Former Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Drew Pearson, who has been inducted in their “Ring of Honor” went on Smoaky on 1660 AM and talked about the current state of the Cowboys. Most notably he talked about third round draft pick and rookie out of Baylor, wide receiver Terrance Williams. So far Pearson doesn’t like what he is seeing from Williams, who was faulted for Tony Romo’s interception against the New York Giants that was nearly returned for a touchdown by Ryan Mundy.
From the Dallas Morning News:
“He has to act like he wants it. To me, he doesn’t act like he wants it bad enough. This is the NFL. If they stick you in there, you have to be ready. When they call your number on a key third down situation in the red zone, you have to be ready to make that play. You should be so excited that they’re even calling your number in that kind of situation. To me, it doesn’t look like he’s into it enough.
“I’m even thinking Dwayne Harris should be in there instead of him at this point, until he gets up to speed on what’s going on, learning his assignments, learning where he needs to be and eventually gaining that trust. A lot of times, you don’t do it in game situations. You have to show them at practice. You have to show them in those meetings that you’re focused and your intent is to get better, to improve, learn the offense the best you can. Once that happens, once you learn the offense and become familiar with the defense that they’re throwing at you and recognize those things, now your talent and abilities take over.”
“I did alright,” Williams said, via ESPN, about his game against the Giants. “I had the drop, I feel I can get better, just pay attention to the ball. I was trying to make a move instead of paying attention to the ball. It’s not too much I’m worried about, besides that. Just continue trying to get on the same page with Tony.”
The Cowboys have a little bit more pressure on them than to be patient with the rookie. He isn’t necessarily being more efficient, Harris has 3 catches for 16 yards while Williams has 5 catches for 60 yards.