Cowboys’ Sam Williams Arrested On Weapons And Drug Charges

Dallas Cowboys are in the news again for the wrong reason.

Cowboys defensive end Sam Williams was arrested last Sunday on charges of possession of a controlled substance and unlawful carrying of a weapon, accroding to Frisco (TX) Police.

The team arrived back in Texas early Sunday morning after a preseason game against the Seattle Seahawks. Williams, who was arrested later that day, participated in Tuesday’s practice.

Under the NFL’s personal conduct policy, Williams is subject to a fine or suspension for the incident. The Cowboys are aware of the arrest but have declined comment.


According to police, the controlled substance charge is for another substance — not for possession of marijuana — and is a state jail felony. The unlawful carrying of a weapon is a Class A misdemeanor.

This isn’t the first time Williams has been in trouble with the law. Last December, Williams was involved in an accident not far from the team’s practice facility in which his car was totaled. A month later, he was cited for misdemeanor reckless driving and, according to Plano Police, was driving close to 100 mph in a 55 mph zone and weaving through traffic before the accident.