Is Terrance Williams' status secure?

September, 11, 2013
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ARLINGTON, Texas -- In his first regular season game, rookie wide receiver, Terrance Williams had a drop, ran a wrong route leading to an interception and caught two passes for 32 yards both resulting in first downs.

It was a mixed performance by the third-round pick from Baylor.

Williams' status as the No. 3 receiver was asked during coach Jason Garrett's news conference on Wednesday.

"I think you're always evaluating everyone's role," Garrett said. "So it's not a question of re-evaluating, you always evaluate what they're doing and how they're doing it and how can you help them do it better, certainly what their role and responsibility will be in the game, whether it's on offense, defense or the kicking game. We're always doing that. Terrance did some good things in the game and there were some areas where we got to get better and I think a lot of it is a function of those guys just gotta get together and him just playing snaps of football at this level. The more you play the better you're going to get."

It was a surprise question for Garrett just one week into the season. Williams' status seems secure and he's been running as the No. 3 receiver since training camp started, replacing Dwayne Harris.

But Harris' performance in the regular season opener against the Giants where he made three tackles on special teams, earning him NFC Special Teams Player of the Week honors, and his two catches for 12 yards as a receiver could give him more playing time with the offense.

"Dwayne will play more and more," Garrett said. "We like what Dwayne does both on offense and in the kicking game, he responded well to the opportunities he got in the game the other night and we'll continue to look for chances to get him more."
Calvin Watkins joined ESPNDallas.com in September 2009. He's covered the Cowboys since 2006 and also has covered colleges, boxing and high school sports.

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