And it’s not about persuading the coaches he should get a few more passes directed his way, or that the third-year receiver has the ability to be a No. 1 receiver.
It’s really about Williams proving something to himself: He doesn’t need Bryant on the field to thrive.
“Dez is my guy,” Williams said after the Cowboys' 27-26 win Sunday against the New York Giants. “He does a lot for me. He gets my mind right. It’s kind of hard to talk about his injury because I get emotional. He keeps me normal."
Tight end Jason Witten and slot receiver Cole Beasley will allow the Cowboys to control time of possession with their passing game by converting on third down. But for the Cowboys’ offense to be efficient, Williams must provide big plays, which is his specialty, the story said. Bryant's injury could mean more fantasy points for Williams, Witten and Beasley as a result. The story said the Cowboys other WRs, Devin Street and rookie Lucky Whitehead, are the only other outside receivers on the roster, and they’re not ready to be consistent factors in the offense.