Apparently the Dallas Cowboys coaches read the scoop on safety Roy Williams and he was brought into the office for a meeting Friday, reports the Star-Telegram. Defensive coordinator Brian Stewart and safeties coach Brett Maxie wanted to know how committed Williams is to the team.
“The communication was not there last year,” Williams said. “We recognized the problem, and we talked about it. And we’re going to move forward now. We have a better understanding.”
In the article, Williams explains that he prefers to work out alone because he concentrates better. What gets me is he is commenting about what Greg Ellis said earlier, on how Williams seemed to be isolating himself more from the team. What I don’t understand is, if Williams prefers to work out alone, did he always do it this way? If so, why is Ellis making it seem like this is a change of attitude for Williams? It’s confusing.
“I appreciate what Greg did, but at the same time, I’m a grown man, too, and I can speak for myself,” said Williams, who still considers Ellis a friend. “If I want to be heard, I will be heard.”
Williams also made a few sharp comments toward the fans.
“I’m tired about worrying about the fans,” Williams said. “The fans are only around when things are good. At the end of the day, we’re human beings, too. Everything can’t be perfect, and you can’t let your emotions rule over you being a human being. It gets to a point where you are abusing who you really are as a fan.”
Yikes, Williams. I was around before you were, kid. I went through the 1-15 season, my friend. I remember it well. I’ve been a fan for the good times and the bad. I take some offense to what he says here, if he is quoted in context. I don’t think us, the fans, asking you to learn how to cover a receiver or tight end is abusing our fanship. We are tired of getting burned in the secondary, Roy. Just because we are fans doesn’t mean we cannot be critical of players when they’re not playing up to par. To say we don’t have the right means we’re just supposed to love losing. We don’t.
We learned a hard lesson last year, how the regular season’s only importance is ensuring a playoff spot. Once you’re in, it’s a whole new game. Going 13-3 was nice. But winning a Super Bowl is better. Heck, we just want to win a playoff game, Roy. And we can do that if our secondary plays better.