Former teammates Terrance Williams and Robert Griffin the III will face off Sunday in a pivotal NFC East clash.
Williams caught an 82-yard bomb from Tony Romo last Sunday. This Sunday, Williams will face the guy who use to toss him the rock on Saturdays.
The former Baylor Bears will meet this Sunday for the first time as pros. Griffin and Williams know each other very well having played together during RGIII’s senior year and Williams’ Junior year. The two went their separate ways when RGIII was drafted by the Washington Redskins last year and the Dallas Cowboys took Williams in the 3rd round of this years draft.
Even though Miles Austin is returning after his hamstring injury, Williams should still be an important part of the Cowboys offense. Williams gives Tony Romo yet another viable threat at wide receiver. Williams has 16 catches on the year for 282 yards and one touchdown.
Williams broke loose last Sunday with four catches for 151 yards and a touchdown. Combining that with Austin, Dez Bryant and Jason Witten the Cowboys would have what could be the best core of offensive weapons in the league.
It is vital for Tony Romo to continue looking for Williams even after getting Austin back. Williams ability to help stretch the field is crucial for making room over the middle for the likes of Jason Witten and DeMarco Murray coming out of the backfield.
Williams was both an unanimous first-team all-american and first-team all Big-12 during his senior year at Baylor. He lead the nation in receiving with 1,832 yards during his last year as a Bear. Scouts raved about Williams’ ability to go get the ball and for prowess for getting separation from defenders.
Going into Sunday’s game, the Cowboys have an opportunity to really put some distance between themselves and the rest of the NFC east. Having already beaten the Giants a win over the Redskins will put them in a great position to potentially put the division in a strangle hold early into the year. Williams continued growth over the next few games will prove to be one of the keys for the Cowboys as they look to the playoffs.