Bryan: You should expect a better year from Free if he improves his technique. If he doesn’t punch and allows his hands to work outside the framework of the rusher’s body and he doesn’t get separation, he will struggle like he has the last two seasons. When Free has a chance, he gets his hands inside on the rusher and this allows him to sit down. When he misses with his hands and he gets too high, he has no shot. There are strength issues with him at times and this is because of his hands. With him it has never been about his feet but watch when he misses with his punch, it’s not good.
Rowan: That’s what the team expects. Otherwise, a player like Tyson Clabo would have already been on the team. The Cowboys’ executives brought in
Drafting Terrence Williams makes it seem like the Cowboys aren't really sold on
Bryan: There is a new receivers coach in the mix, and for Beasley and Harris it’s like starting over. I am not saying that neither player could make a run at that third receiver spot, but there are more limitations with their overall game than what the scouts saw in Williams. I honestly believe that Williams was brought in for
Rowan: I don’t think it’s a lack of confidence in the other players as much as it is value at the spot. They at least considered Williams with the 31st pick because of his talent, so when he was still around in the third round, they pounced at the opportunity to get the NCAA’s leading receiver last year. Consequently, that may mean fewer opportunities for Beasley and Harris. But the pick was made because of what Williams can bring to the team and not necessarily because of the play of the other receivers.