WR Terrance Williams - Dallas Cowboys
|6-2, 208||Born: 9-18-1989||College: Baylor||Drafted: Round 3, pick 2013|
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.
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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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.
2016 Week 1 vs NYG (4 / 3 / 34 / 0 rec)
Williams did not see a target until late in the third quarter against the Giants. Working back to Dak Prescott over the middle, Williams made a quality play on the ball in traffic. Williams left the field following the play and was rotating with Brice Butler as the secondary outside wide receiver to Dez Bryant often in this game. In the final seconds, Williams made a critical error as he turned upfield with 12 seconds remaining for additional yardage instead of heading out of bounds to stop the clock. Time ran out as Dallas finished the game on the edge of field goal range with a one-point loss to a divisional rival.
2016 Week 2 vs WAS (0 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)
Terrance Williams saw zero targets in a lackluster effort against Washington. Despite 65% of the snaps, Williams is a lackluster No.2 outside receiver and Brice Butler is gaining ground on Williams for playing time. Butler is nearing 40% of the snaps and a more overt physical talent to track as the season progresses, especially if Dallas' passing game progresses under Dak Prescott.
2016 Week 3 vs CHI (4 / 4 / 88 / 0 rec)
Williams had by far his game of 2016 in Week 3 against Chicago. After just four targets in the opening two games combined, Williams saw four - catching them all - this week. Williams worked primarily down the field, his customary role with Cole Beasley and Jason Witten patrolling within 10 yards of the line of scrimmage. Williams converted a contested deep out route of note against tight coverage. On the down side, Williams logged two critical mistakes this week. He dropped a high ball target over the deep middle. Williams also fumbled at the end of his highlight reception - a long catch-and-run post route for 50 yards or more - this week.
2016 Week 4 vs SF (6 / 4 / 44 / 1 rec)
Brice Butler stole the show and Cole Beasley iced the 49ers game with a late reception, but Williams had his second straight strong game for Dallas. With Dez Bryant out of the lineup, both Butler and Williams stepped up their games. Williams made a tough slant reception through contact and a highlight back shoulder touchdown grab, twisting into the end zone. Butler is the big uptick receiver with Dez Bryant out, but Williams will see more opportunities in the meantime as well.
2016 Week 5 vs CIN (5 / 5 / 70 / 0 rec)
Williams posted another strong game with Dez Bryant out despite low Dallas pass game volume. The Cowboys needed just 24 attempts through the air, but Williams led the team with five targets, converting all into receptions. Williams created easy separation on intermediate routes, including comeback and crossing routes. Williams added a slant reception on third down to ice the game late. Next week against Green Bay projects as a higher volume effort for the Dallas passing attack and Williams if Dez Bryant is still out of the lineup.
2016 Week 6 vs GB (5 / 4 / 75 / 0 rec)
Williams' best play against Green Bay came with the defensive back falling down, leaving Williams wide open for a long reception into field goal range before the half. Williams also logged a critical third down drop. Notably, Williams was out-snapped by Brice Butler which becomes impactful when Dez Bryant returns from injury as early as Week 8 after Dallas' upcoming bye.
2016 Week 8 vs PHI (7 / 2 / 25 / 0 rec)
After a strong previous month of performances, Williams was back to secondary receiver status with Dez Bryant active in Week 8. Williams was not on the same page with Dak Prescott on a red zone back shoulder target. Later, Williams could not dig out a low target on a deep out route. Williams' lone highlight came on a third down crossing route conversion into field goal in the second half.
2016 Week 9 vs CLE (3 / 2 / 19 / 0 rec)
It was a slow game in Week 9 for Dez Bryant and Terrance Williams on the outside against Cleveland. Williams could not shake a defensive back on a red zone smoke route reception to find the end zone. His other catch was a run-of-the-mill comeback reception. Outside of sporadic deep targets, Williams is a volatile weekly weapon for Dallas' pass game.
2016 Week 10 vs PIT (1 / 1 / 5 / 0 rec)
Williams has been completely off the radar since Dez Bryant returned to the lineup. Williams hit a low point in Week 10 with just a single target. Williams was tackled well short of the first down market on third-and-long as Dallas looked to improve field position for a punt. Outside of Bryant missing games down the stretch, Williams' impact will be sporadic.
2016 Week 11 vs BAL (2 / 1 / 11 / 0 rec)
Williams was a shadow against the Ravens on the stat sheet, logging just two targets and an inconsequential first quarter reception. His best contribution came with a long defensive pass interference penalty drawn in the second half. With Lance Dunbar and Gavin Escobar back in the mix as ancillary weapons, Williams' fight for weekly viability continues to be an uphill battle for targets.
2016 Week 12 vs WAS (2 / 1 / 10 / 1 rec)
Williams, yet again, was a marginal option in terms of volume with just two targets. On his deep sideline target, blanket coverage tipped away a well-thrown Dak Prescott pass. However, Williams made the highlight reception of the game for Dallas on his other target. Coming back to the quarterback on an end zone comeback route, Williams corralled the pass and tapped his toes down in the front corner of the end zone for the touchdown. It was Williams' first touchdown since Week 4 and he has seen just four targets over the last three games.
2016 Week 13 vs MIN (3 / 2 / 13 / 0 rec)
Williams' role continued to be stunted in Dallas pass game against Minnesota. For the fifth straight game, Williams had three targets or less with minimal impact. Williams saw zero targets in the first half then was stuffed on a slot screen reception. Outside of a sporadic long reception or red zone look, Williams needs a Dallas shootout to see elevated production.
2016 Week 14 vs NYG (6 / 5 / 76 / 1 rec)
Williams had his best game of the season, finding the end zone for just the second time since Week 4. Williams' lone empty target came on a dropped slant pass. Williams was the lone Dallas receiver to find success down the field against the Giants. Williams set up the defensive back well on a play-action deep crossing route for an easy long touchdown, Dallas' lone score of the game. Williams also contributed a deep comeback route and low grab on an in-breaking route.
2016 Week 15 vs TB (4 / 3 / 30 / 0 rec)
After a breakout game in Week 14, Williams was back to his situational targets against Tampa Bay. Williams' highlight catch came on a low pass, which he scooped off the turf after a comeback route. He also dropped a deep comeback route target.
2016 Week 16 vs DET (4 / 4 / 61 / 0 rec)
It was a low-volume game for Dallas' efficient passing game, but Williams still performed well. Specifically, Williams logged three straight catches on a single third quarter drive. Williams made an outstanding high-point reception on a comeback route and deep corner route contested catch of the trio. Williams saw plenty of single coverage this week with Dez Bryant and Ezekiel Elliott being the focal point of Detroit's defensive game plan and Williams excelled with his opportunities.
2016 Week 17 vs PHI (5 / 3 / 33 / 1 rec)
Williams was the featured receiver against the Eagles as Dez Bryant and Jason Witten were not key elements with nothing on the line for Dallas. Williams showed instant chemistry with Tony Romo in the quarterback's first game action of the 2016 season. The pair connected on a pump-and-go goal line sideline route for a touchdown, Dallas' highlight play on offense of the game. Romo also found Williams on a deep in-cut pass to convert third-and-long. Beyond the box score, Williams drew a long defensive pass interference penalty.
2015 Week 1 vs NYG (8 / 5 / 60 / 0 rec)
Williams had rocky start to his season against the Giants. Between two early drops and a tipped away end zone target in the first half, Williams had minimal impact. Williams picked up in the second half drawing a defensive pass interference penalty, setting Dallas up at the goal line. A deep comeback route highlighted Williams' ability to haul in a low Tony Romo pass and an outstanding toe-tap on a final drive out route ended Williams' day and a quality turnaround over the final 30 minutes. With Dez Bryant projected to miss a significant portion of the regular season, Williams is the de factor No.1 receiver in Dallas.
2015 Week 2 vs PHI (7 / 4 / 84 / 1 rec)
Williams was the lead receiver against the Eagles with Dez Bryant out for the next couple of months. Three missed opportunities highlighted Williams' opening half: Tony Romo missed Williams on a post route, Williams make a strong contested catch on third down, only to be called back by penalty, and a deep in-cut target was knocked out of Williams' hands as he secured it. In the fourth quarter, Williams clinched the game, getting early inside position on a slant route against Byron Maxwell of the Eagles, hauling in an accurate pass from Brandon Weeden, and sprinting to the end zone. Williams' expanded opportunity with no Dez Bryant is offset by Tony Romo's injury and seeing top cornerbacks more regularly. Williams is a high-variance performer, relying on big plays more than chain-moving success.
2015 Week 3 vs ATL (2 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)
Williams struggled mightily as Dallas' de facto lead receiver with Brandon Weeden under center against Atlanta. Despite a strong run game early, Williams saw little work and when he did, Williams disappointed. Notably, Williams tipped up a contested slant route target in the third quarter. Fortunately the deflection was not intercepted. Williams also dropped a fourth down slant route, right in his hands, to end Dallas' chances in the closing minutes.
2015 Week 4 vs NO (10 / 3 / 49 / 1 rec)
While Williams had the clear team lead with 10 targets against the Saints, Weeden had his most inaccurate moments on throws towards the de factor top receiver. Weeden missed Williams wide open on a deep end zone sideline route and another deep route in the first half alone. A red zone fade glanced off Williams fingertips later in the game before the duo was redeemed with Dallas' play of the game. Down by a touchdown, Williams gained separation on a sideline route as Weeden delivered a perfect pass, tying the game in the closing minutes.
2015 Week 5 vs NE (6 / 2 / 30 / 0 rec)
Williams was bottled up by the New England secondary this week. Williams' lone deep target was well-covered by two defensive backs and nearly intercepted as a result. In addition to his two receptions, Williams logged a third down crossing route catch called back by penalty. Without Dez Bryant attracting defensive attention, Williams has struggled mightily against top cornerbacks. Brandon Weeden's attraction to the short route continues to limit Williams' production even when Dallas is in pass-heavy mode in the second half.
2015 Week 7 vs NYG (7 / 4 / 70 / 0 rec)
Williams continues to play at a baseline level in the lead receiver role without Dez Bryant in the lineup. Matt Cassel was under center this week against the Giants, who had little impact on Williams' relevance. Williams' highlight reception came on a third-and-long conversion, tapping his toes down on a sideline route as Cassel searched or secondary options. A poor throw by Cassel on a comeback route to Williams resulted in an interception earlier in the game.
2015 Week 8 vs SEA (2 / 2 / 20 / 0 rec)
Williams was near invisible against Seattle with Dez Bryant back in the lineup and Matt Cassel's arm strength limitations shrinking the field. Both of Williams' receptions came on the opening drive of the game of the short catch-and-run variety.
2015 Week 9 vs PHI (5 / 3 / 27 / 0 rec)
It was a quiet game for Williams against Philadelphia. On a red zone slant route, Williams came up short of the first down. Williams also had two deep opportunities, both of which came up empty. On a contested single coverage target down the sideline Williams did not corral the pass. On another occasion Matt Cassel eludes pocket pressure and uncorked a deep end zone pass for Williams, who caught the pass but pushed off for offensive pass interference on the play. With Dez Bryant back as the lead receiver, Williams returns to his boom-bust role relying on soft single coverage for strong contributions to the Dallas offense.
2015 Week 10 vs TB (3 / 2 / 33 / 0 rec)
Williams was nearly invisible for the third straight game, a secondary option to Dez Bryant and Jason Witten against Tampa Bay. Without a target in the first half, Williams finally saw a ball in his direction in the mid-third quarter. A deep in-cut reception was his highlight on the day.
2015 Week 11 vs MIA (4 / 4 / 79 / 1 rec)
Williams had his best game in two months with the return of Tony Romo under center against Miami. Williams saw only four targets, but filled the role of deep threat on a passing game restricted by the play of Brandon Weeden and Matt Cassel in recent weeks. Williams did not see a target until late in the second quarter, but paired a deep in-cut catch with getting behind the defense for a long touchdown to propel Dallas to comfortable halftime lead. Later in the game, Williams added a highlight reel comeback route, tapping his toes just inside the boundary.
2015 Week 12 vs CAR (7 / 4 / 39 / 0 rec)
It was a lost game for Williams against Carolina, who did not have a reception until 10 minutes to go the blowout loss with Matt Cassel in the game. Earlier in the game, Tony Romo was not sharp, throwing an interception in Williams' direction on a lazy (and late) out route target. Williams did not see much of top cornerback Josh Norman and still have difficulty gaining separation. Without Romo for the rest of the season, Williams has minimal upside outside of garbage time drives.
2015 Week 13 vs WAS (3 / 2 / 63 / 0 rec)
Williams saw only three targets from Matt Cassel against Washington, all deep shots. The pair showed good chemistry on a back shoulder connection. Williams had separation down the sideline and might have scored on a well-thrown pass; however, Cassel underthrew him, limiting the play to a long gain. Williams excels against favorable coverage, but has struggled to see consistent targets with Dallas' tight-to-the-vest current offensive approach.
2015 Week 14 vs GB (5 / 3 / 38 / 0 rec)
Williams was invisible for the first half against Green Bay, finally hauling in a short reception late in the second quarter. Williams' lone big play opportunity came where he had separation on a deep play-action target. Matt Cassel overthrew Williams on the play. Williams logged an out route reception in clear garbage time late in the game. Williams has a single touchdown since the opening month of the season, spanning 26 receptions.
2015 Week 15 vs NYJ (5 / 2 / 13 / 0 rec)
Williams had one of his most quiet games of the season against the Jets. In addition to few opportunities, quarterbacks Matt Cassel and Kellen Moore struggled with accuracy when Williams gained separation. Cassel was benched following an ugly pass behind Williams on an open third down crossing route. Williams' lone play of production came from yards-after-the-catch on a crossing route. Without much upside at quarterback for Dallas, Williams will be off the radar the rest of the season.
2015 Week 16 vs BUF (10 / 4 / 62 / 0 rec)
While Williams saw the most targets against the Bills, he generally struggled against top coverage with Dez Bryant inactive. Williams with regularly blanketed with tight coverage, including twice on early third down targets. Late in the game, Williams was a positive influence on Dallas' offense with a strong comeback route working back to Kellen Moore's weak throw, and a similar play followed by outracing defenders across the field to convert third-and-19. Williams also had a diving out route reception called back by a holding penalty.
2015 Week 17 vs WAS (9 / 8 / 173 / 0 rec)
After miring through most games as Dez Bryant's lead receiver replacement, Williams broke out for his best game of the season against Washington. While Dallas shifted quickly into catch-up mode with a big early deficit, Williams won perimeter routes with regularity. He reversed his field for 19 yards off a hitch route and gained separation on multiple deep routes. On one perimeter route, Williams was wide open and a better throw from Kellen Moore would have turned a long gain into a potential touchdown. For the first time all season, Williams strung together quality plays for an entire game - flashing more than situational deep threat ability.
2014 Week 1 vs SF (7 / 4 / 50 / 1 rec)
The first half was an efficient one for Williams against single coverage. He created early separation on a post route and made an outstanding diving reception on a comeback pass. Williams was tightly covered with regularity in the second half when Dez Bryant was out of the lineup with dehydration. Defenders tipped away targets and Williams did not have the chemistry with Tony Romo to connection on a back shoulder throw in the end zone; Williams instead ran a slant route. A late touchdown on a red zone slant route for Williams occurred with the game was already decided.
2014 Week 2 vs TEN (4 / 2 / 20 / 0 rec)
Outside of Dez Bryant there was little production to go around in the Dallas passing game against Tennessee this week. After a comeback route reception earlier in the game, Williams nearly scored on a well-blocked smoke screen in the red zone late in the third quarter. Williams' production will oscillate dramatically based on the Cowboys game script each week.
2014 Week 3 vs STL (3 / 2 / 32 / 1 rec)
Williams' first target did not come until midway through the fourth quarter in Dallas' comeback win. Williams corralled a low throw with a sliding attempt over the middle of the field to convert a key third-and-long play. Later in the fourth quarter, Williams came wide open on a red zone slant route for the score as Dallas took their first lead of the game.
2014 Week 4 vs NO (7 / 6 / 77 / 2 rec)
Williams enjoyed his best game of the 2014 season to-date against the Saints. New Orleans blanketed Dez Bryant, especially early in the game, as Williams logged both of his touchdowns in the first half. Williams hauled in a contested pass over the middle in the end zone for his first score and a back shoulder target, which extended Dallas' lead to 24-0 at the break. Williams showed more willingness to take on defenders after the catch, exemplified by an out route as he powered through the initial tackle attempt. With a run-based offense and Dez Bryant ahead of him on the depth chart, this week was close to a best-case result for Williams based on usage and matchup.
2014 Week 5 vs HOU (6 / 2 / 71 / 1 rec)
It was an up-and-down game for Williams against Houston this week. On the positive side, Williams was on the receiving end of a long touchdown as Tony Romo improvised in the pocket and found Williams in single coverage more than 50 yards downfield. Williams maintained his balance as the defensive back struggled to locate and make a play on the ball. Other than that play, Williams struggled. Williams dropped a deep out route in the closing minute of the first half in the red zone. With plenty of separation from the defensive back, Williams would have walked in for the touchdown. Later on the same drive, Romo found Williams open in the back of the end zone on third down, but again Williams could not come down with the touchdown. Dez Bryant and Jason Witten ended up as the more dependable options for Romo in the second half. Williams remains a high-variance receiver from week-to-week depending on Dallas' passing volume and his ability to make the plays available, like a second touchdown this week.
2014 Week 6 vs SEA (2 / 2 / 70 / 0 rec)
Williams did not see a target until late in the third quarter, but was at his best in the key moments of the game. Williams beat single coverage down the sideline; however, he received a delay of game penalty for his celebration after the play. With five minutes to play, Tony Romo circled the pocket on third-and-20. Williams broke off his route and continued towards the sidelines. Williams secured a floated pass and tapped his toes down just inside the sideline on the highlight reel play. Upon the review the play stood as Dallas continued their ultimate game-winning drive. Both of Williams' receptions were crucial plays to Dallas' huge road victory and winning against single coverage is vital to Williams' role in the Cowboys' passing game.
2014 Week 7 vs NYG (3 / 1 / 18 / 1 rec)
Williams made his one reception count against the Giants, coming free in the back of the end zone for a red zone touchdown. Williams' other opportunity for an impact play came on a deep route against single coverage. The defensive back made a good play on the ball to tip the pass away. Dez Bryant and Jason Witten were preferred options in the passing game with Gavin Escobar active from the slot this week. Williams' is an up-and-down performer based on the rotational nature of the Dallas' passing game beyond Dez Bryant.
2014 Week 8 vs WAS (7 / 6 / 69 / 0 rec)
Williams was solid with his secondary role in the Dallas passing game. He worked his way back to Romo on a comeback route floater early in the game. Williams' highlight play came in the final minute of regulation in a tie game. On third-and-long, Williams fought the ball away from the defensive back in tight coverage. Without the conversion, Washington gets a good look to win the game prior to overtime. Williams' best deep opportunity came on a play-action post against single coverage. As was the theme of the Dallas passing game, it was well-defensed and tipped away.
2014 Week 9 vs ARI (7 / 2 / 19 / 0 rec)
Williams was invisible against the Cardinals until the final minutes of the game. Dallas made an effort, unsuccessfully, to force the ball to Dez Bryant early in the game but Williams was unable to beat single coverage. The lone target when Williams did beat his defender, a deep route late in the second quarter, Brandon Weeden missed the potential touchdown. With the game still in doubt in the fourth quarter, Weeden stared down Williams on a comeback route, resulting in a game-icing interception. Williams failed to come back to the ball and potentially break up the turnover on the play. Williams added two garbage time receptions, totaling 21 yards, on the final drive.
2014 Week 10 vs JAX (2 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)
It was a disappointing game for Williams against Jacksonville as Dez Bryant and Jason Witten dominated the targets in the blowout win. Williams failed to shield off the defensive back and move back to Tony Romo on a third down comeback route, leading to a broken up pass and a punt. Later in the game, Romo underthrew Williams on a third down end zone target, missing a touchdown opportunity.
2014 Week 12 vs NYG (2 / 1 / 18 / 0 rec)
Williams did not have much of a role against the Giants. On his lone reception, he was wide open on an out route in the first half. On a deep comeback route in the second half, the defensive back had Williams well-covered and tipped the pass away. The targets and touchdown opportunities have dried up for Williams in recent weeks, but a high-powered game against the Eagles on Thanksgiving could get Williams back on the radar.
2014 Week 13 vs PHI (4 / 2 / 38 / 0 rec)
Williams has been a shadow in the Dallas offense recently and this game against the Eagles was no exception. Williams' first target, despite the Cowboys being in catch-up mode from their first possession, did not come until late in the third quarter. A poor throw from Tony Romo on a deep comeback route resulted in an easy interception. Another poor throw in the fourth quarter in Williams' direction was a missed opportunity. One of Williams' two receptions came in garbage time.
2014 Week 14 vs CHI (0 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)
Williams was yet-again a non-factor for the Dallas passing game this week. He failed to log a target as Dez Bryant, Jason Witten, and even Cole Beasley lapped him in terms of offensive involvement through the air. After a strong stretch of touchdowns in the first half of the season, Williams' scoring has fell off the map. He has eight targets and 56 yards over the last four games combined. The saving grace is weak passing defenses in Philadelphia and Indianapolis up for Dallas in potential shootouts the next two weeks.
2014 Week 15 vs PHI (4 / 2 / 19 / 0 rec)
Quiet games have become the norm for Terrance Williams, even as a complimentary player. Jason Witten and Cole Beasley have passed Williams in the Dallas passing game pecking order. Williams' largest contribution came on a deep target. Williams beat the coverage, but an underthrown Tony Romo pass brought Williams back to the defender, forcing a defensive pass interference penalty of 40 yards. Later in the second half, Williams returned the favor as he pushed off on a third-and-long sideline route for offensive pass interference.
2014 Week 16 vs IND (2 / 2 / 52 / 2 rec)
Everything was working for the Cowboys passing game against the Colts, including Terrance Williams getting on track with two touchdowns. Williams came wide open on a red zone slant route for a first quarter score. Cole Beasley broke to the sideline from the slot position as Williams' defender sagged back underneath the traffic. Williams added a long sideline touchdown from Brandon Weeden in the fourth quarter with the game already in hand. Williams raced past a flat-footed defensive back and Weeden delivered the on-target bomb for the 42-0 lead. Williams' touchdowns were more the result of a lackluster pass defense by the Colts than a sudden bump in his individual play this week.
2014 Week 17 vs WAS (5 / 3 / 68 / 0 rec)
Williams, with seven targets against Washington, saw his most work in the past seven games. Williams earned his expanded role, drawing a defensive pass interference on a deep post in the first half. Later, he converted a third-and-16 double move down the sideline on Tony Romo's best throw of the game. Williams also took a big hit on a slant route.
2014 Week 18 vs DET (6 / 3 / 92 / 2 rec)
Williams has been a boom-bust receiver for the Cowboys all season and when Dallas needed him to 'boom' the most this week against Detroit he delivered. As Dallas limped to a 14-0 first quarter deficit, Williams delivered a momentum-changing long catch-and-run touchdown to close the gap. At the end of the first half, Williams gained separation on an in-breaking route and split defenders en route to the end zone with his open field speed. Also in the first half Williams was the target on some of Tony Romo's most inaccurate throws, falling well short. Williams also tossed in an offensive pass interference penalty to free Jason Witten on a third down reception. Williams was silent until Dallas' final scoring drive of the game. On a broken play, Williams shook free in the back of the end zone to score the ultimate game-winning touchdown on third-and-goal. While dependable play from game-to-game or even snap-to-snap is not Williams' forte, his knack for scoring touchdowns and making big plays were on display when Dallas' season hung in the balance against Detroit this week.
2014 Week 19 vs GB (2 / 1 / 38 / 1 rec)
For the second week in a row, Williams broke a long touchdown reception in the playoffs. He broke an initial tackle following a quick hitch, finding open field down the middle of the defense all the way to the end zone. Williams' long speed has been his biggest advantage over the past two seasons. Earlier in the first half, Williams drew a defensive pass interference penalty, giving Dallas a first-and-goal opportunity. Williams had a quiet second half as DeMarco Murray and Dez Bryant supplied the big plays for the Dallas offense.
2013 Week 1 vs NYG (4 / 2 / 32 / 0 rec)
It was an up-and-down game for the rookie in his first NFL game. Williams started with his most glaring error, a miscommunication with Tony Romo on what appeared to be a red zone wide receiver screen. Williams headed down the field instead, resulting in an interception nearly returned by the Giants for a touchdown. After a reception in tight coverage during Dallas' two-minute drill in the first half, Williams had an easy drop. After gaining separation on a deep in-cut, Williams awkwardly jumped for the well-thrown pass as it bounced off his chest. The completion would have put Dallas into field goal range. In the second half, Williams dropped another in-breaking route before catching a wide open target over the middle for a big gain. With Dez Bryant, Miles Austin, and Jason Witten drawing coverage ahead of Williams, he will continue to see advantageous coverage going forward. In his first game, Williams was not able to flourish in that role.
2013 Week 2 vs KC (3 / 3 / 28 / 0 rec, 1 / -3 / 0 rush)
Williams rebounded from a mistake-filled first NFL game in Week 1 to have a positive impact against Kansas City. In addition to a reception in the red zone, Williams had his highlight catch up to this point in his career. On a go route, Williams created separation against man coverage down the sidelines and ended the reception with a perfect toe-tap after he was going out-of-bounds. With Dez Bryant, Miles Austin, and Jason Witten drawing the coverage, Williams will have plenty of single coverage opportunities going forward.
2013 Week 3 vs STL (0 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)
As an ancillary weapon on the offense, Williams was mostly invisible as Dallas ran the ball at will against St.Louis. On his lone play of note, Williams drew a defensive pass interference penalty on a well-covered comeback route down the field.
2013 Week 4 vs SD (8 / 7 / 71 / 0 rec)
With Miles Austin out against San Diego, it was Williams' chance to make a big impact. Despite catching seven of eight targets and being consistent for a long stretch in the middle of the game, Williams' mistakes were huge. On his first target, Tony Romo's pass clanged off Williams' hands, stalling an early Dallas drive. Late in the game, Dallas was down by nine points but drove the length of field to setup Williams' biggest play of the game. On a reception over the middle in the red zone, Williams stretches for the end zone after the catch. The ball was knocked out by a defender, which San Diego recovered on the play. The Dallas drive came up empty and effectively ended the game with three minutes to play. The rookie was noticeably upset on the sidelines with a towel over his face following the fumble. It was a career-high game in terms of production for Williams, but his late mistake was crippling for Dallas' comeback chances.
2013 Week 5 vs DEN (4 / 4 / 151 / 1 rec, 1 / 2 / 0 rush)
With Miles Austin out of the lineup, Terrance Williams stepped into the starting role against Denver. Williams has progressed nicely over the past month and this marked his best game to-date. Williams shielded a defender while coming back to the ball on an reception. His ability to beat single coverage was evident on a long catch just before the half to get Dallas into field goal range and again in the third quarter on a deep post route for a touchdown. Williams also added a late two-point conversion on a back-shoulder throw. He is a smooth accelerator in his routes and did not show any of his prior issues with drops in this game. Williams made the most of his limited targets en route to a breakout performance. With Miles Austin dealing with yet another hamstring issue, Williams will be on the field quite a bit in the coming weeks to build on this strong outing.
2013 Week 6 vs WAS (2 / 2 / 27 / 1 rec)
After a few rough games to open this season, Williams is developing quickly. Miles Austin was back from his hamstring injury, but Williams was the starter opposite Dez Bryant. Williams saw just three targets, but made the most of his opportunities. He came back to Romo on a hitch route, a savvy veteran move, to secure a reception. On the highlight play for the Dallas offense, Romo threw a perfect pass into the corner of the end zone as Williams got both feet in-bounds. Dallas controlled the game from that point on. In addition to his two receptions, Williams drew a defensive holding penalty on a target down the sidelines. Through six games Williams is one of the most efficient receivers in the league with 18 receptions on 21 targets. His role will be larger when Dallas needs to throw more than 30 times like this week against Washington.
2013 Week 7 vs PHI (7 / 6 / 71 / 1 rec)
Williams continues to build chemistry with Tony Romo and blossom with the starting receiver spot opposite of Dez Bryant. Williams showed strong foundation skills against the Eagles, like coming back to the football on hitch routes. He cut straight upfield to convert a first down after the catch as well as boxing out defenders when needed. Williams scored on a red zone slant route as the defensive back had soft coverage. It was pitch-and-catch for Romo and Williams to put the game away in the fourth quarter. The lone demerit for Williams this week was a dropped third down pass in tight coverage. He had both hands on the ball, but could not control it to the ground. The drop was a drive killer that kept Dallas out of field goal range around midfield.
2013 Week 8 vs DET (10 / 2 / 64 / 1 rec, 1 / 5 / 0 rush)
Williams was active again as the starting outside receiver against Detroit. It was a game of missed opportunities for Williams; especially early on as Dallas' offense struggled to consistently move the ball. Williams had three deep targets early in the game, but two poor throws by Romo and Williams tripping on the other, left the box score empty. Williams beat single coverage on a deep post, but Romo was pressure, forcing a weak throw that did not reach Williams. Romo and Williams finally connected for a big play in the fourth quarter as Williams got early separation on a slant route. The throw was perfectly in stride, allowing Williams to split the secondary en route to a 60-yard catch-and-run score. With his fourth straight game with a touchdown, Williams set the Dallas team rookie record this week.
2013 Week 9 vs MIN (7 / 2 / 33 / 0 rec)
Williams saw seven targets, but it was a struggle to gain separation downfield to convert them into receptions. One deep pass was jarred loose by a big hit and another was jumped by a defensive back for an interception. Williams also dropped a pass in the final two minutes of the game as he turned up the field before securing the ball. After being efficient with his targets over the past month, Williams did little well against Minnesota's struggling secondary. He did not beat single coverage, which he continues to get opposite of Dez Bryant. Williams had little chance to continue his touchdown streak this week without getting behind the defense on any targets or any red zone looks.
2013 Week 10 vs NO (5 / 1 / 21 / 1 rec)
Dez Bryant drew the most coverage from New Orleans this week, but Williams was unable to shake free and take full advantage. The Cowboys were in catch-up mode for the entire second half, but Williams had just a single reception on the day. Williams' reception came as he came wide open down the sidelines for an easy touchdown. It was the only drive of the game where Dallas' passing game had any rhythm. Williams could not come up with a low target over the middle, a tough play but one of his better opportunities for a second catch. Another deep target was tipped away by a defender at the last moment. Williams now has a touchdown in five of the last six games, despite just 17 receptions over that span. With a favorable set of passing matchups to close out the season following Dallas' Week 11 bye week, Williams is a strong candidate to see an uptick in his yardage totals going forward.
2013 Week 12 vs NYG (2 / 1 / 10 / 0 rec)
With Miles Austin in the lineup, Williams was nearly invisible against the Giants. Williams did not see a target in the first half, and did not make a reception until late in the third quarter. After a deep comeback route, Williams saw his best chance for an impact play. Against single coverage, Williams saw a sideline target down the field. He was unable to make the play in traffic, which could have turned into a touchdown after the catch. Williams' role was greatly reduced from games when Miles Austin was out as it appears to be a platoon situation in terms of targets opposite of Dez Bryant.
2013 Week 13 vs OAK (6 / 3 / 23 / 0 rec)
Williams had his third straight game with less than 25 receiving yards with a healthy Miles Austin back in the mix. This week was no different against Oakland as Williams struggled to convert his deeper high-leverage targets he did earlier in the season. On the opening kickoff Williams lost a fumble, digging a hole for Dallas right off the bat. While Williams was well-covered down the field, he did make two vital third down receptions to move the chains. Both against tight coverage, Williams made contested catches and held on through post-reception contact.
2013 Week 14 vs CHI (3 / 2 / 36 / 0 rec)
Williams was efficient on his limited targets against Chicago and nearly scored a touchdown in the closing moments of the blowout loss. On an in-breaking route with seconds to play, Williams was tackled at the goal line and marked short of the touchdown. A contested comeback route on a key third down was Williams' missed opportunity in the game, stalling a Dallas drive. Williams' snaps were again suppressed with Miles Austin seeing the majority of snaps in two-receiver sets.
2013 Week 15 vs GB (5 / 4 / 46 / 0 rec)
Williams had a small role in the Dallas offense against the Packers as Dez Bryant, Jason Witten, and DeMarco Murray all saw more targets. Williams showed good field vision on those receptions after-the-catch, finding open areas for additional yardage. On his best opportunity for a touchdown, Williams was well-covered on a red zone slant route and the pass was tipped away.
2013 Week 16 vs WAS (6 / 4 / 84 / 0 rec)
After a quiet first half, seeing just a single target, Williams was a key cog in Dallas' fourth quarter comeback win in Washington. Williams caught three straight passes, one a diving comeback route on a low throw, and another breaking free deep as Tony Romo escaped the pocket. The defensive back slipped as Williams turned up the field, allowing Williams the easy catch and run into the red zone with two minutes to play.
2013 Week 17 vs PHI (2 / 1 / 39 / 0 rec)
Williams split time with Miles Austin as the secondary receiver and saw only two targets, both deep down the field. One was a clutch throw by Kyle Orton on third-and-long as Dallas trailed 10-0 early in the game. Williams got free down the seam for a huge gain. Later in the game Williams got open on a deep post route, but Orton's throw was uncatchable. Williams flashed when he had the starting role earlier in the season and is a player to watch if Miles Austin is cut in the offseason.