Terrance Williams probably felt plenty bad enough on his own for costing his team a game. But once Cowboys owner Jerry Jones started piling on, he was probably lower than a crippled cricket’s rear.
Via Dwain Price of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram, the Cowboys wideout took the blame — which he should have — for not getting out of bounds and giving his team a chance to kick a game-winning field goal. Instead, he cut inside, allowing the Giants to tackle him and escape with a 20-19 win since the Cowboys had no timeouts.
“I should have just gone out of bounds and just live to the next play,” Williams said. “I should have just followed procedures and should have just gone out of bounds. I was just too busy and I’m too much into the game, and it’s just something I should have just followed the rules. . . .
“I was clearly aware of the time. It was just something that I was just thinking of, and it was like a bang-bang moment. And now that I have a chance to just sit back and think on it, I should have just gone out of bounds. I should have just gone out of bounds and just lived to the next play.”
When it was his turn to weigh in, Jones said Williams didn’t use good judgment.
“He needed to get out [of bounds] and he was coached to get out [of bounds],” Jones said. “But he thought he was cut off. Those instincts are hard to deter. But make no mistake about it, he was coached to get out of bounds.”
Considering how much weight the Cowboys have placed on rookie quarterback Dak Prescott in the wake of Tony Romo’s injury, Prescott played well enough to win. And with wins so rare without Romo (they were 1-11 last year without their starter), they probably get a little anxious when one that’s so reminiscent comes back again, so close.