Mike Williams has been mainly used as the Los Angeles Chargers' deep threat the past two seasons, but after last week's opener, the fifth-year wide receiver might be used on a variety of routes, along with seeing the ball more often. Williams comes into the showdown Sunday with Dallas after grabbing a career-high nine receptions last week in a 20-16 victory over Washington. The expanded role also couldn't come at a better time due to Williams, who is in the final year of his contract after being drafted seventh overall in 2017.
Dallas defensive end DeMarcus Lawrence broke a foot in practice Wednesday and is expected to miss at least six weeks, another blow to the starting lineup since a promising opener for the Cowboys. Lawrence left the field during the first practice in preparation for Sunday's visit to the Los Angeles Chargers, the team said on its website. The injury to Lawrence came with the Cowboys planning to be without their other starting defensive end in Randy Gregory, who tested positive for COVID-19 after playing in the opener, a 31-29 loss to Super Bowl champion Tampa Bay.
The Cowboys will likely be down both starting defensive ends on Sunday against the Chargers.