Before last season, Deion Sanders expressed some doubt over whether Roy Williams could live up to his then-role as the number one receiver of the Dallas Cowboys, even going so far as to say that, if he struggled, all hell would break loose. Of course, Williams did struggle, but thanks to the the emergence of Miles Austin, hell never really broke loose.
Williams has changed his tune since then, openly admitting that he has failed to meet expectations since coming to Dallas in 2008, and so has Sanders. Speaking on The Ticket recently, the former Cowboy said that he expects a big year from the former Pro Bowl selection Williams.
"I believe, this season, Roy Williams will bowl out; he will have a big year," Sanders said, per the Dallas Morning News. "He’s going to be consistent. He’s going to be unlike you’ve seen him before because his back is against the wall. I’m willing to bet on Roy Williams that he has a great year and he comes out with a dog like he’s never had before. Because he knows that this could be it."
Last year, Williams struggled mightily with drops and a seeming lack of communication with quarterback Tony Romo, rendering him greatly ineffectual. Sanders believes that in 2010, Williams will fight his way back to a more significant role in the offense.
"He can’t control the balls coming to him. But what I mean is when the ball comes to him, when he has the one-on-one on the backside, which he will have, he’s going to win the match-up," Sanders said. "Then, when he continuously wins the matchup, then they’re going to throw more his way. It’s not rocket science that the same guys end up the in the Pro Bowl and they make the most catches every year. Because the offensive coordinators plug them in to receive the balls because you know what defense the opposing team is going to run.
"So, he’s going to bowl out."
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