Connor Williams to Undergo Knee Surgery; Cowboys Will Start Su'a-Filo

Matt Galatzan

FRISCO - Dallas Cowboys starting left guard Connor Williams will undergo arthroscopic surgery on his knee, the team said Monday. The Cowboys do not believe the injury will be season-ending or that Williams will end up landing on Injured Reserve.

In the meantime, however, the 5-4 Cowboys - in the wake of a Sunday night 28-24 loss to the Minnesota Vikings in which Williams was injured - will move onto a game at Detroit this Sunday with Xavier Su'a-Filo scheduled to step into the starting lineup.

The Cowboys offensive line is banged up in other ways as well, with right guard Zack Martin mentioning in the locker room on Sunday night that he was experiencing some elbow discomfort and with right tackle La’el Collins reportedly dealing with back soreness.

Su'a-Filo is a young journeyman who earned the Cowboys' trust last season when he subbed for Williams when the rookie sustained an injury. Ideally, Williams, a University of Texas product from Coppell, will miss no more than a few weeks.