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A Season In Review: Terrance Williams


I continue my “A Season In Review” series today with the man opposite of star player Dez Bryant. While one could make an argument that Miles Austin should be, it is well-known that Williams has surpassed Austin. It should also be known that Austin is most likely on the outs in Dallas. Let’s take a look at some of Terrance Williams‘ stats in 2013:

  • 44 catches
  • 736 yards
  • 16.7 yards per catch
  • 5 touchdowns

I will admit, I was a bit upset when the Dallas Cowboys selected Williams in the third round of last year’s draft. I thought that there were much bigger needs for this team especially on the defensive side of the ball. But Williams suprised many in his first season wearing a star on his helmet. As the season ended the ex-Baylor Bear became one of Tony Romo‘s favorite targets.

There were concerns about how he is a body-catcher. That statement was true for much of the season. But towards the end of the season, Williams started using his hands much better. As expected in rookie receivers, it took awhile for the rookie to have a breakout game. That game was against the Denver Broncos where had caught four passes for 151 yards and he even had a 82-yard touchdown.

While Williams was impressive in his first season, I expect the Cowboys to draft another wideout in May’s draft. If Dez is to ever get injured, I’m not entirely comfortable with Williams being the No. 1 receiver. I also believe Williams’ skillset is best-fitted in the slot. It will be fun to watch Williams’ development in year two as he needs to become more consistent.

Final Grade: B

It is crucial to Dallas’ offense that they have a competent receiver opposite of Dez. The most explosive offenses have multiple weapons all over the place. Look at the Chicago Bears… Jay Cutler has Brandon Marshall and Alshon Jeffery to throw the ball to. Tony Romo has three big-time weapons in Dez, Jason Witten, and DeMarco Murray. If Williams can reach his potential, there is no reason why this offense couldn’t be one of the best in the NFL.

Tags: Dallas Cowboys Jason Garrett Terrance Williams Tony Romo

  • Reid Hanson

    Ryan, do you think Williams has the potential to be a #1 receiver some day or is more of an Alvin Harper kinda guy?

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  • Albert Smith

    I’ll say this if he is an Alvin Harper type, hopefully he’ll realize that the best way to succeed in the pros is to stick with the same team that drafted him & to feast off of the coverage Dez receives.