Trent Williams said he was motivated and ready to return home to face the Cowboys as the 49ers’ offensive lineman.
“It always feels good to go to ‘Jerry World’, to go to Texas, which is the mecca of football and where football is the biggest show,” said the 49ers offensive lineman. “On Sunday, everyone will be watching the game. It is a classic game that can go anywhere.
“Being in a game like this in an environment like Texas, it’s got me fired up.”
Williams has been a major concern since last weekend for coach Kyle Shanahan, who dispensed with his services in the game in which they beat the Los Angeles Rams and in which San Francisco needed a victory to advance to the Postseason.
The 49ers’ star offensive tackle practiced Thursday for the first time since injuring his left elbow against the Houston Texans, albeit on a limited basis.
Williams, who has nine Pro Bowl selections, was born in Longview, Texas, a town about 150 miles from AT&T Stadium.
According to the official practice report, all 49ers on the active roster practiced, although six players, led by Williams and running back Elijah Mitchel (knee), practiced on a limited basis.
Quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo (right thumb) and linebacker Dre Greenlaw (groin) practiced without limitations for the first time in more than a week.