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Williams Sad to See Austin Go, Ready For Larger Role

Terrance Williams will step into Miles Austin's old role as No. 2 receiver next year

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    Terrance Williams was sad to hear of Miles Austin’s release last week, but going into his second season in the NFL, the Baylor Product believes he’s ready to take over his friend’s old spot as No. 2 receiver alongside Dez Bryant.

    That’s a good friend of mine and it is kind of bad to see him go, but he taught me a whole lot of stuff,” Williams said of Austin, per the Dallas Morning News. “He kept my mind straight when I wasn’t thinking well and he also showed me how to do stuff creatively to deceive my route running to just going and seeing him leave now is kind of bad, but then again, I have to continue on doing my job and showing them why they brought me here and it’s just going to be a step that I’m going to have to just suck up and do my job the way they brought me here to do.”

    Williams put together a nice rookie season last year, with 44 catches, 736 yards and five touchdowns. Now he’s looking to build on that performance and reward the Cowboys for their confidence.  

    “Now I feel like I’m just going to have to come in there and just pay attention and make a huge step from my rookie year into the guy they believe I can be and just go there and not basically mess around and start off slow,” Williams said. “I’m trying to get there and start off with a fast pace and pay attention to what the new coaches are talking about.”

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