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12-Year Playoff Drought Will End For Williams

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12-Year Playoff Drought Will End For Williams

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ARLINGTON, TX - NOVEMBER 26: Wide receiver Roy Williams #11 of the Dallas Cowboys at Cowboys Stadium on November 26, 2009 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

When asked if he was happy with his performance on Sunday night, Cowboys' receiver Roy Williams said, simply, "No."

Williams did come down with a touchdown, to break the ice in the first quarter, but it was his only catch of the game, a 4-yard grab in the back corner of the end zone. He also had two costly drops. The first, Williams tipped the pass high in the air, allowing safety Reed Doughty to step under it for the interception.

The second one was a textbook case of putting the horse in front of the cart, so to speak, as the receiver took his eyes off Romo's offering before controlling it.

"I'll take it, but I wasn't happy," said Williams of his performance Sunday."I was happy for my touchdown, it helped my team put seven points on the board, but the interception that got tipped up, that was late, I got my hands up late and got tipped up. The other one I was running with no ball. I never run without the ball...You can't do that."

At any rate, it would be hard to imagine Williams isn't all that unhappy. After spending four and a half seasons with Detroit, and the end of last year with Dallas, the playoffs have eluded the receiver his entire career. With the win on Sunday, in spite of any shortcomings on his part, he will finally taste the postseason.

To be sure, it's been quite some time.

"I haven't been in the playoffs in 12 years," Williams said. "That was my junior year in high school, so...it's been a while. I'm very excited."

Like the rest of his teammates though, Williams' excitement will be tempered in the coming week, as a win at home against Philadelphia next Sunday will mean not only playoffs, but a division title.

"You know, this isn't over," Williams said. "We've still got a division to play for next week. It's a great time."
 

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