Patriots vs. Cowboys: Five Players to Watch

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Terrance Williams, WR, Cowboys

Oct 4, 2015; New Orleans, LA, USA; Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Terrance Williams (83) dives in the end zone for a 17-yard touchdown in the fourth quarter against the New Orleans Saints at Mercedes-Benz Superdome. The Saints won 26-20. Mandatory Credit: Chuck Cook-USA TODAY Sports

With the injuries to Romo and Bryant, the Cowboys are in dire need of playmakers in their offense. Witten is still a consistent force, and Julius Randle is leading a solid rushing attack. However, the Cowboys are sorely missing playmakers on the outside.

The only semblance of a playmaking wide receiver the Cowboys have is third-year target Terrance Williams, who has become the number one wide receiver for the Cowboys in the absence of Bryant.

Williams has a nice combination of size, speed and athleticism that allows him to make plays downfield. He also seems to have a nice rapport with quarterback Brandon Weeden.

I expect the Patriots to first and foremost look to stop the run. In the passing game, I think Witten will be their primary concern, but Williams will certainly be on the radar as well. The Patriots have some issues at the cornerback position, and it will be interesting to see if they can deal with Williams on Sunday.

He may not get the bulk of the attention from the defense, but Williams has an opportunity to make a difference in this game.

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