Wide receiver Terrance Williams will need a new team in 2019.
The Dallas Cowboys have chosen not to buy an option on Williams, a scenario that makes the sixth-year player an unrestricted free agent when the New Year begins on March 16, the team said on Monday. ESPN first reported the news.
Williams, who had signed a four-year extension in 2017, was to earn a base salary of $ 3.5 million in 2019 and $ 4 million in 2020. He appeared only three games last season and landed in the reserve after being wounded in the foot.
While he was recovering in the injured reserve, Williams had been suspended three times for violating the NFL's policy on substance abuse during an incident involving a charge. intoxication in May 2018.
Williams finished six seasons with the Cowboys appearing in 83 games with 68 starts and 232 assists for a total of 3,377 yards and 20 touchdowns.
The Cowboys have Amari Cooper and Michael Gallup among their top two receivers, but Dallas needs to deepen his thoughts when Cole Beasley is also eligible for free choice.