Per our old pal Tim MacMahon, now of ESPNDallas.com, coach Wade Phillips said Friday of the receiver position, “We are going to play the best player, no matter what.”
Phillips gave that answer in response to the question of whether Patrick Crayton or Kevin Ogletree could beat out Williams for the starting spot across from Miles Austin.
In theory, Austin’s job isn’t safe, either. But Austin has at least played well recently. The Cowboys are still waiting for Williams to do something/anything to justify the draft picks and the cash invested in the former Lion.
Indeed, the former Lion has only 57 receptions for 794 yards and eight touchdowns in 25 games with the Cowboys. In 2009, Crayton generated more yards, despite losing his starting job to Austin after six games.
[UPDATE: Some of you have reported in the comments that the picture of Roy Williams is actually a picture of Ricky Williams. We are not, contrary to the views of some, complete idiots. A picture of Roy Williams was posted, and Rosenthal confirmed from Indy that he sees Roy, not Ricky, on his computer. But we’ve nevertheless reloaded a different version of the picture in a manner that should ensure the photo displayed is Roy, not Ricky. If you still see Ricky, let us know. After confirming that you’re not high or something.]