On Wednesday Cowboys wide receiver Roy Williams said he’s not on the same page with quarterback Tony Romo. On Thursday Williams went into damage control mode.
Williams insisted when speaking with reporters in the Cowboys’ locker room that he won’t be the kind of divisive presence that Terrell Owens was in Dallas.
“I’m not a T.O.,” Williams said. “I’m not trying to be a T.O. I don’t know why people are trying to put me in that category.”
Obviously, people are putting Williams in that category because he’s doing the same thing this year that Owens did last year: Complaining that Romo is throwing too many passes to other Cowboys players and not enough passes to him.
Romo, however, says he and Williams get along just fine.
“He’s working hard,” Romo said of Williams. “He’s doing a good job in practice. It’ll come … We have a good relationship. Roy cares about the game. He’s out here practicing hard, he’s getting better every time he steps out here, and that’s all you can ask.”
Romo then turned his attention to the media, telling the reporters in the Cowboys’ locker room that they were the ones turning this into a controversy.
“We’ve been through this before with people trying to intersect and divide our football team, and this team is too strong,” Romo said. “I know the media is going to make certain things appear what they may not actually have been, things of that nature. This team is too committed to winning and too committed to improving to let anything like that or anything you guys may present to us divide this team.”
Romo can blame the media if he wants to, but all the media reported is what Williams said. If Romo has a problem with those reports, then he has a problem with Williams — just as he had a problem with T.O. a year ago.