Posted by ESPN.com's Matt Mosley
Williams It's hard to believe that it's already been a year since the Cowboys traded their '09 draft for Lions wide receiver Roy Williams. It's much too early to call the trade a bust, but things are certainly trending in that direction, what with his 30 catches and two touchdowns through 14 games.
Williams spoke to reporters Thursday about his first year in Dallas. Here's what he had to say per Brandon George of the Dallas Morning News:
"When I first got here, Tony [Romo] was used to T.O. and [Jason] Witten, and I come in with a different speed, a different body language and he has no clue how I am, so he had to learn that and it was hard for him and it was hard for me," Williams said. "It was hard for me to get 19 balls in a year. It's hard for me right now to have 11 balls in a year. That's why it's just OK.
"It's frustrating, but at the same time I'm satisfied because I know what I'm doing out on the football field. I know that I'm doing things I'm supposed to do. I know when you cut the film on Monday, No. 11 is showing up to play."
Cowboys owner Jerry Jones had similar things to say Wednesday when he was asked about Williams' production since the trade. He warned reporters not to rush to judgment:
"I'm pleased with the trade, and the reason I'm pleased is because he's everything that you want him to be work-ethic wise, and what he's doing as a teammate and what he's doing as far as coachability. The thing that we all know is that he has really top talent, and I think we'll get the benefit of that. We can certainly enhance it if Miles Austin can continue to be a threat speed-wise on the other side."
That's right, folks. If Austin can continue to crank out 250 yards per game, there's a chance Williams will be open at some point this season. The one thing I'll say for Williams is that he's extremely accessible in the locker room and an entertaining quote. But receivers are never quite as entertaining when they're not catching touchdowns.
Just ask Eagles fans about Freddie Mitchell.