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Cowboys' Roy Williams: "I felt like I didn't do anything last year"

Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Roy Williams recently collected a $9.5 million bonus, which serves not only as a big chunk of change for Williams but also as a big statement from Cowboys owner Jerry Jones that the team is completely invested in Williams as a starting wide receiver.

But Williams acknowledges that, based on the way he played last season, it would be completely reasonable for Cowboys fans — and even his own teammates — not to have much faith in him.

“My biggest disappointment is not being able to help the team,” Williams said Monday, per Clarence E. Hill Jr. of the Star-Telegram. “I felt like I didn’t do anything last year. I dropped balls and what not. I didn’t think my name would be on top of the drop list ever in my life. It was a humbling experience. It showed me I better get my life together.”

After the Cowboys were bounced out of the playoffs, Williams was asked how he felt about quarterback Tony Romo not throwing him the ball, and he answered, “it pisses me off.” But Williams said Monday that he understands if Romo has lost faith in him.

“Of course if I throw to a guy in the game and he is tripping by not catching the ball I would lose confidence in him, too,” Williams said. “He won’t say it publicly, but what quarterback wouldn’t lose trust. I’m going to try to get in good with him and be his buddy. You have to make plays in the game to get the ball and get plays drawn for you. I have to make plays.”

If Williams doesn’t make a lot more plays in 2010 than he did in 2009, then Jerry Jones just wasted $9.5 million.

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53 Responses to “Cowboys' Roy Williams: "I felt like I didn't do anything last year"”
  1. adammwilson77 says: Mar 30, 2010 11:09 AM

    It’s good he can see what a waste of space he is/was.

  2. AllThat says: Mar 30, 2010 11:09 AM

    So did everyone else Roy.

  3. Emoney says: Mar 30, 2010 11:12 AM

    Pull out the violin. Whenever Roy speaks, he tries to make everyone feel sorry for him.

  4. Love_Boat_Scandal says: Mar 30, 2010 11:12 AM

    Anything other than collect a big paycheck.

  5. jimicos says: Mar 30, 2010 11:16 AM

    That’s kinda how I felt about him too.

  6. stunzeed2 says: Mar 30, 2010 11:16 AM

    Romo to Williams; what an awesome combo!
    A noodle-armed qb that closes his eyes and chucks it to a WR who can’t catch.
    Only in Dallas…..only in Dallas.

  7. parasonic says: Mar 30, 2010 11:17 AM

    who still uses “trippin”?? seriously. I think Roy spent more time counting the money than Jerry Jones himself last season.

  8. Jose Reyes says: Mar 30, 2010 11:18 AM

    That makes two of us.

  9. nittanylion0 says: Mar 30, 2010 11:22 AM

    well, at least he’s observant

  10. NewEnglandKnuckles83 says: Mar 30, 2010 11:24 AM

    that bonus should have gone straight to miles austin.

  11. overkil2 says: Mar 30, 2010 11:27 AM

    “stunzeed2 says:
    March 30, 2010 11:16 AM
    Romo to Williams; what an awesome combo!
    A noodle-armed qb that closes his eyes and chucks it to a WR who can’t catch.
    Only in Dallas…..only in Dallas.

    Actually Miami had that with Pennington to Ginn with the exception that Pennington kept his eyes open.
    Same results though.

  12. Philly Cheese says: Mar 30, 2010 11:27 AM

    That’s just not true…he gave opposing cornerbacks an extra bye week.

  13. Free_Ryan_Leaf says: Mar 30, 2010 11:29 AM

    Uh…that’s because you didn’t. For a contract that size. Not even close.

  14. MrHumble says: Mar 30, 2010 11:29 AM

    It took Roy a while longer than the rest of us to realize that he “didn’t do anything last year…..or the year before…or the year before………” The dude had one above avg. year in Detroit and he’s been livin’ off that ever since. Glad to see Jerry gettin’ his money’s worth.

  15. tescu says: Mar 30, 2010 11:31 AM

    he will put it together this year, i expect 65 catches 850 yards 6 td’s to compliment miles and witten

  16. stevemcguigan says: Mar 30, 2010 11:35 AM

    But he DID do something! He helped save the Cowboys a lot of money by not using their 1st round pick! Or one of their 3rds. Or one of their 6ths. Looks like Jerry knew what he was doing all along!

  17. John_Claytons_Football_Career says: Mar 30, 2010 11:36 AM

    The one time the Lions organization made a smart decision.

  18. megatrondon says: Mar 30, 2010 11:36 AM

    Ogletree needs to step up,as Roy WILL NOT.

  19. megatrondon says: Mar 30, 2010 11:37 AM

    Ogletree needs to step up,as Roy WILL NOT.

  20. Citizen Strange says: Mar 30, 2010 11:38 AM

    Change “last year” to “in my entire career except flap my gums.”

  21. Aeroman says: Mar 30, 2010 11:39 AM

    If they interviewed Jerry Jones for this article, it would have said ‘bone us’ instead of bonus… that’s exactly what Roy did to the Cowboys.

  22. boss says: Mar 30, 2010 11:39 AM

    9.5 mil ? For what ?

  23. HAILSKINS says: Mar 30, 2010 11:41 AM

    Well Roy so did the rest of the league. Austin is a far better player than you will ever be.

  24. HamBurghlar says: Mar 30, 2010 11:42 AM

    Roy, you didn’t do anything last year. Just like the rest of your team. And for the last oh, 15 years.

  25. LET EM OFF THE HOOK says: Mar 30, 2010 11:42 AM

    He is not the only one that feels that way.

  26. anjelmanning says: Mar 30, 2010 11:44 AM

    Yeah at least he knows he sucked… What happened to this guy though? He used to have solid year after solid year in DETROIT… Finally gets to play for a kinda “better” team and HIS DREAM TEAM and he can’t handle the pressure. EPIC FAIL, I love the Circus! … I mean Dallas.!

  27. tombrookshire says: Mar 30, 2010 11:44 AM

    Did this guy just wake up from a coma?

  28. katdaddy325 says: Mar 30, 2010 11:49 AM

    Let the skins have him. When you were once a big name player, and go to the skins..Your career is REALLY over..

  29. fresno500 says: Mar 30, 2010 11:50 AM

    Hows that letting the fans pick your WRs working out for ya Dallas?
    Got T.O.?

  30. fresno500 says: Mar 30, 2010 12:01 PM

    Hows that letting the fans pick your WRs working out for ya Dallas?
    Got T.O.?

  31. Weapon X says: Mar 30, 2010 12:06 PM

    Buck up Roy you are a hero to Giants fans everywhere. Keep sucking up cap space that the boys could have spent on getting better like this and we may retire your number.

  32. Brewster says: Mar 30, 2010 12:09 PM

    Jerry’s ego is far too large to let a $9.5M bonus stand in the way of acknowledging his mistake and getting rid of this guy. This was a colossal mistake equal to some of the Al Davis type blunders of the past 5-10 years.

  33. casophonic says: Mar 30, 2010 12:12 PM

    Well, now it’s unanimous. Everybody feels that Roy didn’t do anything this year – Roy was the last hold out…

  34. the_hook says: Mar 30, 2010 12:14 PM

    Last year? I would ask when is the LAST YEAR you did do something, other than sucker Jones into trading you from the Lions for a couple a high draft picks.

  35. ham1 says: Mar 30, 2010 12:14 PM

    Or, you could continue to stay in dallas, get paid a shitload of money to do nothing…………HAHAHA . “Buddy up” with romo
    LMAO
    Way to go you POS no catching crybaby ass cowgirl. Are all cowgirl wide outs prone to emotional blubbering and breakdows?

  36. tea_jaye17 says: Mar 30, 2010 12:19 PM

    if it makes you feel any better cowboy’s fan we used your fisrt round pick on a tight end who gave us a wopping 30 catch for 300 yards and ended the season on the I.R. after losing 16 games the season before. i guess in detroit tight ends win championships, not defence.

  37. FireJerryJones says: Mar 30, 2010 12:25 PM

    I’d like to know what a whatnot is.
    Could be either a hot potato he can’t keep his hands on, or that little stain in his underwear when he’s supposed to go over the middle…
    JW and Miles Austin baby.

  38. .Vox Veritas. says: Mar 30, 2010 12:31 PM

    “Actually Miami had that with Pennington to Ginn with the exception that Pennington kept his eyes open.
    Same results though.”
    Really? Let me know when Ted Ginn catches 7 TDs in his career let alone in one season.
    “That’s just not true…he gave opposing cornerbacks an extra bye week.”
    “Interception magnet” Asante Samuel and “shutdown presence” Sheldon Brown sure seemed to have trouble with him. More than the Cowboys had covering Desean Jackson, anyway.

  39. Marky McFly says: Mar 30, 2010 12:34 PM

    stunzeed2 says:
    March 30, 2010 11:16 AM
    Romo to Williams; what an awesome combo!
    A noodle-armed qb that closes his eyes and chucks it to a WR who can’t catch.
    Only in Dallas…..only in Dallas.
    ————————————————-
    Hahaha how right you are, it’s so true. How he managed to throw more yards than every qb in the league besides Manning and Schaub, or how he threw less INT’s than Peyton, Brees, or Brady or how he managed to have the Second highest Career passer rating in history is beyond me!!

  40. NoKoolaidCowboy says: Mar 30, 2010 12:36 PM

    Roy needs to shut and just play. No more excuses, or throwing himself on the sword. Just focus. If he needs to see a sports therapist then get him on that couch.
    …all that money and picks. Nice Jerry.

  41. Rasta says: Mar 30, 2010 12:41 PM

    “Ol ROY” you did’nt do anything last year.

  42. Marky McFly says: Mar 30, 2010 12:41 PM

    Weapon X says:
    March 30, 2010 12:06 PM
    Buck up Roy you are a hero to Giants fans everywhere. Keep sucking up cap space that the boys could have spent on getting better like this and we may retire your number.
    ————————————————-
    You Mean like Chris Canty?

  43. daroc32 says: Mar 30, 2010 1:17 PM

    Hey Roy the Feeling was mutual!!!!

  44. PinesRob says: Mar 30, 2010 1:21 PM

    Its amazing what that offense did 10 players vs 11 players

  45. jackybadass says: Mar 30, 2010 1:24 PM

    at least he’s honest. unlike browinies who think they will be good.

  46. My Coke Can says: Mar 30, 2010 1:50 PM

    I think that it was a great get for the cowboys……………………….NOT AT ALL.
    The Cowboys suck and Homo dates fat chicks.

  47. Dustin Chandler says: Mar 30, 2010 1:51 PM

    PinesRob says:
    March 30, 2010 1:21 PM
    Its amazing what that offense did 10 players vs 11 players
    LOLLLLL

  48. Bill In DC says: Mar 30, 2010 1:55 PM

    # stunzeed2 says: March 30, 2010 11:16 AM
    Romo to Williams; what an awesome combo!
    A noodle-armed QB that closes his eyes and chucks it to a WR who can’t catch.
    Only in Dallas…..only in Dallas.
    +++++++++++++++++
    Brilliant analysis. A QB who , in 2009, threw for 4483 yards, a 63% completion average, throwing 26 TDs and only 9 INTs is characterized as ‘noodle armed, closes his eyes and chucks it’. Must be one of the luckiest guys around.

  49. Playoffs?! says: Mar 30, 2010 2:29 PM

    @ stunzeed2
    Sad attempt at humor. You, sir, are an idiot. Watch a Cowboy game, tool.

  50. adammwilson77 says: Mar 30, 2010 2:30 PM

    Romo is one of the top 12 QB’s in the league. You guys are delusuinal if you think otherwise.

  51. cowboys316 says: Mar 30, 2010 7:30 PM

    Jerry pays more big money to big busts than even Oakland does.

  52. Whiterhinocerous says: Mar 30, 2010 8:20 PM

    Who?

  53. jimicos says: Apr 2, 2010 9:45 AM

    adammwilson77 says:
    March 30, 2010 2:30 PM
    Romo is one of the top 12 QB’s in the league. You guys are delusuinal if you think otherwise.
    ————————–
    I’m not sure what “delusuinal” means, but top 12 in a league of 32 teams isn’t really elite, is it?

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