coming back.
The Cowboys have decided not to pick up the option clause in the contract for wide receiver Terrance Williams, making him a free agent officially on March 16.
Williams, who only played in two games this season due to injuries and a suspension, was scheduled to make $3.5 million in base salary in 2019, the third of a four-year deal he signed in 2017.
The Cowboys’ third-round pick in 2013, Williams had at least 500 yards receiving in the first five years of his career but his problems began last offseason. A foot injury sidelined him for most of the summer, but he also was arrested for public intoxication, although the charges were later dropped, after police found his Lamborghini had crashed into a light pole in Frisco.
Williams eventually returned to the Cowboys during the season but played in only two games, catching two passes for 18 yards.
He was placed on IR for the same foot injury on Oct. 6, and then was suspended for three games by the NFL on Oct. 18.
While Williams was eligible to return from IR later in the season, the Cowboys had already brought the league maximum of two players back from injured reserve in C.J. Goodwin and Noah Brown. Regardless, Williams was never part of the Cowboys’ plans to return last season.
Williams finishes his Cowboys career currently ranked 15th in franchise history with 3,377 yards.