Saturday, November 16, 2013
Terrance Williams gets better and better
By Calvin Watkins
IRVING, Texas -- The expected return of Cowboys wide receiver Miles Austin for next week's game at the New York Giants would move rookie receiver Terrance Williams down the depth chart.
But the Cowboys still value Williams' abilities to beat defenses in a variety of ways.
"He’s got a real high level of maturity from a work ethic standpoint," receivers coach Derek Dooley said. "From an off the field standpoint. From a team standpoint. I think that’s one of the things that’s contributed to his ability to really have so much success so early. He’s really made the adjustment from being a college guy to a pro as well as anybody."
On the season, Williams has 29 catches for 498 yards with five touchdowns. Williams is third in targets with 50, behind Dez Bryant (90) and Jason Witten (72). Defenses are doubling Bryant, allowing Williams to see more single coverage. But the Cowboys' offense has struggled at times this season, especially the last three weeks, which means nobody is taking over games.
Yet, Williams understands the need to improve and said he's doing so over the bye.
"I could get better in a whole a lot of stuff," Williams said. "There's some stuff on the technique side I could get better at and pay attention to. I'm going to get the games from these past few weeks and look at stuff that I can correct and things that I could change so I can come back to the bye week and be better than I was before."