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Roy Williams Says He's Better Safety In 4-3

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    Nothing worse for a football player than playing in the wrong scheme.  Cowboys safety Roy Williams says he was a better player in the 4-3 defense.

    The team currently runs a 3-4 scheme. He missed most of the 2008 season with a arm injury he says has healed.  He missed 13 games.

    "Don't always put the spotlight on me talking about I can't cover.  I've lost a step, all these things,"  Williams told me in a sit down interview at his Safety Net Foundation office in Dallas

    "I'm not playing in the position I played in my first three years when Mike Zimmer (former defensive coordinator) was here and ran the  4-3 OK?  I got used in the defense.  I don't make excuses."

    Williams knows there is talk he may not be with the Cowboys in 2009 because of his high salary.  The soon to be 29-year old may not have helped his chances when he said admitted he missed the old defense, "Yes, I'm better in a 4-3 scheme than a 3-4 because it's gap sound."

    Watch clips from the interview here.