Dallas, once content to use Dez Bryant and Terrance Williams on the outside, seems to now have figured out there are brighter ways to live.
After adding Amari Cooper in 2018 and watching him justify his high price immediately, the Cowboys are officially done with T-Will, letting him loose ahead of the offseason reaching its apex.
Cowboys declined the option on WR Terrance Williams, making him an unrestricted free agent in March, sources tell @FieldYates and me. Will be an option for teams looking to add an outside speed WR.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) February 18, 2019
Williams joins Cole Beasley on the short list of ex-Dallas WRs who've recently hit the unrestricted free agent market. His tenure in Dallas may ultimately be defined by falling down in bounds as time expired against the New York Giants, but Williams has many positive traits, spending a good portion of his tenure getting separation.
Can confirm the Cowboys have declined the option on receiver Terrance Williams, making him an unrestricted free agent. His time in Dallas is done, as expected— Clarence Hill Jr (@clarencehilljr) February 18, 2019
Williams once hauled in as many as eight touchdowns in 2014, but his 2018 was far less productive. He was only targeted thrice in an eventful year that featured an IR trip and a public intoxication charge from May.
Even if Dallas still viewed Williams favorably, they have more important things to do with their limited cash. Significant portions of its defense need to be paid, highlighted by DeMarcus Lawrence. Time to move on.