Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo overthrew rookie wide receiver Terrance Williams in Saturday’s preseason game against the Arizona Cardinals. Had they connected it would’ve been a 47 yard touchdown reception.
“There was a communication thing we’ve got to get cleaned up,” coach Jason Garrett said, via ESPN Dallas. “That’s also on us as coaches. But the actual route that he ran was certainly run the right way.”
The route he ran was a go route down the left sideline, he blew by the Cardinals cornerback to get wide open. The issue was that it wasn’t the route that Williams was supposed to run based on the Cardinals’ coverage.
It is a simple mental mistake made by a rookie in his first preseason in the NFL.
“It’s just the principles of it and being in the spot,” Williams said. “If (Romo) points something out, I have to continue to be there to develop some trust with him. Later on, if I do something like that and he throws the ball in the wrong spot, then they’re going to be looking at me like, ‘What are you doing?’ I just have to use my eyes more.”
Williams understands that he needs to prove himself as a reliable target for Tony Romo in the offense.