In a battle of the two original Dallas teams, Terrance Williams showed he’s a vital asset to this offense as he hauled in all nine of his targets.
Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Terrance Williams tends to get a bad rep with many fans. He’s been criticized for being a body catcher, and he’s made some critical errors like tipping a ball right to a defender’s hands for a pick-six or not getting out of bounds to stop the clock.
However in this contest against the Kansas City Chiefs, Williams showcased a ton of his play making skills. He led the air assault with 141 receiving yards including a 56-yard bomb where he found open space after his quarterback Dak Prescott scrambled to his right to extend a play.
It’s the first time a Cowboys receiver has broken the century mark in receiving yards this season.
He never was able to find the end zone, but many of his catches kept the sticks moving. On the Cowboys first scoring drive, Williams delivered a 27-yard catch and run on a simple curl route on a second and long. He easily read the coverage, found space, and made a defender miss to get the ‘Boys in striking distance.
Former beloved Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo was in the booth calling the game for CBS and he spent a lot of time working with Terrance when he donned the star. Romo mentioned that people tend to forget just how good Terrance Williams is with the run after the catch and how he gets open when the quarterback rolls out of the pocket.
Williams definitely proved that this game.
He’s also a master of keeping his feet in bounds with passes close to the sideline. The Thanksgiving game against the Washington Redskins last season comes to mind when he toe-tapped a touchdown pass in the tiniest corner of the end zone. But in this game, he showed off his balance and footwork by staying in bounds when he made a cut back inside on that 56-yard pass mentioned earlier.
He may not fill up the stat sheet every week, but he does all the essential little things that most people don’t see like flying up field to block. That’s crucial in a run-first offense like the Cowboys.
Nobody could have predicted what Terrance did against the Chiefs, but make no mistake, he has the ability to do that every week. Now, that’s not going to happen because we all know the Cowboys’ run game is their bread and butter.
But if he consistently performs like this when his number is called, the ‘Boys offense will be that much deadlier.