Terrance Williams has already matched his touchdown total from last season.
The second-year pro out of Baylor has a team-leading five TD receptions and continues to emerge as a scoring threat opposite Dez Bryant. Williams hauled in a 43-yard reception for a TD last week against Houston on a play in which quarterback Tony Romo had to spin out of a potential J.J. Watt sack.
He had two TD catches in Week 4 against New Orleans, scoring on passes of 6- and 23-yards. He also had a 12-yard TD in Week 3 at St. Louis, and a 2-yard TD in the season opener against San Francisco. He’s tied for third-most TD receptions in the NFL at this point.
He’s clearly become a red-zone favorite for the Cowboys.
“I don’t consider myself a red-zone threat,” Williams countered. “It’s one of those things, when people double Dez or [tight end Jason Witten], I try to take the pressure off them just a tad bit. I just try to help them, so they can get their one-on-one coverage. We all know if that happens, they’re going to win because they’re the best at what they do.”
Williams went on to credit part of his success to truly buying into what the veterans have told him early on in his career.
“Just trust myself,” Williams said. “Continue being who you are. I finally paid attention to what they’re saying and it’s starting to work out.”