Pro Bowl Safety Roy Williams was hurt during Monday nights match up against the Philadelphia Eagles. Williams fractured his arm during the third quarter of the game and it looks like he will miss at least 2 weeks and perhaps as many as 4 before he can return to action.
Team doctors said Williams would undergo surgery Tuesday morning to implant a plate and screws in the forearm to stabilize the fracture. The procedure is similar to one performed on former Cowboys safety turned cornerback Pete Hunter in 2002. Hunter missed about a month, but could have probably played three weeks after surgery, doctors said.
Oddly enough, the injury may not prove to be a major blow to the Cowboys. Williams has only played on first and second downs, having been removed from the Nickel and Dime packages because of his inability to cover. The addition of Adam Jones allowed the Cowboys to shuffle their secondary and give Williams a break.
It is assumed that Ken Hamlin will be called on to replace Williams while he heals his broken forearm.