Rookie receiver Terrance Williams hasn’t caught a touchdown pass since the loss to New Orleans before the bye week and he fumbled the opening kickoff on Thanksgiving Day, leading to a Raiders touchdown, but Cowboys head coach Jason Garrett denies that the Baylor product is in any sort of slump.
“I thought Terrance had a really good game the other day,” Garrett said of the Thanksgiving Day game, per the Fort Worth Star-Telegram. “You might look at me and say, ‘Well, he fumbled the opening kickoff and they returned it for a touchdown,’ but his response to that--if you’re a veteran player, your response to that is really important, and it’s telling about who you are. I think it’s particularly telling when you’re talking about a rookie.”
Garrett praised Williams specifically for his work on special teams, and his 14-yard catch on a third-and-13 late in the game.
“If you look at the rest of the game, how he covered on the coverage units and how he made plays--two big third-down conversions for us, a contested catch on a third-and-5; I think we converted a third-and-13 on an in-cut that he ran – so really he did a good job responding to that,” Garrett said. “And that’s really telling about who he is, the kind of character he has just to come back, because the nature of this game is you’re going to have things that go against you, and how you respond to it is critical. He did a good job of that on Thursday.”
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