Through all of the 2014 NFL Draft hype about the Dallas Cowboys possibly drafting quarterback Johnny Manziel, there was constant chatter about the team needing to add a wide receiver in the draft. The hype got so intense that the rumors had actually pushed into the Cowboys targeting a wide receiver (or tight end like Eric Ebron, who is a major pass catcher) in the first round. If not the first, the Cowboys had to draft one in the second or third, right?
The Cowboys waited until the fifth round to bring in their first new wide receiver, and it was the playmaker from the Pittsburgh Panthers in Devin Street. While I really like the Street addition for Dallas, I simply think that no one is giving enough love to second-year wideout Terrance Williams.
Williams stepped up huge for Dallas last season, as we saw Miles Austin suffer through an injury-plagued season that forced someone to help out quarterback Tony Romo. That player was Williams, and it was in a big way also. The team needed a strong No. 2 wideout to help out Dez Bryant and Jason Witten, and Williams showed up with 44 catches, 736 yards and five touchdowns in 2013.
After an impressive rookie season, why is everyone sleeping on Williams now?
Sure, adding depth at the wide receiver position was nice, but it wasn’t a massive necessity like everyone said it was. The Cowboys not only have Bryant and Williams to go with Witten, but they have a very intriguing slot receiver in Cole Beasley also. Beasley is a totally different story, and we’ll talk about him another time, but I strongly believe Williams could be poised for a huge year after getting a full season to work with Romo.