Terrance Williams will be in tough to redeem himself after his crucial mistake cost the Cowboys' dearly.
The Dallas Cowboys' wide receiver insists he understood the situation in the dying moments of Sunday's loss to the New York Giants, but inexplicably decided to cut back inside instead of running out of bounds, allowing himself to be tackled and time to expire. The Cowboys were attempting to enter field goal range for kicker Dan Bailey, who had already nailed a 56-yarder earlier in the game.
Williams defended himself, stating he was just trying to make a play.
"I don't know, I was just doing my best to put the team in a position to kick a field goal," Williams said after the game, according to Jean-Jacques Taylor of ESPN. "Obviously, I should've just followed the rules and got out of bounds.
"The whole purpose of me cutting it in was to go right back to the sideline to pick up more yardage. Breaking the huddle it was already third-and-13. In my mind, I was trying to make the first down and dive out of bounds - it just didn't go as planned. I was clearly aware of the time. It was something I was just thinking of, and it was a bang-bang moment. Now that I have a time to sit back and think about it, I should've just went out of bounds."
Cowboys fans blamed Williams for the loss on social media, but the four-year pro said the criticism doesn't affect him.
"It doesn't bother me. I'm used to people blaming me anyway. It's not something new," Williams said. "I know what type of guy I am. I know how hard I work, and hearing different people talk about me is not going to bother me, because at the end of the day I'm still here doing my job, and I'm trying my best to put my team in the best position to win.
"So I can't keep paying attention to what people say because they're going to talk about me regardless. I just focus on what my coaches and teammates say. The rest of the people don't have anything to say to me."
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