Oct 27, 2014; Arlington, TX, USA; Dallas Cowboys receiver Terrance Williams (83) prior to the game against the Washington Redskins at AT&T Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Matthew Emmons-USA TODAY Sports
The Dallas Cowboys went into Metlife Stadium on Sunday night and secured another gutsy victory on the road, where they have yet to be defeated this season. It wasn’t pretty, but the Cowboys stayed true to their game– a healthy dose of running back DeMarco Murray and some heroics from quarterback Tony Romo and wide receiver Dez Bryant.
While Sunday night saw some big performances from secondary players, including slot receiver Cole Beasley, number two wide out Terrance Williams seems to have gone missing for the past month. If he were a rookie, you’d just say that Williams has hit the rookie wall. Instead the second-year receiver out of Baylor has been a non-factor as of late despite really turning his game on around this same time last season.
A lot of what Williams does won’t always show up on a stat sheet. And the 25-year old recevier has made that fact crystal clear through Twitter on Monday.
Williams can’t help that he plays for one of the best offenses in the league. You know that Murray is going to get his 25 touches per game. And the Cowboys’ play caller and passing game coordinator coordinator Scott Linehan makes it a point to get Dez Bryant involved in the game early and often. Guys like tight end Jason Witten and Beasley will always be comfortable targets for Romo underneath.
It’s easy to see why it would be hard for Williams to light it up being among those weapons. His previous three game production is not pretty though. Two catches for 19 yards against the Arizona Cardinals, a shut out in London against the Jacksonville Jaguars, and one catch for 18 yards on Sunday night facing the New York Giants. While Williams won’t ever be asked to carry the offense, he is capable of so much more.