Did Roy Williams Turn Into Terrell Owens?
Apparently, it’s hard for Tony Romo to keep anybody happy nowadays. If it’s not letting down Dallas Cowboy supporters everywhere with his three interception performance against the Giants, therefore spoiling the opening of Jerry Jones’ palatial ode to Cowboys football, he’s apparently not very good at making his big-name wide receivers happy. Just ask Terrell Owens, who, lest we forget, once cried because of the amount of criticism Romo was receiving after another playoff loss; or, in this case, Roy Williams, the player brought in to replace the departed distraction.
Williams isn’t happy with the lack of footballs being thrown his way, so instead of learning from anything Owens did, Williams decides to take his case to the Dallas Morning News. Because, yeah, that’s certainly one way of handling these kinds of situations on a private basis.
“Yeah, it’s frustrating. Why is it not?” Williams said. “I feel like I’m a playmaker. I feel like I can change the game. It didn’t happen in the passing game, so I had to turn into [offensive lineman] Flozell [Adams] on the outside and try to dominate the run game. That’s what was working for us. There are going to be games like that.”
If that’s how you truly believe, Mr. Williams — “There are going to be games like that” — why on earth would you say anything at all that can be construed as you being combative towards your quarterback? Instead of saying, “Yeah, it’s frustrating,” why not try, oh, I don’t know, saying something like, “There will be other games and other opportunities for me to make plays.” or some other innocuous statement? Why do anything in the public eye that looks like a repeat of the TO madness? It doesn’t make much sense.
But then again, this is the same guy, a multimillionaire mind you, who knowingly stiffed a delivery driver on a tip. I’m guessing protecting your quarterback in the press is not a second nature characteristic for Williams.