The Carolina Panthers may have gotten the W when they defeated the Cowboys on Sunday 16-8, but they took two major L's.
Not only did they lose Pro Bowl tight end Greg Olsen for a significant amount of time, but they lost right tackle Daryl Williams as well.
Williams, who was carted off of the field with a knee injury and did not return, will "likely" be put on injured reserve with the opportunity to return after an eight-game period, according to Panthers beat writer Jourdan Rodrigue.
Per a league source, RT Daryl Williams will “likely” be put on injured reserve. Depending on recovery, Williams could be one of two players to return after 8-game period. Olsen will likely avoid injured reserve with the hopes that he could return late in the season.— Jourdan Rodrigue (@JourdanRodrigue) September 11, 2018
Williams joins Matt Kalil and Amini Silatolu on the list of Panthers linemen who have suffered pretty significant injuries before the first game even concluded.
With the Panthers losing linemen left and right, there is a good chance the team will have to dip into the free agent market to find a replacement. With guys like William Beatty, Alex Boone and Don Barclay still available, the team could pick up a seasoned veteran who can come in and help right away until guys like Williams are ready to go.
Injury Updates on TE Greg Olsen and RT Daryl Williams https://t.co/HposLAjdoa— Carolina Panthers (@Panthers) September 11, 2018
Quarterback Cam Newton was sacked three times during Sunday's win, a number the team would like to never see again.
With Williams slated to miss at least the next eight weeks, the earliest he can return would be Week 10 against the Pittsburgh Steelers.