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October 14, 2013

Terrance Williams is growing into a dependable target for Tony Romo

Cowboys coach Jason Garrett has said repeatedly that rookie Terrance Williams "is growing up right before our eyes." Williams took another step Sunday with two catches for 27 yards and a touchdown, the team's only passing touchdown.

"Terrance has done a really nice job," Garrett said. "He's certainly a very good athlete. He's a big guy. He's got speed and quickness and good natural route running ability. But as much as anything else, it's just his work ethic. It's really important to him. He works very hard at it. He learns from the experience he has, both good and bad, and he really grows. A real tribute to the approach he takes each week."

Williams entered the game with 16 catches for 282 yards and a touchdown. That included 11 catches for 222 yards and a touchdown in the two games Miles Austin missed with a hamstring strain.

Williams, a third-round draft pick, has made huge strides since he ran a wrong route on an audible call against the Giants in the season opener, costing Tony Romo an interception.

"I think that he’s got just a lot of will," Cowboys owner Jerry Jones said. "He’s a player that it just breaks his heart to basically mess up, so to speak, and he’s just continually fighting through that and trying to get better, and you’re seeing him right before our eyes and Romo seeing him really be the playmaker that we hoped he might become when he was at Baylor. He made a lot of plays there, but he was under different circumstances than right here. But he again, he really gave us a lift there in the early going of this game."

-- Charean Williams 



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