Cowboys linebacker Greg Ellis didn't take back anything he said about safety Roy Williams on Sirius Radio today when reached Thursday afternoon. But he did try to offer some perspective, while making sure his words weren't taken out of context.
"It bothers me when people criticize Roy," Ellis said. "I was trying to give Roy the benefit of the doubt and let everyone know that he told me before the season that the defense didn't fit the type of player he was.Roy is not going to say anything. Roy doesn't want people to think he was crying and complaining."
Ellis said he doesn't know that Williams has been distancing himself from the team, all he knows is that he works out a different time than most other players. Ellis is part of the early group of Cowboys who work at a 7 am and Williams is usually on his way out the door when they arrive.
"I don't know the reason behind that," Ellis said. "He just works out before the first group gets in there."
Ellis said the reason he got into this on Sirrus Radio today was because is growing tired of all the criticism Williams has gotten. He said its unfair that many fans are saying he shouldn't have made the Pro Bowl and that the Cowboys should get rid of him.
"I feel bad for my teammate," Ellis said. "Everybody is saying they need to get rid of him, they need to trade him. I think he gets a bad rap. I hate it for Roy myself. One thing you can't say I said aobut Roy is that he should be traded or let go. I think he should stay my teammate. When someone asks me a question, its my job to be on Roy's side and that's what I was doing. I don't think he should go anywhere. He should stay here."
Clarence E. Hill Jr.