IRVING, Texas -- With Dwayne Harris questionable at best to play Monday against the Chicago Bears, the Dallas Cowboys are preparing to use Terrance Williams as their kick returner for the second straight game.
It can’t go worse than his first game as the full-time returner when he fumbled the opening kickoff against the Oakland Raiders and saw it returned for a touchdown.
“It was frustrating that I had to sit back and wait, and it’s one of those things if something bad happens you’ve got to clear it, and when your chance comes again you’ve got to make the most of it,” Williams said. “That’s what I tried to do. Throughout the whole game I was just trying to make up for giving them seven points.”
He had only one more kickoff return in the game, but he had three catches for 23 yards and two led to third-down conversions.
"That's really telling about who he is, the kind of character he has just to come back, because the nature of this game is you're going to have things that go against you, and how you respond to it is critical,” coach Jason Garrett said. “He did a good job of that [against the Raiders].”
Harris talked with Williams after the fumbled kickoff and offered advice.
“Now when I go I’m just going to go full-go,” Williams said. “I didn’t think about it, but when it’s time for me to cover up the ball, I’ll just cover up the ball more.”