The Cowboys have locked up one of their free agent wide receivers, signaling that Terrance Williams will be playing elsewhere in 2017.
Wide receiver Brice Butler gave a strong indication on social media Wednesday morning that he would be returning to Dallas next season.
Cowboys Blitz verified with two separate sources that Butler had in fact agreed to terms with the Cowboys on Tuesday night.
Per Clarence Hill of the Ft. Worth Star-Telegram, Butler agreed to a one-year contract, typically known as a ‘prove it’ deal in which case is a win-win situation for the Cowboys.
Re-signing Butler reiterated what has been speculated for months, that Cowboys No. 2 receiver Terrance Williams is expected to cash in on a nice payday with another team in the near future. However, bringing Butler back ensures that Dallas is still able to fill that gap while still also having the ability to draft a receiver within the first few rounds of the 2017 NFL draft.
Butler was traded to the Cowboys following a week 1 knee injury to Dez Bryant in 2015. In his fourth NFL season, Butler hauled in 16 receptions, racked up 219 yards, and had three touchdowns for the Cowboys during the course of the 2016 season.