It was just one week ago that - despite his mediocre production - I was publicly defending Dallas Cowboys' receiver Roy Williams. My reasoning? He was a better teammate than the dearly departed Terrell Owens.
"A stand-up guy," I wrote. "Good character."
You guys watch the games. You see what's going on, and what isn't. For whatever reason - I blame Roy - Williams is about as connected as Jessica Simpson to quarterback Tony Romo.
But, yesterday at Valley Ranch, after weeks of planting his cleats firmly on moral high ground, Williams decided to go all T.O.
Prepare to cringe ...
"I'm the No. 1 receiver," Williams said. "But things are just going No. 2's way."
False. And very true. Williams isn't deserving of being No. 1 - the Star-Telegram's Randy Galloway says it's time to bench the bum - and Miles Austin is clearly being more productive. In 16 games (a full season) as a Cowboy, Williams has 33 catches for 447 yards and three touchdowns. Austin, in just his first three starts, has more yards (482) and touchdowns (5).
Take the names off the stats and the role of No. 1 isn't even debatable.
But wait, it gets
"He gets the ball thrown correctly his way," Williams said of Austin. "I'm stretching and falling and doing everything. Every other receiver who's been here, the balls are there. Our footballs are everywhere right now."
Asked to gauge his chemistry with Romo, Williams concluded, "We're not even close."
Unfortunately, he is tip-toeing toward being closer to T.O.
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