Cowboys receiver Roy Williams went from hero to goat in an instant on Thanksgiving, catching a big pass that almost sealed a victory, only to get caught from behind and stripped for a fumble that ended up leading to the Saints’ game-winning touchdown.
But while that was a huge play in the game, Williams sounded on the Ben & Skin Show on KESN like he’s not sure what he could have done differently.
“If I had to do it over again I’d do the same thing, but I’d cover it up and hopefully I’d fall into the end zone next time,” Williams said. “The mishap happened. It’s just a freak thing. It’s football, it happens, you hate for that type of thing to happen at that time.”
And although Williams has faced a lot of scrutiny, both for that play and for the overall quality of his play in Dallas, he said people who know football know that he’s had a very good year.
“I’m nowhere near trying to toot my own horn because I’m not that type of player, but I’ve been the most consistent wide receiver that we have on this roster,” Williams said. “That can go back all the way to OTAs, training camp and during the season. I’m not getting very many opportunities but I’m doing everything that I’m supposed to do. I’m run blocking, lining up, doing things I’m supposed to do. A lot of things that don’t make SportsCenter but a lot of things that my coaches see and my teammates see.”
But what the rest of us saw is that costly fumble.