Dec 8, 2013; Landover, MD, USA; Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Terrance Williams (83) runs with the ball as Washington Redskins cornerback Josh Wilson (26) defends during the second half at FedEx Field. Mandatory Credit: Brad Mills-USA TODAY Sports

NFL Rumors: Dallas Cowboys to make Terrance Williams starting wide receiver

Although rookie Terrance Williams spent the vast majority of his season as a starting wide receiver – filling in for the injured Miles Austin, ESPN Dallas believes it’s a role that will be awarded to Williams come the 2014 season.

But there is so much more to Williams’ season, and it’s time for him to take over a starting role at wide receiver. The Cowboys are expected to part ways with Miles Austin to save $5.5 million against the salary cap.

That would mean Williams would start alongside Dez Bryant in an offense expected to increase the number of passes thrown with new play-caller Scott Linehan.

Austin is expected to be an early June cut which would leave the Cowboys with a collection of Williams, Cole Beasley and Dwayne Harris to fight out the second receiver role.

Of course, the Cowboys could look for a cheap free agent to provide competition for the role, but there’s little reason not to give it to Williams – despite his struggles to end the season.

Tags: Dallas Cowboys Miles Austin Terrance Williams

  • SmartThinking

    I hope he learns the playbook better this season than he did last season. No more blown games as a result of his wrong moves.

    • will hall

      I do believe he was a rookie

    • Earl Robertson

      Let’s hope they run the ball more everyone saying they going to pass even more but I hope they are wrong

      • JoeDaBeast

        I find it difficult to believe that the offense will be more effective when I was SCREAMING during games to run the ball more. I think one “road-grading” guard will do just fine for this line. Smith and Frederick are studs, Free showed his value, and maybe Waters can squeeze one more year out. Running the ball is the answer, not depending primarily on pass.

        • Scott.

          Leary was a decent ufa addition if his knees don’t stop bothering him

          • JoeDaBeast

            Agreed, but even the other guard played better than he did last season. Need a big boy inside, remind people of Nate Newton or Larry Allen.

  • BaMBaM

    Austin is bum good move by the Cowboys. Williams is cheaper option and will put up better numbers.


    Terrence Williams should be the Starter for 2014.why because he made the best of it when he was in the game .and he was just A rookie. he will have a better year this year.along side Dez Bryant.let Miles Austin go and Keep Cole and let’s focus on defense.defense wins championships.go Cowboys.