Cowboys want WR Terrance Williams to emerge as a big-play threat this year
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Cowboys want WR Terrance Williams to emerge as a big-play threat this year

Cowboys rookie wide receiver Terrance Williams @TerranceWill2 wasn't terribly impressive during OTAs, mostly due to a case of bad hands. But he will be given every chance to beat out teammate Dwayne Harris @D_Harris17 in a camp battle to become Dallas' No. 3 wideout this season. The Cowboys really want to use Williams' big-play ability, and it's no wonder why they are pulling so hard for him. According to ESPNDallas.com's Tim MacMahon, Williams, a third-round pick, was considered a first-round pick on the Cowboys' draft board.

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Specifically, the 'Boys had Williams listed at No. 23 overall. MacMahon acknowledges that Williams probably won't get a lot of targets even if he is the third wide receiver come Week 1. Barring an injury to someone else, he is a much more valuable commodity in dynasty leagues than in re-draft leagues.
The bigger story is that if Williams wins the job, the Cowboys can keep Miles Austin @MilesAustinIII in the slot (speaking of injuries). Austin was in the slot for many plays last season -- 395 plays to be exact -- but he caught only 35 passes from there. That could be a slight cause for concern, but don't forget that while Austin played in all 16 games, he left a couple of them early and was limited by hamstring and hip ailments for the majority of the year. If Austin's hamstrings continue to be a problem, Williams or Harris could land on all fantasy radars. But if Austin can make it through a full season healthy, he will be a moderate steal given his current eighth- or ninth-round ADP. Tony Romo will be able to find him out of the slot or out wide. I don't really care where Austin lines up as long as he can play at full strength.

Source:
ESPN Dallas

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