Cardinals' Dan Williams will start Sunday vs. Panthers

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Cardinals nose tackle Dan Williams will return to the field after missing two games due to personal issues.

The Arizona Cardinals will have nose tackle Dan Williams in the starting lineup in Week 5 against the Panthersaccording to Bob McManaman of Williams has missed two games as he mourned the loss of his father.

Thomas Williams was killed while heading from Memphis to New Orleans to see his son play against the Saints in Week 3. While he, his wife and daughter were traveling to New Orleans, their SUV veered off the highway and fell over a bridge after colliding with a guardrail in Grenada, Miss., according to police reports. The vehicle fell 50 feet and Thomas was thrown five feet from the vehicle as he was not wearing a seatbelt. Both Williams' mother and sister survived the crash but are both wearing back braces due to their injuries.

Williams missed both Weeks 3 and 4 while dealing with the emotions of losing his father. He returned to practice on Wednesday, per McManaman.

The Cardinals will host the Panthers on Sunday at 4:05 p.m. ET on FOX.

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