Back in the 2013 NFL Draft, the Dallas Cowboys were initially slated to draft 18th overall, but decided to trade down with the San Francisco 49ers instead. The Cowboys received the 49ers first-round draft pick (31st overall) and their third round selection (74th overall) in the trade and turned those draft picks into Travis Frederick and Terrance Williams.
Frederick and Williams instantly became starters for the Cowboys offense and both players are a big reason why the team has been one of the more successful units in the NFL during that time span.
Frederick and his trademark beard has just recently become one of the highest paid centers in the entire NFL, while Williams is in the last year of his rookie contract.
It is unlikely that the Cowboys will be able to afford Williams' asking price this off-season and if the fans have anything say in the matter, he won't be returning to the team after the season no matter what.
In fact, there are a lot of Dallas Cowboys fans out there that are wanting the organization to release, cut, or trade Terrance Williams already after only three games into the 2016 season. To me, that's absolutely ridiculous when you think about it.
I can understand the frustration by a lot of fans after Williams failed to get out of bounds and stop the clock in Week 1 against the New York Giants. It would have given Dan Bailey the chance to kick a 60+ yard field goal, but even that's no guarantee. I mean just last week Bailey missed a 47 yarder against the Redskins.
In Week 2, Williams failed to record a single reception the against the Washington Redskins. Then, the following week against the Chicago Bears he had four receptions for 88 yards and it looked as if he was getting back on track until he fumbled and lost the ball after his 47 yard reception.
The failure to get out of bounds and the fumble has made Terrance Williams one of the most hated Dallas Cowboys', whether it is warranted or not.
I for one think that Williams is being unfairly hated on. It amazes me how quickly fans have forgotten how many good plays he has made for the team or how important he is to the offense.
His 2014 season alone helped the Dallas Cowboys reach the playoffs.
Did you forget about his toe tapping catch along the sidelines against the Seattle Seahawks that allowed the Cowboys to come away with the victory on the road?
What about how he pretty much sealed the game against the Detroit Lions, which allowed the Cowboys to advance the 2014 playoffs?
It's easy to forget all of the good things Terrance Williams has done during his time with the Dallas Cowboys.
Those two bad plays this season are a rarity for Williams. In fact, he has only had three total fumbles in his entire professional career.
I have no doubt that Terrance Williams will fight through all of the negativity and continue to do what is asked of him on the field. That's just what he does and who he is as a person.
The picture of Williams here to the right is fitting because on the video board above him you can kind of make out the #finishthefight mantra that the entire Cowboys team has adopted.
That is exactly what Williams will do for the rest of the 2016 season and I predict that we will see a lot more good plays from him than bad.
So, try to put your personal feelings aside, because Terrance Williams is needed for the Cowboys offense to fire on all cylinders and find the kind of success that we all want this year.
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