"I feel like sometimes when I go three deep balls straight, then I have a tendency to take a play off [mentally]," Williams told ESPN.com. "And that play that I take off, the ball is coming my way. When I get tired now, I’m just trying to hold myself accountable, just thinking about what the 10 guys would say standing right next to me."
Receivers coach Derek Dooley said Williams' challenge is to be consistent now that he's an unquestioned starter.
"When you look back at his first year, when he was playing about 35 snaps a game, he was really making some great plays," Dooley said. "Then there were a bunch of games when he was kind of thrust in and had to play the whole game when Miles [Austin] was hurt and it was hard on him, being able to sustain that mentally and physically and emotionally. So he was a little bit more inconsistent.
"The trick now is to develop that level of consistency where he can perform at his best for 70 plays. That’s not easy."
Williams projects to start opposite Dez Bryant after catching 44 balls for 736 yards and five touchdowns as a rookie.
Williams will be the starter opposite Dez Bryant in 2014, and the Cowboys have no reservations about Williams.
The report projects Williams to catch 66 passes for 943 yards and six touchdowns.
The Cowboys also might add a veteran receiver "who could help Williams and a young group of Dallas receivers in their development," the paper said.
Coach Jason Garrett is looking at other teams' approaches to find a solution. He might cut back the time players spend on the field early in the offseason, the report said.
“It is valuable to do the football stuff. We don’t feel like there’s a lot of football stuff right now,” Garrett told the website. “We want to be careful about how much we take away from that. But there’s a couple weeks prior to all that stuff starting. We’ve talked about tweaking the daily schedule and what we’re doing those first couple weeks as we start to lay the foundation for the offseason.”
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