Welcome to the 2017 NFL free agency period, Dallas Cowboys! The Cowboys have gotten busy in adding DT Stephen Paea, CB Nolan Carroll, and DE Damontre Moore to their defense, and now they have re-signed WR Terrance Williams on a new four-year deal.
Terrance Williams was expected to join Terrell McClain, Jack Crawford, Ronald Leary, and Barry Church in departing from the Cowboys via free agency, but instead the market for the receiver caved in a bit and landed him back in the silver and blue.
Free Agency: Will Loaded WR Market Keep Terrance Williams in Dallas?
Williams has been a much-criticized member of the Dallas offense, but a valuable one at that through his career. The Cowboys offense was one of the league's best in 2016 under rookie QB Dak Prescott, so retaining as many members of this offense is critical.
Now, the Cowboys have brought back both Brice Butler and Terrance Williams to catch passes from Prescott – while the 2017 NFL Draft still looms with a deep group of WRs to choose from.
Terrance Williams' four-year, team-friendly deal has come as a surprise to Cowboys Nation. Perhaps it is just the surprise we needed to serve as a reminder that Will McClay and this front office know what they are doing, and that the Cowboys will be just fine in 2017.