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Ryan Williams waiting patiently for his chance

Ryan Williams knows a thing or two about injuries. He had knee and shoulder injuries that cut short his career in Arizona after the Cardinals made him a second-round pick in 2011.

Now, Williams might get a shot at a second chance with the Cowboys.

He acknowledges Dallas could call him up to the 53-player roster this week if DeMarco Murray isn’t able to play.

“I’m just taking it in stride,” Williams said Wednesday. “Every day is another day. I haven’t been pulled up yet, so as of now, I’m just doing the same thing I’ve been doing all season, and that’s just getting ready for the next day and trying to prepare myself for the next day.”

Williams gained a team-high 112 rushing yards and scored a touchdown on 25 carries during the preseason. But he has spent the season on the Cowboys’ practice squad, working on the scout team.

“He’s done a very good job,” Cowboys coach Jason Garrett said. “His attitude all year long and his work ethic have been really outstanding. He wanted to earn an opportunity to be here, played very well in the preseason, worked very hard every day to make himself a better player and help our football team.”

Williams played in five games with the Cardinals, with three starts, rushing for 164 yards on 58 carries. He also lost two fumbles.

He insists he’s ready for whatever role the Cowboys have for him.

“To be honest, I think I’ve already shown them what I have,” Williams said. “It’s just a matter of being prepared, so if they bring me up, I can show them what I’ve got in a regular-season game. That’s just my honest opinion. I’m still here, so obviously I’m doing something right.”

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