EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - DECEMBER 06: (L-R) Roy Williams #11, Marion Barber #24 and Doug Free #68 of the Dallas Cowboys celebrate after Williams scored a 5-yard touchdown reception in the third quarter against the New York Giants at Giants Stadium on December 6, 2009 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. (Photo by Chris Chambers/Getty Images)
Roy Williams has been steadfast in expressing the precedence in his mind of winning over personal success since coming over from Detroit. He's just happy to be winning, he says, and out of the Motor City; this contentment is a good thing, as Williams hasn't exactly been the Cowboys' number one playmaker this season, deferring in that regard to Miles Austin.
Nonetheless, Sunday put the "team over me" attitude to the test, as Williams had six catches for 60 yards and two touchdowns in a heartbreaking Cowboys loss to the Giants in the Meadowlands. According to Williams, the defensive approach that went a long way in taking the run away (and thereby winning, in all likelihood) was the same that freed him up for his first multi-touchdown game since 2007.
"Yeah, those guys were overaggressive on the run, so they did a good job of stopping the run today, which I knew they would because we rushed for 250 on them last time," Williams said. "So they were aggressive and we had something for it and we executed it well."
Asked what the defining moment of the game might have been, Williams delivered his now predictable deadpan, matter-of-fact commentary.
"I don't know, it doesn't matter, man, we lost the game," Williams said. "It's whatever. We're 8-4, 0-1 in December. We're fine, moving on to the next game, San Diego, another tough test for us, at home...
"We're good. We're a good football team."