According to Archer, it doesn’t sound like there have been any contract talks between Williams’ camp and the Cowboys up to this point regarding a long-term contract extension.
While Dallas typically tries to retain their free agents to-be, the recent contracts signed by Jaguars WR Allen Hurns and Falcons WR Mohamed Sanu could complicate the situation. Hurns walked away with a four-year, $40 million extension with $20 million guaranteed while Sanu managed to secure a five-year $32.5 million contract with $14 million guaranteed from Atlanta as a free agent.
Should Williams test the open market next year, he could very well push for $10 million per year in his contract much like Hurns got from the Jaguars.
Williams, 26, is a former third-round pick of the Cowboys back in 2013. He’s currently in the final year of his rookie contract and stands to make base salary of $1.686 million for the 2016 season before testing the market as an unrestricted free agent in 2017.
In 2015, Williams appeared in all 16 games for the Cowboys and recorded 52 receptions for 840 yards receiving and three touchdowns. Pro Football Focus has him rated as the No. 50 receiver out of 121 qualifying players.