IRVING, Texas -- Receiver Roy Williams doesn’t expect his workload to increase because of the season-ending injury to Dez Bryant.
“I do what I am supposed to do,” Williams said. “Get my two balls a game and make the best of them.”
Perhaps that comment, which Williams has made repeatedly, can be perceived as passive-aggressive complaining about the receiver’s limited role. But it’s based in truth.
Williams, who has 34 catches for 501 yards and five touchdowns this season, has been targeted three or fewer times in six of the last eight games. That includes Sunday’s win over the Colts, in which Williams was officially thrown two passes, catching them both for a total of 32 yards. He also caught a ball for a two-point conversion.
For the first month of the season, Williams was one of Tony Romo’s favorite targets. It figured that he’d get a lot of looks with ex-Lions teammate Jon Kitna taking over at quarterback, but Williams has been an afterthought in Jason Garrett’s game plans.
It certainly seems logical that No. 11 would be relied on more now that Bryant is out for the season. But Williams’ skepticism is understandable, especially after listening to Garrett’s answer when asked about the issue.
“I think without getting into specifics, the other guys will start to get more opportunities and we’ll just go from there,” Garrett said. “We always try to put our guys in the best position that we can on offense so we’ll see what the different combinations are and we’ll try to do that with them.”