ARLINGTON, TX - JANUARY 9: Roy E. Williams #11 of the Dallas Cowboys is tackled by Sheldon Brown #24 of the Philadelphia Eagles after gaining 17-yards on a second quarter catch during the 2010 NFC wild-card playoff game at Cowboys Stadium on January 9, 2010 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** Roy E. Williams;Sheldon Brown
With Miles Austin and Dez Bryant on the field, one would imagine that three-receiver sets will yield a good deal of one-on-one looks for Roy Williams. The key for Williams, according to owner, general manager and occasional Roy Williams-apologist Jerry Jones, is winning these battles.
Which seems to make some sense.
Jones discussed Williams this morning with Blue Star and NBC 5’s own Newy Scruggs, on 105.3 FM The Fan.
“When you’re in three-wide, you basically got to single somebody,” Jerry said Friday, per ESPN Dallas. “That single receiver will be Roy. Then Roy’s got to get off that and make the play. That’s going to happen. I think you’ll see a wow factor when that happens. But you’ve got to be able to get to the guy that’s single covered.”
Jerry conceded that Williams--the man for whom he sent a first-, third- and sixth-round draft pick to Detroit--is a tad streaky. But given these one-on-one opportunities, Jones hopes the embattled Williams can turn a corner in his hitherto frustrating tenure with Dallas, and embark on a hot streak in 2010.
“He’s a streak guy,” Jones said. “His history was in Detroit that once when he started going, he just got hot and caught everything in sight.”
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