Here we go again. Sports Illustrated is reporting that a Dallas Cowboys source doubts that Roy E. Williams can carry the Cowboys passing game like Terrell Owens did.
Of course, the player is unnamed. The statement the anonymous player made was that Williams cannot run like Owens and he’s not as fast. However, he admits that the Cowboys got Williams last year when he was hurt and he should be coming to camp healthy.
The anonymous player says he hopes he is wrong, but expresses doubt in Williams.
The player is probably right. But the release of Owens really wasn’t an issue of talent. We know this. Jerry can say all he wants that the decision was not made because of Owens’ character, but we no he’s lying like the slickster he is.
But this outspoken player needs to realize that the true No. 1 receiver for the Dallas Cowboys is Jason Witten. He doesn’t drop balls. He’s hard to tackle. He’s quick and agile. When you have a tight end like Witten, the Cowboys could probably turn Patrick Crayton and Miles Austin into stars.
Unfortunately, the better option for the Cowboys would have been to never trade for Williams. They should have waited out for Anquan Boldin, who is unhappy in Arizona. That’s a guy who can be a No. 1 receiver. Maybe the Cowboys will still get him, but the damage has been done with the Cowboys giving away so much for a receiver who played for the Detroit Lions.