He was actually producing positive results on the field for the first time since he got to Dallas and he was one of the few Cowboys players willing to step up and hold themselves accountable for the team's dreadful play. It looked like there was actually a shot at a happy ending for what had looked like one of the most boneheaded personnel moves in football history.
Things haven't remained so rosy for the former Longhorn, however. His production tailed off as Dez Bryant moved into a bigger role -- 15 catches in the last seven games after 21 in the first five -- and his fumble against the Saints moved him back into the crosshairs of angry Cowboys fans. And now he's added a little passive-aggressive whining back into the mix when asked about how he sees his role in the offense with Bryant out for the rest of the season.
"I do what I am supposed to do," Williams said. "Get my two balls a game and make the best of them."
We'll pause briefly here so that you can grab a handkerchief and dab the tears from your eyes. It's hard to see someone subjected to such indignities.
It's certainly not something from the book of Owens, mostly because what he's saying is rooted in fact. Still, it's hard to hear anyone coming up with reasons to complain at this point in the Cowboys season. Things are finally going their way, they have a chance to play spoiler to the hated Eagles and Williams's role is probably going to increase, but Williams can't find a way to just concentrate on that.
It seems Jason Garrett can't change everything about the attitude of the Cowboys, although solving a problem like Roy Williams might be an unreasonable expectation to lay at anyone's feet.
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