Williams repeating frustrating refrain
IRVING, Texas (AP) -- While his lower-paid teammate breaks records, Cowboys receiver Roy Williams sounds like a broken record. The player who cost Dallas three draft picks and a $45 million contract extension has offered the same refrain for week...
IRVING, Texas (AP) -- While his lower-paid teammate breaks records, Cowboys receiver Roy Williams sounds like a broken record.
The player who cost Dallas three draft picks and a $45 million contract extension has offered the same refrain for weeks now. He's frustrated. He can't get on the same page with Tony Romo, and doesn't know why. He's much happier simply winning in sunny Dallas than he was losing in snowy Detroit.
Williams skipped to a slightly different tune this week by saying he still considers himself the No. 1 receiver despite mounting evidence to the contrary. He said "things are just going No. 2's way," referring to Miles Austin.
The less-celebrated Austin has more yards and touchdowns in the past three games than Williams has in his first 16 with the Cowboys. Austin set an NFL record with 482 yards in his first three starts, while Williams has 447 yards for the equivalent of a full season in Dallas.
The former University of Texas standout found himself backpedaling Thursday, a day after suggesting Romo's throws are accurate to Austin and all over the place to him.
Cowboys coach Wade Phillips made a similar observation Monday, but the reaction to Williams saying it raised the specter of Terrell Owens. Dallas dumped Owens and his demanding demeanor during the offseason after widespread reports of locker-room disharmony last year.
"I didn't complain that I didn't get the ball," Williams said. "All I said was that, when it comes to me, it's not there. I'm not saying it can't be fixed, because that's what we do every day.
"I'm not a T.O., or I'm not trying to be a T.O."