Cowboys Terrance Williams In Tears: Too Much, Too Soon

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Sep 29, 2013; San Diego, CA, USA; Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Terrance Williams (83) fumbles the balls as he tries to get into the end zone while being hit by San Diego Chargers free safety Eric Weddle (32) and cornerback Crezdon Butler during fourth quarter action at Qualcomm Stadium. The Chargers recovered the fumble. Mandatory Credit: Robert Hanashiro-USA TODAY Sports

Sep 29, 2013; San Diego, CA, USA; Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Terrance Williams (83) fumbles the balls as he tries to get into the end zone while being hit by San Diego Chargers free safety Eric Weddle (32) and cornerback Crezdon Butler during fourth quarter action at Qualcomm Stadium. The Chargers recovered the fumble. Mandatory Credit: Robert Hanashiro-USA TODAY Sports

In the first game of the regular season against the New York Giants, Williams made a horrible debut. Out of his four targets, Williams dropped two passes and ran a wrong route resulting in quarterback Tony Romo’s only interception of the game.

Williams came back in Week Two against the Kansas City Chiefs to make all three receptions thrown his way for 28 yards. But in last week’s win over the St. Louis Rams, Williams didn’t even get a look. In San Diego on Sunday, however, it was a far different story.

Dallas named Williams the starter against the Chargers, in place of the injured Austin. The old Williams reappeared as he dropped his first pass. But the 24-year old quickly regrouped. Williams made three receptions in the Cowboys first scoring drive. He would end the game making seven catches on his eight targets for 71 yards. But it was his last reception that would haunt him.

Down 30-21, Dallas was looking to score with just 2:42 left on the clock. The Cowboys had the ball on second down at the Chargers seven-yard line. Romo found Williams open in the middle of the field. At about the two-yard line, Williams attempted to reach out with the ball in one arm to break the plane of the endzone, all while being tackled. He misjudged where he was on the field, as the rookie was simply too far away to score. Instead, the ball was knocked loose by Chargers’ linebacker Donald Butler and the resulting fumble was recovered in the endzone by corner Richard Marshall for the touchback.

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  • marsha

    That’s why he is a Rookie, don’t set them on bench make them work just like Trent Richardson they will get it done.

  • robyn

    torn on this one. on the one hand he does drop the ball at inopportune times. on the other hand how can you fault a guy for trying to reach the end zone and then being in tears over his play? my problem with this team (and I am a fan from the 70′s) is they are poorly coached. not to say that we need a rah rah guy but we need someone who can teach this team the solid fundamentals they need. like in any other sport, talent alone won’t win games….

  • disqus_kLJwdEdnOL

    The more Williams plays the better he will get. The more Miles Austin plays the more we will read about his hamstring problems.