With the status of Dez Bryant uncertain, the Dallas Cowboys ponder what will they get out of number two receiver Terrance Williams.
For the Dallas Cowboys this season, Terrance Williams has caught seven receptions for 122 yards. In his first game this season the number two wide-out brought in three receptions for 34 yards. In game two, Williams has nowhere to be seen and in game three caught four passes for 88 yards.
While the season for Williams is just getting started, the Dallas Cowboys wide-out has been overshadowed by his miscues thus far. After the first game of the season, T-Will received a majority of the blame after he failed to go out of bounds in the final seconds of play. Just this past week the criticism continued to grow after Williams reeled in a 47 yard pass only to turn the ball over after getting the football stripped while running down field.
For Cowboys fans, Williams has been anything but extraordinary thus far.
When Dez Bryant went out last season with a broken foot, T-Will was expected to be that go to guy for Dallas. While Williams had his best season in terms of yards last year, it still did not live up to the hype. Last season, the number two receiver caught 52 passes for 840 yards.
Williams started all 16 games last season and through those 16 games, T-Will had just two games where he had over 80 yards. Adding to the 2015 season woes, Williams had just three touchdowns.
Not all of last season was a complete failure. In the final game of the season, Williams had his best outing. In week 17 against the Redskins, the number two receiver caught eight passes for 173 yards.
While the 2015 campaign was not a huge success for Williams, the Cowboys wide-out played every game not knowing who his starting quarterback would as the team started four different starters last year. .
What about the year before?
In 2014, Williams was given his first chance to be a starter. The receivers’ numbers did not add up to his 2015 career but none the less he was still there when Dallas needed him.
Two seasons ago, Williams started every game knowing he would be the number two wide-out, so his expectation level was no where knew his 2015 season. 2014 was not seen as a bust for Williams as the receiver did what he was needed too.
T-Will had two games in 2014 where he caught two or more touchdowns. Williams brought in two touchdowns against the Saints in week four and against the Colts in week 16.
If 2014 proved anything, it was that Williams stepped up to the plate when needed. The difference between 2015 and 2014 is that Tony Romo started a majority of the games in 14′.
So whats’ next?
Williams may have has his spills this season, but it is nothing that the Cowboys’ receiver can fix. If 2014 proved anything, it is that T-Will has what it takes to bring his game to the next level.
With Dak Prescott under center, Williams has not been so bad this season. Excluding game two, the Dallas Cowboys number two man has given the team a little bit of something.
While Cole Beasley has picked his game this season, Williams continues to illustrate his capability; forget the fumble last week or the not running out of bounce play and Williams looks like a receiver who can play every game.
The question going forward is which Terrance Williams will the Dallas Cowboys continue to get this season and can the receiver overcome the mistakes he has been overshadowed by?