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Roy Williams not happy with lack of targets

R_Williams_1.jpgA year that went worse for Roy Williams than any skeptic could have predicted ended with a thud Sunday against the Vikings.

The team’s highest paid receiver was targeted one time and didn’t make a catch.

Asked if he had a play called for him, Williams said, “No. Hell, no.”

“I didn’t get a ball today, and I didn’t get a look at today. It just
happens,” Williams told ESPN Dallas. “It’s frustrating. It pisses me off,
especially when we lose and especially when I feel like I have a
mismatch. I got a 5-10 corner [on me] but
hey, you know, I will continue to work hard in the offseason and it
will come back around.”

Williams always seems to miss the big picture.  Tony Romo didn’t have time to find him, and Williams hardly inspired confidence all year.  Due $12.95 million next year — ($12.95 million!) — Williams doesn’t believe he’ll be cut.

In late December, he said, “Now, next year, if this is the same thing
going on, then I’ll be like, ‘Oh [expletive], I’ve got to get my
[expletive] together.’ But right now, no. It’s play ball. I’m good.”

Williams may be right, because the Cowboys owe him $9 million even if he’s not on the roster.  Still, we’d think Williams would like to get his [expletive] together as soon as possible. 

We also think his agent deserves an award for saddling Jerry Jones with the worst contract in football.

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71 Responses to “Roy Williams not happy with lack of targets”
  1. XLI says: Jan 18, 2010 10:14 AM

    Correction: “Roy Williams not happy that he turned out to be a bust and the Cowboys foolishly traded big to get him.”

  2. boknowsvt says: Jan 18, 2010 10:17 AM

    Roy Williams was active for that game?

  3. Roboto says: Jan 18, 2010 10:17 AM

    This guy is actually more worthless than Tampa’s Michael Clayton. And, that’s saying something.

  4. Popeye says: Jan 18, 2010 10:19 AM

    when was Roy williams ever good?
    oh, he had one god year with the lions….

  5. KolbFan says: Jan 18, 2010 10:20 AM

    Better headline: Roy Williams not happy with lack of hands

  6. RavensFreak00 says: Jan 18, 2010 10:20 AM

    The best move the Lions made this decade was trading Williams to the Cowboys.

  7. INTENSEG says: Jan 18, 2010 10:20 AM

    It’s a surprise JJ didn’t cut him the minute they got back to Dallas. What a freaking waste of money and draft picks.

  8. kravon says: Jan 18, 2010 10:20 AM

    No playoff wins since 1993? Seriously?
    Roy c’mon man.

  9. ohandsixteenforever says: Jan 18, 2010 10:22 AM

    Just think if the Cowboys would have kept the first round pick they traded for Williams they could have had Percy Harvin who was taken two picks after the Lions took Brandon Pettigrew. Think the Cowboys would be in a little better shape with him?

  10. Rick in DC says: Jan 18, 2010 10:22 AM

    Javon Walkers agent would have to give back the award

  11. .VoxVeritas says: Jan 18, 2010 10:24 AM

    “We also think his agent deserves an award for saddling Jerry Jones with the worst contract in football.”
    You realize that McNabb has been working under a 9 figure contract for a while, right?

  12. stevemcguigan says: Jan 18, 2010 10:25 AM

    Haha, to think, The Cowboys could have used the first round pick to get a guy like Clay Matthews to shore up their brutal Linebacking core.
    Oh, but according to Vox, Cowboy fans are happy with his production, so never mind!

  13. Peoples Champ says: Jan 18, 2010 10:26 AM

    Pulling disappearing acts for multiple games. Of course you ain’t gettin no looks, Roy. This guy has disappointed big time and I’m anxious to see what we do with him this offseason….

  14. jd says: Jan 18, 2010 10:27 AM

    I dont think any QB in the league would have time to make a deep pass with that much pressure.
    Does the Cowboys O-line suck that bad or did the Vikes D really play that well? Im still confused.

  15. Joe in Toronto, Canada says: Jan 18, 2010 10:28 AM

    “Due $12.95 million next year — ($12.95 million!) — Williams doesn’t believe he’ll be cut.”
    ==========================================
    Not the brightest bulb in the house, that Roy Williams.

  16. Citizen Strange says: Jan 18, 2010 10:29 AM

    The shrewd NFL talent evaluator Jerry Jones will just have to wheel and deal another trade. Maybe he can even have Ryan Leaf try out again.

  17. wwwmattcom says: Jan 18, 2010 10:29 AM

    It’s hard to get the ball when the Vikings played kill the carrier with Romo. I swear every snap Romo got the ball and had to worry about the pocket.

  18. Shofner85 says: Jan 18, 2010 10:32 AM

    Roy Williams = stealth technology = “in-vis-i-bile”.

  19. smiley says: Jan 18, 2010 10:33 AM

    Roy Williams… has his pants on the ground…pants on the ground!! Hail!

  20. bearsrule says: Jan 18, 2010 10:33 AM

    He looked good in his uniform. Nice and crisp.

  21. iusedtobeteddybayer says: Jan 18, 2010 10:34 AM

    I watched him in four or five games: he’s big, got talent, but he’s not “football tough”. Doesn’t want it as much as another guy.
    T. Owens was more talented, more of a trouble maker, had to go. But clearly the Cowboys overpaid to get him and to pay him.
    I’ve got two words for you, Roy: RE STRUCTURE.

  22. wychwood says: Jan 18, 2010 10:36 AM

    Overrated player with chip on his shoulder.

  23. RIP__21 says: Jan 18, 2010 10:41 AM

    Popeye is right. RW had one good season when he broke 1300 yards with the Lions. His other 6 seaons he never got 900 yards and broke 800 2x.
    If you take out the seemlingy fluke season his stats are very pedestrian. There is NO WAY he is brought back with his contract as it stands now.

  24. Howie Handles says: Jan 18, 2010 10:43 AM

    Hey Roy, most corners are shorter than you. What about the rest of the season? I’m guessing they didn’t call any plays for you then either, right?

  25. irishgary says: Jan 18, 2010 10:43 AM

    Williams is right he won;’t get cut, Jerry is an idiot and the cowgirls will continue to suck as long as he is the owner. I hope he owns the team forever. Dallas deserves him

  26. cowboys1 says: Jan 18, 2010 10:43 AM

    They shouldn’t cut him. They should trade him to the raiders for janikowski. but I doubt the raiders would give up that much.

  27. artieblanksucsbigD says: Jan 18, 2010 10:44 AM

    and u Florio dog me day and night calling me a bust! I’ll put his production and contract up against mine anyday.
    Reggie

  28. stevemcguigan says: Jan 18, 2010 10:45 AM

    You realize that McNabb has been working under a 9 figure contract for a while, right?
    McNabb – 32,000+ yards, 200+ TDs, 5 NFC Championship Games and a Superbowl appearance.
    Roy Williams – A large bald head and a hair over 1000 yards.
    You still want to compare contracts?

  29. nasheagles says: Jan 18, 2010 10:50 AM

    Since they cant sign any unrestricted free Agents.. Dallas can’t cut him … unless they are going to cut bait… even if Jerry said lets bring Back TO.. sorry cant happen unless a new deal gets done

  30. smiley says: Jan 18, 2010 10:53 AM

    Roy Williams….left his….pants on the ground…pants on the ground!!! Hail!

  31. R8R_BOB says: Jan 18, 2010 10:57 AM

    Well, he might be able to save his job if he kiss the ring. It is not like Jerry is going to suffer a hit on the cap because there is no salary cap for 2010.

  32. .VoxVeritas says: Jan 18, 2010 11:00 AM

    “No playoff wins since 1993?”
    Kravon, you get dumber by the post.

  33. .VoxVeritas says: Jan 18, 2010 11:01 AM

    “Haha, to think, The Cowboys could have used the first round pick to get a guy like Clay Matthews to shore up their brutal Linebacking core.”
    Your hindsight is astounding. 0-3gles coulda drafted Percy Harvin to shore up that terrible WR corps, too. And yes, the word is “corps”, not “core”.

  34. cowboys1 says: Jan 18, 2010 11:09 AM

    nasheagles of course they can cut him, they’ll still have to pay 9 million, but they can get rid of him. and if you think about it they’ll be paying him 3 million less than the 2009 season and his production would be about the same anyway. haha

  35. crunchtyme says: Jan 18, 2010 11:23 AM

    #
    # stevemcguigan says: January 18, 2010 10:45 AM
    You realize that McNabb has been working under a 9 figure contract for a while, right?
    McNabb – 32,000+ yards, 200+ TDs, 5 NFC Championship Games and a Superbowl appearance.
    superbowl apperance?….if it said superbowl tiltle you might have something

  36. Viper21 says: Jan 18, 2010 11:25 AM

    Roy has to be the worst trade(for the Cowboys) in history of the organization. He sucks. He doesnt catch, he runs piss poor routes, he doesnt block, he doesnt even decoy well. He’s like the Walrus in Oakland. Even when he catches the ball, he has that “blow the whistle” appearance, like he doesnt want to get hit. He routinely looks like the only guy on the field not even trying.
    I can handle gettin beat. Happens to every team but one every year. It is tougher when you have a player on your team who isnt even trying. You watch a cowboys game this year, and even in the wins, Roy is the only player out there with minimal effort. Even guys gettin “blowed up” are at least trying. A total lack of effort by Roy. Damn, I hope he gets cut…! 13million for this turd next year…?!?! The only thing he does well, is cash his paycheck.

  37. kravon says: Jan 18, 2010 11:30 AM

    Vox whats so dumb about me pointing out that AMERICAS TEAM has failed to win a road playoff game since 1993?
    A bunch of chest thumping, ignorant fans thought they won the Super Bowl after beating the Eagles in back-to-back games. I am simply letting people know the lack of playoff success this team has had for nearly 2 decades. Cant deny a fact like that.

  38. StompinJints says: Jan 18, 2010 11:31 AM

    Hmm. He gets $12.95 million if he’s on the team next year and $9 million if not?
    The Cowboys can drop him, get a far superior WR for $3 million, and wind up with $950,000 saved.

  39. RichieBugs83 says: Jan 18, 2010 11:34 AM

    Who?

  40. stevemcguigan says: Jan 18, 2010 11:36 AM

    Vox:
    “your hindsight is astounding.”
    Clearly more astounding than Jerruh’s foresight, which told him that a guy with a single thousand yard season was worth his first born. The guy we DID draft with our first rounder was at least as good as Roy Williams, and he was only starting because of injuries. Is Harvin better? Looks that way — but Maclin is pretty good and probably worth his draft slot. You’ve always defended JJs decision to bet the house on Williams, claiming that there was no talent in the first round of 2009. All I did was provide you with one of the many examples of why that was completely erroneous. THREE wideouts went after pick 20 and all have comparable or better numbers than Roy Williams. Dallas could have taken any of them, paid them a lot less money, gotten better production, and held on to two more picks.

  41. REALPHAN says: Jan 18, 2010 11:48 AM

    Kravon, Don’t bother trying to explain yourself to VOX…..first off, he is a level 3 dungeon master, so he can put a wicked spell on you! 2nd off, the guy is trying to make an argument that Roy Williams was not a total bust of a trade, and that he gets paid waaaaayy too much money. Not only does he not even acknowledge that Williams is the 5th best pass catcher on his own team (maybe worse)….BUT….he immediately goes to the Eagles when posting a comment in an article 100% about the cowboys, and that has 100% NOTHING to do with McNabb or The Eagles!!!! This is a guy with HUGE….MEGA…HUGE.. insecurity problems, most likely (but not limited to) the lack of human contact he has had in his life, specifically, with the opposite sex. Notice how he picks and chooses his comebacks….You mention Facts, he re-butts with Opinions, You mention The Cowboys, he re-butts with some Eagles comment that has nothing to do with the discussion, you mention road playoff win, he re-butts, with Spelling corrections…….it’s your classic case of Loser in the basement who needs a job and a GF, but D&D & posting on websites is more important!

  42. scrapdawg12 says: Jan 18, 2010 11:52 AM

    After thinking Roy Williams was a stud for Detroit, I decided to look at his career stats. He’s had One, let me repeat, ONE, thousand yard season in his career. So, is this any surprise he stinks? Not really I suppose. 31 Teams are just lucky Jerry thought highly of him, lol. You can’t win with players like Roy. Guys who have what it takes but just don’t care because of a simple paycheck. Roy don’t deserve the money he gets and he don’t deserve to start. He’s better fit for a team like Oakland.

  43. scottybee says: Jan 18, 2010 11:56 AM

    Vox you are an idiot period…the Roy Williams of posting comments…HAHAHAHA loser go suk off your boy Brooking

  44. PhillyHouse says: Jan 18, 2010 12:06 PM

    I think it’s fitting this Vox guy mentioned McNabb when referring to Roy Williams. I mean, McNabb was throwing to guys like Roy Williams early in his career. Todd Pinkston, James Thrash, Torrence Small, Charles Johnson, Billy McMullen, Freddie Mitchell, Na Brown, are on the same level as Roy.
    Actually, I’m surprised Reid didn’t trade for him…

  45. stevemcguigan says: Jan 18, 2010 12:13 PM

    “Actually, I’m surprised Reid didn’t trade for him…”
    Reid, in the past, has been known to undervalue the position. He might have brought in trash on the talent level of Roy Williams, but he never traded anything worthwhile for them or paid them any money.

  46. .VoxVeritas says: Jan 18, 2010 12:28 PM

    “Clearly more astounding than Jerruh’s foresight, which told him that a guy with a single thousand yard season was worth his first born.”
    Ya, because Jerruh’s the only guy that has ever overpaid for a player. It’s a wonder that you’re not working in an NFL front office somewhere.
    “You’ve always defended JJs decision to bet the house on Williams, claiming that there was no talent in the first round of 2009.”
    Wow, now you’re really losing it. Do you often fight monsters that you’ve built in your head?

  47. .VoxVeritas says: Jan 18, 2010 12:29 PM

    “McNabb – 32,000+ yards, 200+ TDs, 5 NFC Championship Games and a Superbowl appearance.”
    For 9 figures that’s underachieving. You might be onto something if there was a Super Bowl win in there somewhere.

  48. .VoxVeritas says: Jan 18, 2010 12:32 PM

    “Reid, in the past, has been known to undervalue the position. He might have brought in trash on the talent level of Roy Williams”
    Right, because everybody’s forgotten about FredEx, Stinkston, Lewis, Stallworth, etc.
    “but he never traded anything worthwhile for them or paid them any money.”
    How did Kearse’s $65 million contract work out?

  49. .VoxVeritas says: Jan 18, 2010 12:33 PM

    “Vox whats so dumb about me pointing out that AMERICAS TEAM has failed to win a road playoff game since 1993?”
    That’s not what you said. You said that they haven’t won a playoff game since 1993. It’s right there, dummy. Scroll up.

  50. .VoxVeritas says: Jan 18, 2010 12:36 PM

    “Kravon, Don’t bother trying to explain yourself to VOX…..first off, he is a level 3 dungeon master, so he can put a wicked spell on you! 2nd off, the guy is trying to make an argument that Roy Williams was not a total bust of a trade, and that he gets paid waaaaayy too much money. Not only does he not even acknowledge that Williams is the 5th best pass catcher on his own team (maybe worse)….BUT….he immediately goes to the Eagles when posting a comment in an article 100% about the cowboys, and that has 100% NOTHING to do with McNabb or The Eagles!!!! This is a guy with HUGE….MEGA…HUGE.. insecurity problems, most likely (but not limited to) the lack of human contact he has had in his life, specifically, with the opposite sex. Notice how he picks and chooses his comebacks….You mention Facts, he re-butts with Opinions, You mention The Cowboys, he re-butts with some Eagles comment that has nothing to do with the discussion, you mention road playoff win, he re-butts, with Spelling corrections…….it’s your classic case of Loser in the basement who needs a job and a GF, but D&D & posting on websites is more important!”
    I’m flattered that you dedicated so much of your time to ME. ME ME ME!

  51. .VoxVeritas says: Jan 18, 2010 12:52 PM

    “I am simply letting people know the lack of playoff success this team has had for nearly 2 decades.”
    In the last two decades the Cowboys have won three Super Bowls. You get dumber with every post, kravon. Simple math is obviously tough for you, I suggest you use a calculator in the future.

  52. BlueBlood says: Jan 18, 2010 1:14 PM

    Dallas local, 6’2 170 lbs seeking employment as wide reciever. I run a 5.2 40 and can run in a straight line like its nobodys business. Promise to drop balls and lose every man to man battle. I am incapable of finding any sort of opening in zone coverage. Seeking 1 year conrtract at 6 million dollars. Should be a bargain and a perfect fit in the Romo friendly offense.

  53. purpleguy says: Jan 18, 2010 1:18 PM

    Miles Austin caught what, 3 passes? Don’t hear him whining. Although celebrating each catch like it was a game winner was a bit much. Maybe he just wanted to rub it in to Roy that he was part of the game plan.

  54. JaggedMark says: Jan 18, 2010 1:18 PM

    HEY HEY HEY YOU GUYS!
    Forget the agent for a second, how ’bout giving the Lions a little credit for getting the far better half of this trade?

  55. stevemcguigan says: Jan 18, 2010 1:34 PM

    “Wow, now you’re really losing it. Do you often fight monsters that you’ve built in your head?”
    Only the ones you summon from your deck of nerd cards.
    “Right, because everybody’s forgotten about FredEx, Stinkston, Lewis, Stallworth, etc.”
    That’s what I’m saying — they were terrible, just like Roy Williams is terrible. The difference is, we gave them a pittance. Jerruh signed over three draft picks and paid #11 a boatload of cash to be the biggest WR bust this side of Mike Williams and Charles Rodgers. I mean, really, paying a WR that Matt Millen drafted? Come on.

  56. slipkid says: Jan 18, 2010 1:57 PM

    unfortunately, one is only as good as one’s last game. or contract let.
    34-3*
    and jerry jones*
    ands when romo and co get to an nfc chapoinship game, maybe the current batch of cowboys can really hold something over the iggles/mcnabb. until then, not so…

  57. KolbFan says: Jan 18, 2010 1:59 PM

    VOX…..first off, he is a level 3 dungeon master..
    Funniest post I’ve read in a while! Nice one

  58. Dawkphan says: Jan 18, 2010 2:12 PM

    VoxVeritas says: In the last two decades the Cowboys have won three Super Bowls.
    Don’t leave out the superbowl the Cowboys won last week.

  59. jan van flac says: Jan 18, 2010 2:46 PM

    Todd Pinkston, James Thrash, Torrence Small, Charles Johnson, Billy McMullen, Freddie Mitchell, Na Brown, are on the same level as Roy.
    Yeah and their salaries together probably don’t add up to Roy’s.

  60. Peoples Champ says: Jan 18, 2010 3:34 PM

    Did y’all know that Roy Williams was in New York for New Year’s Eve?? They needed somebody to drop the ball at midnight….

  61. Whiterhino says: Jan 18, 2010 4:20 PM

    # crunchtyme says: January 18, 2010 11:23 AM
    superbowl apperance?….if it said superbowl tiltle you might have something
    ————–
    It’s still one more appearance than Williams – or Tony Romo. In fact, D-Mac has 5 more NFC Championship Game appearances than Romo has, or ever will have if they keep showing up to Divisional Games like they did yesterday! Or, if yesterday stings too much, try … like they did in ’07 against the Giants!

  62. Whiterhino says: Jan 18, 2010 4:22 PM

    # .VoxVeritas says: January 18, 2010 12:29 PM
    “McNabb – 32,000+ yards, 200+ TDs, 5 NFC Championship Games and a Superbowl appearance.”
    For 9 figures that’s underachieving. You might be onto something if there was a Super Bowl win in there somewhere.
    ————
    So how much is Romo being overpaid, then?
    Oh wait, here it comes, ROMO WAS UNDRAFTED BOO HOO HOO.
    Seriously, your Keith Brooking “Sprained Vagina” impression is pretty damn good.

  63. Whiterhino says: Jan 18, 2010 4:24 PM

    # Dawkphan says: January 18, 2010 2:12 PM
    VoxVeritas says: In the last two decades the Cowboys have won three Super Bowls.
    Don’t leave out the superbowl the Cowboys won last week.
    ————–
    Hahaha! And all the Superbowls ESPN and NFLN have given the Cowboys before the season, postseason, or whatever specific game they get undressed during that keeps them away from an actual Lombardi.

  64. .VoxVeritas says: Jan 18, 2010 4:54 PM

    “Hahaha! And all the Superbowls ESPN and NFLN have given the Cowboys before the season, postseason, or whatever specific game they get undressed during that keeps them away from an actual Lombardi.”
    Hey if you ever want to see what one of those looks like just look in the trophy case of any NFCE team except the 0-3gles.

  65. .VoxVeritas says: Jan 18, 2010 4:58 PM

    “Oh wait, here it comes, ROMO WAS UNDRAFTED BOO HOO HOO.”
    Why would a Cowboy fan cry over that? It’s a good thing to find talent. You might have already learned that if you weren’t an 0-3gles fan. All they’ve ever given you is crap roster after crap roster after crap roster. Wilbert Freaking Montgomery is the leading rusher in 0-3gles history, for pete’s sake. Harold Frickin Carmichael is the top 0-3gles WR ever. Best 0-3gles QB ever? Most would say Donovan McNabb, but the truth is that it’s Norm Van Brocklin. That’s pretty pathetic.

  66. .VoxVeritas says: Jan 18, 2010 5:00 PM

    “It’s still one more appearance than Williams – or Tony Romo.”
    Yeah, difference is that McNabb’s career is just about over. He’s had a decade plus of underachievement. Romo just completed his third year as a starter and at 29, has a lot more left in the tank.

  67. .VoxVeritas says: Jan 18, 2010 5:01 PM

    “Don’t leave out the superbowl the Cowboys won last week.”
    That wasn’t a Super Bowl, but it would have been for the 0-3gles if they had won the game. Just like that 44-6 game was their Super Bowl last year.

  68. .VoxVeritas says: Jan 18, 2010 5:04 PM

    “Forget the agent for a second, how ’bout giving the Lions a little credit for getting the far better half of this trade?”
    Because they didn’t get the better half of the trade unless you use those picks wisely.

  69. dahawkster813 says: Jan 18, 2010 6:14 PM

    ya everyone wants to point the finger at t.o./ but t.o.s is right about 75 percent of the time, and he was right about this. romo is not that good of aquarterback, i see him hits a few slant patterns but most the other time he misses his number one target for the play. and he does good on alot of broken plays scrambling out then hittin whitten

  70. shazard01 says: Jan 18, 2010 6:33 PM

    Who cares about Roy Williams, I hope Dallas cuts him. As for you loser Eagirls fans, your bragging rights ended and now Dallas has it for a year so SHUT UP! NFC East Champions!
    BBWAHAHAHHAHA

  71. packers4life says: Jan 18, 2010 10:28 PM

    I am not sure why Williams gets the kind of attention he does. He hasn’t done shit in the NFL to be worth this much attention.

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