Williams was targeted four times, finishing with two catches for 20 yards. His longest reception went 12 yards and he was targeted just once after halftime.
The Cowboys are back in action Week 3 at St. Louis.
"I think it’s pretty clear -- you don’t force the ball to people," head coach Jason Garrett said, per ESPN. "Dez is a great player, but [
As one of the top wide receivers in the NFL, defenses will pay extra attention to Bryant on a weekly basis. Garrett said it will be up to the coaching staff to find ways to get the football to Bryant without having Romo make risky throws.
"It’s what happens every week in the NFL," Garrett said. "Dez Bryant, if you look at his whole body of work throughout his career, he’s gotten doubled throughout most games every game he’s every play. The same thing with Jason Witten. These guys are really good players. Week in and week out they find ways, we’ve tried to find ways to give them opportunities."
Williams entered the game questionable due to a back injury, but it didn't seem to be an issue. Williams wound up being Tony Romo's favorite target, as he led the team with seven targets. He would catch five balls for 50 yards.
Williams managed to pick up his touchdown during garbage time. With his team trailing by 18, Williams caught a 2-yard pass from Romo with under two minutes left. Dez Bryant had removed himself from the field a play or two before the play, and may have been dealing with some hydration issues.
Williams will take on the Titans Week 2.
Romo was probable heading into the game, and was always expected to play. Williams was questionable due to a back injury, but will give it a go.
|3||9/21/14||@ STL||1:00 pm|
|6||10/12/14||@ SEA||4:25 pm|
|10||11/9/14||@ JAC||1:00 pm|
|Bye: Week 11|
|12||11/23/14||@ NYG||8:30 pm|
|14||12/4/14||@ CHI||8:25 pm|
|15||12/14/14||@ PHI||8:30 pm|
|17||12/28/14||@ WAS||1:00 pm|
|Year||Team||G||Fum||Lost||Fum Forced||Own Rec||Opp Rec||Yds||Tot Rec||TD|