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    Before this preseason, Cowboys wide receiver Roy Williams was on record as saying he was going to tone it down during the preseason to gear up for a big-time regular season — you know, one that would be expected from a receiver who makes $9 million a year with $26 million guaranteed.

    If that was truly his intention, this could be the first thing WIlliams has succeeded at doing since he joined the Cowboys in the middle of the 2008 season after being traded from the Lions to give Dallas its heir apparent as the team's No. 1 receiver, as Terrell Owens would not return in 2009.

    Last season, his first as a full-time Cowboys starter, the former Odessa Permian and Longhorns great caught 38 balls for 596 yards and seven touchdowns as Miles Austin emerged as one of the top receivers in the NFL. Don't get me wrong, those are some respectable numbers for an NFL receiver — a No. 3 receiver.

    So what's Roy done so far this preseason? Well, through three exhibition games, the athletic freak of nature hasn't really put his tools to use as he's caught just two of the nine passes thrown his way for 29 yards.

    Of course, Williams likes to blame most of his problems on his timing with Tony Romo and how the Pro Bowl quarterback just doesn't know how to throw him the ball, after a season and a half of work. As a better diva receiver likes to say, "Child please."

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