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Roy Williams: "I'm not a T.O."

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.

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  1. PhillyRulez88 says: Nov 5, 2009 5:25 PM

    “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.”
    Well maybe it’s because the Dallas Cowboys traded a 1st, 3rd, and a 6th round draft pick because they thought you were in T.O.’s category.
    Being an Eagles fan, good job though, you proved them all wrong!

  2. Stampede City says: Nov 5, 2009 5:26 PM

    Too bad T.O. is a way better player than Idiot Williams
    Roy will NEVER be a T.O.

  3. GoCaps8 says: Nov 5, 2009 5:28 PM

    T.O.? He’s not even a Sam Hurd at this point. Why don’t you do your talking with your play, Roy. You’re killing my fantasy team!

  4. Snowman2008 says: Nov 5, 2009 5:29 PM

    No, he is not a T.O.
    More like 1st, 3rd and 6th round B.M.’s

  5. Nevisyakker says: Nov 5, 2009 5:32 PM

    Romo says: “He’s out here practicing hard, he’s getting better every time he steps out here, and that’s all you can ask.”
    Doesn’t this sound like a QB talking about a high draft pick rookie who is trying to learn the routes, etc. to become a genuine NFL receiver?
    Last I knew, Roy Williams has been around long enough that his game should already be where it needs to be and not, “getting better every time he steps out there.”

  6. Tyler Durden says: Nov 5, 2009 5:33 PM

    First of all, Romo did not have a problem with T.O. Owens set up his exit himself by running his mouth and not letting his play back it up.
    Williams on the other hand is JUST like T.O. when it comes to catching the ball. He drops just as many passes, if not more. The only way he’s not like T.O. is that he doesn’t have his speed or his ability to break tackles and go the distance.
    You guys need to stop trying to make SOMETHING out of NOTHING all the time. Anything that has to do with Dallas gets blown way out of proportion. The info in this article is OLD!
    You guys kept writing about the Video Board. Everyday during the off-season there was a new article about it getting hit. Guess what!?! Through 9 weeks (8 games), the board has been hit a total of “0” times! What a waste of journalism resources.

  7. Grulks says: Nov 5, 2009 5:35 PM

    “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.”
    Riiiiiight Florio. Because the media NEVER distorts people’s words, or uses quotes in a misleading manner.
    You’re behaving like a child Mike. You, as part of the collective media, are trying to make this into a story. If you weren’t, you wouldn’t be seeking a response from Romo when asked what he thinks about Roy not being on the same page as him. It’s one thing to say “Roy Williams recently said you two aren’t on the same page, do you agree?”, but that’s not what the media is doing. The media is trying to sell papers/webhits/credibility by manufacturing a quote into something it’s not, TO style drama. The irony of that is, you’re using something that isn’t credible, to further establish your credibility.
    Then when you get called out by Romo on it, instead of reporting about how he appears to finally be assuming the mantle of leadership by sticking with his teammate, you act all self righteous like it’s Romo’s fault and he’s disillusioned.
    Why don’t you just come right out and say their are certain players and teams you dislike, and no matter what they so or do, you’ll always pick on them, always view them with disdain, and never cut them a break? You don’t even have to identify them, but just admit that is the case? You’d have -way- more credibility with people if you did.
    -Signed, a 4 year reader who liked PFT back when it was more about reality and legitimacy, and less about trying to be mainstream.

  8. sgw94 says: Nov 5, 2009 5:36 PM

    Two quick things.
    1. Unless you were there or heard the audio of what Roy Williams said in full context I would be careful about vouching for exactly what he said yesterday.
    2. If you go by the published reports Roy Williams NEVER said Romo wasn’t throwing enough balls to him. If you can find it then quote it, if not you should correct. What he said was the balls weren’t thrown “correctly” to him like they were thrown to the number 2 ala Miles Austin.
    This has nothing to do with whether Williams is a good WR or not. It has everything to do with whether YOU are a good journalist or not.

  9. WhySoSerious says: Nov 5, 2009 5:39 PM

    The media is retarded. PFT is at the top of that list. He didnt blame the media for reporting what was said, idiot, he’s blaming them for making more out of things than whats really there. You guys have been reaching all season for a story on Dallas and now you have it. Take advantage! Before more people realize you have zero journalistic talent at this site.

  10. oyoy84 says: Nov 5, 2009 5:41 PM

    “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.”
    He never said that ya f’n douche. All Roy is complaining about is that the passes Romo is throwing to him have been too high, too low, etc. while the passes to other receivers are being thrown correctly.
    He never said “Romo is throwing too many passes to other Cowboy palyers and not enough passes to him.”

  11. KissMyArse says: Nov 5, 2009 5:42 PM

    I will commend Roy E. on the statement he made that “he is not T.O.”, thank your lucky stars your not that asshole.
    Here’s the deal with Roy – just shut up and play football….it’s not really all that complicated.
    This is why this Cowboy’s team will excel the rest of the season – because they finally have gotten “it”.
    Just give the media enough lip service and shut up and play football. Since your the Cowboys the media will always make a mountain out of a mole hill.

  12. kev says: Nov 5, 2009 5:42 PM

    He needs to just shut up

  13. Raw Deal says: Nov 5, 2009 5:48 PM

    You’re right. The media reports what is said, rarely ever what was asked to get ‘said’ response. That’s not as good for ratings as controversy is.

  14. Akshun says: Nov 5, 2009 5:50 PM

    T.O. played in a super bowl.. Roy Williams cant even get scalper tickets to get inside

  15. PayDoh says: Nov 5, 2009 5:54 PM

    Pretty sad when a guy puts up better numbers on the Lions than he does on the Cowboys. How bout that trade!

  16. hank moody says: Nov 5, 2009 6:00 PM

    No, you are not a TO…at least TO could put up some impressive numbers to go along with his bitching. Go Dallas!

  17. AzCWilliams says: Nov 5, 2009 6:06 PM

    YOU CAN SAY THAT AGAIN, ROY!!
    GO LIONS!

  18. PayDoh says: Nov 5, 2009 6:11 PM

    He sure isn’t T.O. Owens goes down as one of the top receivers of all time. I can’t stand the dude and Im an Eagles fan. Roy can’t carry his jock.

  19. Vikes#28Owns says: Nov 5, 2009 6:13 PM

    I’m not a fan of Williams or T.O. but to write off Williams already doesn’t seem fair. He is still pretty young and who knows what can happen.

  20. AzCWilliams says: Nov 5, 2009 6:18 PM

    YOU Can Say That Again.. You are not a 1# WR. Never was..
    GO LIONS!

  21. Ocelot138 says: Nov 5, 2009 6:18 PM

    Don’t worry, Roy, you’re nothing like T.O. — T.O. caught passes.

  22. AzCWilliams says: Nov 5, 2009 6:19 PM

    YOU Can Say That Again.. You are not a 1# WR. Never was..
    GO LIONS!

  23. xacvol says: Nov 5, 2009 6:21 PM

    “Roy loooves him some me!”
    -TO

  24. PervyHarvin says: Nov 5, 2009 6:27 PM

    …Nor will you ever be. T.O. was a great receiver. you are a T O O L

  25. DildoBaggins says: Nov 5, 2009 6:33 PM

    What excellent timing for the Dallas circus to start up…
    I guess Miles Austin doesn’t have a name anymore either, he’ll from here out be known as “#2″ lol.
    “…and it is INTERCEPTED BY ASANTE SAMUEL”
    Roy Williams is not TO – he can sure as heck say that again lol.

  26. Citizen Strange says: Nov 5, 2009 6:36 PM

    You know who is kind of T.O.’d? Kip.

  27. Quagmire says: Nov 5, 2009 6:39 PM

    “I’m not a T.O.,”
    T.O. was a jackass…but a talented jackass.
    Roy is T.O. light…a jackass, but light on the talent.

  28. prophet of the light says: Nov 5, 2009 6:40 PM

    TO is a FAR better WR than Roy Williams. TO is a great WR despite his problems.

  29. russrpm says: Nov 5, 2009 6:45 PM

    ” 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….”
    I agree that Williams comments were bad enough on their own, but there is no denying that certain media members take a particular delight in anything that puts the Cowboys in a bad light. I just watched Sportcenter on ESPN, and the comments were paraphrased twice in a way that made them seem even worse than they really were before they actually displayed the comments. And of course, Werder smirked his way through the whole piece.
    They do this because anything about the Cowboys is news, and brings fans and haters out in droves, much like the “controversy” over the scoreboard in Cowboy Stadium during the preseason that we read so much about here. By the way, could we get an update on how much the board has affedted games so far?

  30. virtualplague says: Nov 5, 2009 6:50 PM

    he’s not even the best player with his own name in the league lol

  31. 70's Cowboys says: Nov 5, 2009 6:52 PM

    T.O. is one of the greatest receivers in NFL history. You’re a bum who had one good season and bitches about everything. Damn right you’re not T.O.

  32. xacvol says: Nov 5, 2009 7:51 PM

    T.O. cant ever be T.O.

  33. TheBeave says: Nov 5, 2009 8:10 PM

    Florio, you ran a piece before where you talked to a scout about T.O. and said they were single covering him and he wasn’t open. Care to ping your contacts about Williams? Is he getting consistent double-teams? Is he open but Romo is instead favoring his buddies on the team? What’s the film say?

  34. sgw94 says: Nov 5, 2009 9:08 PM

    Still waiting on that correction…
    http://www.dallascowboys.com/news/news.cfm?id=C7160102-0D8D-5B51-F178D418FED3FAE8

  35. Route36West says: Nov 5, 2009 10:35 PM

    Come on man. You just said that in the Kokinis Lerner thing that people will make assumptions that are alot worse then they actually are. Well the media does that alllllllll the time you guys hear the number 1 and then try to make it seem like the number 1 really means 1 2 3. Instead of just leaving things how they are. You guys always try to make things that are nothing into a huge deal. I do believe your right in this case with Williams. But most of the time you guys are wrong and are proved after the fact. But by the time the proof comes out its been weeks later and everyone forgets about it so you guys get away with talking out of your as$ and never getting called out for it. I hate Romo and dont want to agree with him but damn hes right.

  36. Trolltoll says: Nov 5, 2009 11:50 PM

    Was glad when they made that terrible trade.
    I don’t understand why he is complaining. Romo has done extremely well the past few weeks. Just because the retard cannot get open doesn’t mean the QB fails. A W is a W and an L is an L. Williams is being a poor sport. Try harder!

  37. Terry says: Nov 6, 2009 7:42 AM

    He’s Right, he’s no T.O……………T.O. could catch!

  38. PHILGOOD23 says: Nov 8, 2009 5:10 AM

    some of you guys act like you lost a house payment on the terrell owen, roy william, dallas cowboys decision. t.o. isnt in dallas, roy william plays in the starting line up. romo doesnt own the cowboys he’s the quaterback. roy have dropped a few that have hit him in the hands. and romo has thrown several crazy balls. how can a man catch a pass that hit him in the foot? winners play the hands that are dealt. losers dwell on what if. what if dallas had t.o. they did. still didnt win a playoff game. from my assessment romo is a good athlete. t.o. is a good athlete. roy william is a good athlete. dallas is a good franchise and jerry jones is an outstanding owner. this team is surrounded with talent and still trying to figure out a way to lose. play football or go home and be with your momma.

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