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Brandon Williams | Linebacker | #59

Team: Unsigned Free Agent
Age / DOB:  (27) / 6/21/1988
Ht / Wt:  6'3' / 250
College: Texas Tech
Drafted: 2009 / Rd. 4 (120) / DAL
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Cardinals promoted OLB Brandon Williams from the practice squad.
A three-year veteran, Williams appeared in six games for the Cowboys a season ago, notching four tackles. Taking the roster spot of Joey Porter after the veteran linebacker was placed on injured reserve, Williams' snaps should be limited to special teams if he manages to get on the field. Wed, Dec 21, 2011 01:40:00 PM

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Coach Wade Phillips termed OLB Brandon Williams' pass rushing burst "DeMarcus Ware-like."

"He's getting off the ball so fast that sometimes I feel like it's me when I'm watching film," Ware said. Last year's fourth-rounder missed his rookie season with a torn ACL, but Williams has upside as a speed rusher. Expect him to spell Ware and Anthony Spencer for 10-15 snaps per game.
Tue, Jul 27, 2010 02:15:00 PM

OLB Brandon Williams' emergence during spring workouts caused the Cowboys to cool on free agent DE Greg Ellis.

There was some talk that Jerry Jones wanted to bring Ellis back for a reserve pass-rushing role, but there's no need if Williams is healthy and producing. Williams, a fourth-round pick in 2009, has upside as a speed rusher.
Source: ESPN.com
Mon, Jul 5, 2010 10:23:00 AM

Cowboys OLB Brandon Williams said his surgically repaired knee is about 75 percent.

Williams could still be limited by the time OTAs roll around. He'll need to prove he's fully recovered from his torn ACL to push for a backup pass rushing role.
Sun, Apr 18, 2010 02:21:00 PM

Cowboys OLB Brandon Williams (ACL surgery) will be a full participant in the team's offseason program.

Williams, the Big 12's sack leader in 2008, fell to the fourth round of the '09 draft due to a lack of ideal burst off the edge. If he's got all his speed back, Williams will push Victor Butler to be Dallas' No. 3 outside linebacker.
Fri, Mar 26, 2010 05:12:00 PM

Cowboys placed rookie LB Brandon Williams on injured reserve, ending his season.

Williams, the team's fourth-round pick, tore his ACL on August 21. He was expected to give the Cowboys depth at outside linebacker. The Cowboys also released WR Julian Hawkins and placed rookie tackle Robert Brewster on reserve/physically unable to perform.
Tue, Sep 1, 2009 12:32:00 PM

Cowboys fourth-round LB Brandon Williams tore the ACL in his left knee in Friday night's game.

He'll be placed on injured reserve and will be lost for the season. Williams' injury will test the team's depth as he was being counted on as Anthony Spencer's top backup on the strong side.
Sat, Aug 22, 2009 03:47:00 PM

Rookie OLB Brandon Williams is penciled in behind starter Anthony Spencer on the strong side.

Williams was a defensive end at Texas Tech is still getting used to standing up. Should anything happen to Spencer, he'll be expected to step in.
Sun, Aug 9, 2009 01:09:00 PM

Cowboys agreed to terms with fourth-round OLB Brandon Williams on a four-year contract.

Williams left Texas Tech after a Big 12 best 13-sack junior year, but lacks ideal speed and doesn't have a role waiting for him. He'll push fellow rookie Victor Butler and Justin Rogers to be the Cowboys' No. 3 outside 'backer.
Mon, Jul 27, 2009 06:12:00 PM

Cowboys selected Texas Tech DE Brandon Williams with the No. 120 overall pick in the NFL Draft.

An underclassman entree, Williams led the Big 12 in sacks as a junior. He doesn't time particularly well, but at 6'5/252 could develop into imposing edge presence in Dallas. The 'Boys won't rush him to play defense initially.
Sun, Apr 26, 2009 01:23:00 PM

Texas Tech junior DE Brandon Williams will forgo his senior season and enter the NFL draft.

After finishing fourth nationally with 13 sacks this season, Williams is expected to be a third round pick. At 6'5/246, Williams will likely be viewed as an outside linebacker by teams that run 3-4 defenses.
Tue, Jan 13, 2009 08:42:00 AM

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