Cowboys T-Will Opens Up To 'Tough Love' From Fans

Mike Fisher
April 12, 2018 - 1:48 pm
Terrance Williams

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FRISCO (105.3 Fan) - Terrance Williams - admired inside The Star by Dallas Cowboys coaches and teammates for his work ethic and commitment but a favorite whipping post of detractors for his flaws -- is now thanking those critics for their "tough love.''

"Cowboys Nation deserves more from me and I won't stop 'til we get it done," said Williams via social media. "It's more than just fans! [We're> family and thank you for the TOUGH LOVE, and keep getting on my ass until I live up to Cowboys Nation standards, which [are> very high!"

T-Will is often quick to respond to Twitter criticism and maybe gains some motivation from it. But here, he's turning a corner of sorts ... by accepting the criticism in an unusually receptive manner.

Williams, a DFW kid and a Baylor product, was selected by his hometown team in the third round of the 2013 NFL Draft. He's been a functional "second receiver'' for the Cowboys (behind Dez Bryant) and at 28, has a temporary obstacle to increasing his production as he's coming off a foot surgery that figures to sideline him for some offseason work.

As we await news on the 2018 fate of best friend Dez, Williams also faces competition from newly-signed vets Allen Hurns and Deonte Thompson.

How willing does he seem to accept the criticism that sometimes comes with the job?

One Cowboys fan on social media fired back in response to T-Will's "tough love'' statement.

"You need to learn to catch with your hands," said the fan. "That is all you need to be great."

Answered Williams: "Facts. I can’t disagree."