Cowboys Terrance Williams In Tears: Too Much, Too Soon

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Williams, distraught, plopped himself down on the Cowboys bench. Alone, he took a towel and wiped the sweat off his face. Then, the tears began to flow. Williams told ESPNDallas.com what he was feeling while on the bench:

Sep 29, 2013; San Diego, CA, USA; Dallas Cowboys receiver Terrance Williams (83) fumbles into the end zone during the second half against the Dallas Cowboys at Qualcomm Stadium. The Chargers won 30-21. Mandatory Credit: Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports

Sep 29, 2013; San Diego, CA, USA; Dallas Cowboys receiver Terrance Williams (83) fumbles into the end zone during the second half against the Dallas Cowboys at Qualcomm Stadium. The Chargers won 30-21. Mandatory Credit: Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports

“Just feel like I was trying to make a play and it didn’t turn out that way. I wanted [to score]. I just feel like I let a whole bunch of people down.”

Everyone from owner and general manager Jerry Jones to running back DeMarco Murray to the Cowboys director of player development, Bryan Wansley, were in Williams’ ear after the game encouraging the somber young man. Wideout Dez Bryant, who finished the day with two touchdowns and six receptions for 81 yards, gave Williams a pep talk as well:

“(I told him) Keep your head up. Everybody has bad plays and they don’t determine who you are. And don’t let a bad play dictate what you can do. I know he’s a great player, that’s something you got to let go and move on to the next.”

Bottom line: The Cowboys put too much trust in Williams too soon. He’s not the player they’d hoped he would be at this point, but his potential is undeniable. Hopefully, Austin can return next week against the Denver Broncos and Williams can go back to learning lessons more from the sidelines instead of on the field.

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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.