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.”
Williams improved his route-running as the season progressed and became a big-play threat, reports ESPN.com. He had 12 catches of 20-plus yards. With the Cowboys expected to release Miles Austin and save $5.5 million against the salary cap, Williams is penciled in as a starter opposite Dez Bryant.
The website notes Williams is "very hard on himself" and is "eager to take command of the offense."
"They felt like he rarely made the same mistake twice," the report said, adding Williams blocked well and displayed toughness by fighting through a hamstring injury the last two games.
Williams caught 44 passes for 736 yards and five touchdowns. Only two receivers in franchise history, Bob Hayes and Dez Bryant, caught more passes as rookies. With Miles Austin a candidate to be jettisoned for salary reasons, the Cowboys "have Williams ready to assume the No. 2 role behind Bryant," the report said.
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