Wide Receiver Dwayne Harris should start over Terrance Williams. He has earned it.
Analysts measure players. Constantly.
Speed. Agility. Power. Vertical.
But what we fail to render in Madden ratings and scouting combines is heart. Muscle and brawn doesn’t always top mental strength.
And right now Terrance Williams doesn’t have it. He was given this job by default. Because the scouts had him there. Because of where he was drafted.
Same thing happened when Roy Williams arrived from Detroit. And Ryan Leaf. Bobby Carpenter.
They didn’t deserve it. You’ve got to earn it. Wipe that smirk and while you are at, wipe the last name on the back of the jersey.
Whether you agree with picking Terrance Williams in the third round or not, Dwayne Harris, the former fifth round choice, deserved his shot. He earned his slot as the third wide receiver. Now with Miles Austin entering retirement age, Harris is the guy who should be moving up.
He’s the guy that deserves all the balls his way when Dez Bryant is seeing double coverage. He’s the guy who can jump-start this offense with some tricks; it just happens that he played quarterback in high school. How about an end-around with the option of Harris tossing the ball down the field?
Hey, there was a time and place when you never heard of Miles Austin. That’s natural considering he was not drafted in 2006. But, you know, he really didn’t do much with the opportunity — just two Pro Bowls and current holder of the Cowboys single-game receiving record (250).
There are those who want it. And there are those who watch others want it.
Dwayne Harris wants it. Just saying.