---Aaron Williams’ homecoming may coincide with his return to the Buffalo Bills lineup.
Coach Chan Gailey said the rookie cornerback from Texas looked good on Thursday during his first day of contact since suffering a collarbone injury during the Bills 34-31 victory over New England in Week 3. Williams was limited in practice the last two days.
“I feel great out there,’’ said Williams, who missed the last five games. “It was my first contact and there was a little pain in there but I’ll fight through it. You never want to rush an injury but at the same time my pride is also in with it. Whatever my role is this week I’m going to play it to the best of my ability.’’
Williams grew up in Round Rock, Texas, a three-hour drive from Texas Stadium where the Bills visit the Dallas Cowboys on Sunday. His return could depend on how quickly he picks up the game plan before Sunday.
“Aaron Williams had a good day,’’ Gailey said. “He’s continuing to come along. He may get to play this week, he may not. Probably has more to do with what he remembers and retains and knows about game plan as opposed to health.’’
Williams said that’s not an issue because of film study and the presence of the veterans Terrence McGee, George Wilson and Drayton Florence.
“”I haven’t missed a beat,’’ he said. “”I’m still in the meeting room with the guys, still asking questions and talking with Terrence, George and Flo. Remembering the plays isn’t a problem, it’s just getting my wind back and executing them.’’
Linebacker Chris Kelsay (calf), left tackle Demetrius Bell (shoulder) and kicker Rian Lindell (shoulder) all missed practice and are out for Sunday’s game.
Wide receiver Miles Austin (hamstring), corner Mike Jenkins (hamstring) and running back Felix Jones (ankle) all missed practice on Thursday for Dallas, while guard Kyle Kosler (foot), tackle Jermey Parnell (back), linebacker Sean Lee (wrist) and punter Mat McBriar (foot) were limited. Quarterback Tony Romo (ribs) participated fully.
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