Cowboys oft-targeted strong safety Roy Williams is ready to begin the season motivated to answer his critics. Even coach Wade Phillips says he has seen a newly-motivated Williams during the offseason. Williams is sensitive to the Roy bashers and calls this season a put-up or shut-up year.
Phillips acknowledged the Pro Bowler's change during his press conference on Tuesday.
''I think it (attitude) was fine (last year) but I think he's more motivated,'' Phillips said. ''That's good. He seems more motivated. Whatever it is that motivates a player, I'm for. Now it doesn't motivate me to criticize me all the time.''
- Rick Herrin