Terrence Williams fires back at Cowboys fans over criticism
Terrence Williams is probably about to find out firing back at critical Dallas Cowboys fans only makes an already bad situation worse. Why? Because after days of hearing his team’s fans gripe over his critical mistake during Sunday’s 20-19 loss to the Giants, Williams has reversed course in how he discusses it.
The Cowboys wide receiver initially assumed complete responsibility for the costly gaffe of not going out of bounds, instead attempting to gain more yards, after making a reception in the waning seconds of the fourth quarter.
8 second left, no timeouts.
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Had Williams gone out of bounds, the Cowboys could have attempted a game-winning, albeit lengthy, field goal.
Williams said after the game he would never make such a decision again, adding, “It was just a ‘bang-bang’ moment. Now that I’ve had a chance to sit back and think on it, I should have just gone out of bounds.”
After being subjected to all the grief Cowboys fans are sending his way, Williams now is singing a different tune. Williams was speaking to reporters on Wednesday when he essentially called out Cowboys fans for their apparently unrelenting criticism.
“Well, since I’ve been here, [the fans have] been doing this,” Williams said Wednesday, via The Dallas Morning News. “So if you drop a pass, they say you can’t catch. If you do something wrong, they’ll blame you. It just comes with the job. I just learn to block people out. Their opinions don’t matter to me. They’re not here. They don’t know what kind of person I am, they don’t know how hard I work.
“If they want to blame me, that’s fine,” Williams added. “At the end of the day I’m still here, I’m still doing my job, and if you feel like you can come take it, come take it.”
While it’s all well and good for Williams to play the “You Don’t Know How Hard I Work” card, sometimes some things are better left unsaid.
Still, to be fair to Williams, it’s been a tough week for him. After all, it wasn’t only Cowboys fans ripping him.
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