Nerves go away for Terrance Williams

May, 10, 2013
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IRVING, Texas – Terrance Williams admitted to some nerves before Friday’s first rookie mini-camp practice.

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“When they finally blew that horn I realized it was time to play football again,” Williams said.

Williams, the Cowboys third-round pick, is a Dallas native and attended W.T. White before heading off for Baylor. Deion Sanders was his favorite player and the Cowboys have been his favorite team.

He wore No. 2 for the Carrollton Panthers as a little kid, honoring Sanders’ jersey number at Florida State, and played at halftime of a Cowboys game at Texas Stadium.

“I scored the very first play,” Williams said. “I played running back at that time.”

Now he’s a wide receiver and he was able to meet Dez Bryant for the first time Friday after exchanging Twitter messages. He’s been a Cowboy for a few weeks now, but Friday it became real.

“I wouldn’t think I would be here, so to get that call from Jerry Jones it meant a lot,” Williams said. “I just got to return the favor and produce in any way I can.”

Todd Archer

ESPN Dallas Cowboys reporter

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