WR Terrance Williams - Dallas Cowboys
|6-2, 208||Born: 9-18-1989||College: Baylor||Drafted: Round 3|
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Recent Game Summaries
2017 Week 17 vs PHI (4 / 2 / 5 / 0 rec, 1 / 9 / 0 rush)
Williams posted his worst game of the season in Week 17 against the Eagles. Williams gained the expected yardage on a well-blocked reverse rushing attempt and his two receptions in the passing game were both short routes and one was short of the first down marker on third down. Beyond the box score, Williams was overthrown on a deep route by Dak Prescott and drew an illegal contact penalty in the end zone. Williams was reluctantly brought back by Dallas in the offseason with a new contract and is a lock for the roster in 2018 based on his dead cap figure. Considering Williams' lack of impact, he is a long shot to be on the roster beyond next season as a baseline-at-best secondary receiver in the NFL hierarchy.
2017 Week 16 vs SEA (4 / 4 / 43 / 0 rec)
Williams, despite catching all four of his targets, had a non-descript performance against Seattle. Only one catch came on third down and Williams did not find any after-the-catch opportunities. As Dallas' season comes to an end, the entire passing game is up the air with Dak Prescott underperforming, Dez Bryant and Jason Witten owed high salaries in 2018 after lackluster seasons, and Williams reluctantly brought back in 2017 as a de factor No.2 receiver.
2017 Week 15 vs OAK (5 / 3 / 19 / 0 rec)
Williams was active early against Oakland, but his involvement in the offense waned as the game progressed. Williams logged an offensive pass interference penalty to wipe off a comeback route reception, plus dropped a perfectly throw deep ball by Dak Prescott on a flea flicker. Williams has still yet to find the end zone this season, spanning 47 receptions, and this week had opportunities to approach 100 yards with the two plays wiped away by a drop and penalty.
2017 Week 14 vs NYG (6 / 3 / 25 / 0 rec)
Williams led Dallas with six targets against the Giants; however, his two highest leverage targets were missed opportunities. On one occasion a potential long touchdown was tipped away by a defender and the other saw a goal line slant tipped away. Williams struggled to shake free from the Giants secondary overall for one of his common after-the-catch splash plays. Williams has yet to find the end zone this season and has the second-most receptions (44) of receivers without a touchdown. Oakland offers a strong matchup for Williams to break his scoreless streak in Week 15.
2017 Week 13 vs WAS (3 / 2 / 21 / 0 rec)
Williams optimized his sparse involvement in the Dallas offense against Washington. Williams did not see a target until well into the second half, showing outstanding urgency on a deep comeback route on a softer throw. Williams continued to work back to Dak Prescott and shield the defender from making a play on the pass. Williams also converted a third down late in the game when Dallas was rarely putting the ball in the air as their run game dominated Washington's defense.
2017 Week 12 vs LAC (5 / 4 / 54 / 0 rec, 1 / 6 / 0 rush)
Williams led Dallas in receiving yards against the Chargers on a myriad on reception types. Williams posted strong yards-after-the-catch on a wide open catch for more than 35 yards, mixing in a screen, hitch, and comeback route for his other receptions. Williams' lone failed target was his highest leverage opportunity, a long target where Williams' diving attempt ended just out of bounds on the play, a near touchdown on the play. Williams also logged his first rushing attempt, on a third down conversion, since his rookie season.
2017 Week 11 vs PHI (7 / 4 / 35 / 0 rec)
Despite a hearty seven targets for the ancillary receiver against the Eagles, Williams had a lackluster performance. Williams tipped a catchable pass leading to an interception plus dropped a routine intermediate route target. One of Dak Prescott's few quality throws this week did come in Williams' direction on a rollout comeback route for much of Williams' 35 yards. Williams' production aligns with the viability of Prescott and the offensive line and outside of a Week 9 explosion for 141 yards, Williams has struggled in 2017, yet to find the end zone and Brice Butler has made more impact on fewer snaps.
2017 Week 10 vs ATL (4 / 1 / 9 / 0 rec)
After one of the best games of his career in Week 9, Williams was a shadow in Week 10 against Atlanta. Dallas' passing game struggled to find any impact down the field, relying on short routes when stringing together any rhythm in their drives. Williams' lone reception came on a quick in-cut in the final minute of the first half with no after-the-catch yardage available. Even in garbage time, it was Jason Witten to collect receptions as he padded his stat line, not Dez Bryant or Terrance Williams.
2017 Week 9 vs KC (9 / 9 / 141 / 0 rec)
Williams had a career game in the home victory over Kansas City, catching all nine of his targets as the feature element of Dallas' passing game. While Cole Beasley collected two short-range touchdowns, Williams dominated outside the red zone. Williams was up to 4-49-0 by the opening minutes of the second quarter with a variety of receptions from a wide receiver screen, yards-after-the-catch on a hitch route, and boxing out a defender on a comeback route. During a key two-minute drill in the first half, Williams broke free for a long reception after the catch to fuel a scoring opportunity. Before exiting with an ankle injury - like teammate Dez Bryant - in the closing minutes, Williams iced the game with a third own conversion with four minutes to play. Williams had 148 receiving yards since Week 1 before this 141-yard outburst, his first 100-yard game since 2015.
2017 Week 8 vs WAS (3 / 2 / 36 / 0 rec)
With only 22 pass attempts as a team, Williams had minimal impact with a run-heavy approach in the win over Washington. Williams had one of the highlight plays of the offense, collecting 25 yards on a catch-and-run across the field on his most notable contribution. Both of Williams' receptions came on wide open targets. Williams continues to hold off Brice Butler for the No.2 receiver role, but has not surpassed 50 yards in a game since Week 1.
2017 Week 7 vs SF (3 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)
Williams was invisible against the 49ers with a single target and failing to make the box score. Williams' end zone target required full extension and he did not make the catch. With Brice Butler drawing a deep defensive pass interference penalty on a third down, Williams' hold on the No.2 job is tenuous at best as Butler has continually outplayed Williams of late.
2017 Week 5 vs GB (3 / 2 / 14 / 0 rec)
Williams' grasp on the No.2 receiver job remains tenuous as Brice Butler continues to perform well in spot duty and Williams logged another lackluster game. Williams did not see a target until the second half and produced an interception as a Dak Prescott pass sailed right through Williams' hands, returned for a touchdown to make matters worse. One of Williams' receptions was a short screen pass on third-and-long. With Cole Beasley and Jason Witten having bounce back games, Williams' pecking order position for the Dallas passing game is an ancillary one.
2017 Week 4 vs LAR (6 / 4 / 34 / 0 rec)
Williams had a pedestrian game by the box score, but made some of his better receptions of the season against the Rams. Williams showed versatility with a sliding comeback route reception and adjusted to a poorly thrown ball behind him on another. Williams' most glaring error was a drop in the final two minutes as Dallas pushed down the field for a potential game-winning touchdown.
2017 Week 3 vs ARI (4 / 3 / 47 / 0 rec)
Williams contributed two intermediate receptions on outstanding throws by Dak Prescott in the road win against Arizona. On both occasions Williams separated from defenders with his speed. Despite the flash moments, Brice Butler stole the show with highlight receptions down the field, a role commonly filled by Williams in recent seasons. Williams was on the field for 70% of the snaps to 15% for Butler, but the situation is worth monitoring for Butler to gain a larger role with his continued strong play.
2017 Week 2 vs DEN (5 / 4 / 17 / 0 rec)
Williams had a muted game, limited to short routes and tight coverage. Most of Williams' yardage came on a third down out route in the second half, one of Dallas' few attempts at an extended drive and momentum. Williams is a 'fair weather' option - when Dallas' offense is humming along, Williams is typically above his baseline. In this game, Dallas struggled and Williams mired right along with the rest of Dallas' skill position players.
2017 Week 1 vs NYG (7 / 6 / 68 / 0 rec)
Williams thrived against secondary coverage of the Giants en route to leading the team in receiving yards (68) in Week 1. Williams converted three key third downs, including two wide open receptions. One was a well-blocked wide receiver screen while the other was a clear-out slant for 20+ where yards-after-the-catch was easily attainable. Brice Butler may prove to be a challenger to Williams' snaps this season, but Williams excelled in his role opposite Dez Bryant to open the season.
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