Cowboys receiver Roy Williams was on Galloway & Co. on ESPN 103.3 FM this afternoon after telling a Washington, D.C., station earlier that he didn't think he was used correctly last season in Jason Garrett's offense.
Williams said a player can't contribute if "you're not put in the situation to win. "When you're running the same route every game, and not being able to move, and not being a part of the offense, that's pretty much why you didn't see much from myself in nine, 10 ball games. That's why I had 19 catches."
He said his motivation for going public about the offensive problems, "I'd just like to be more involved in the offense. I know we have so much talent across the board. But after a while a team starts to pick up on it as [Baltimore Ravens linebacker] Ray Lewis said after he got done playing us, that we had the easiest offense to figure out.
"But if we can move people around and use people that they don't think will get the ball because they've watched film for the last three or four weeks .. that could throw them for a loop."
As far as accepting blame for his own lack of production, he said, "I'm a coachable wide receiver, I'll run what I'm supposed to run, I'll continue to have cornerbacks ask me, 'Why they got you running the same thing over and over again.' "
In fact, he said he "only ran one or two routes the entire season" and didn't run a slant route until the Philadelphia game.
He said Garrett "is a good coordinator."
And he wanted to clear up that he wasn't part of the wide receiver criticism of Tony Romo or Jason Witten. When he met privately with Garrett, "I didn't say anything about any other player. I talked about what can I do to get involved in this offense. I didn't talk to Witten or Romo, I didn't talk to anybody."
Practice with his former team, the Detroit Lions, was more uptempo. He said when he got to the Cowboys he would run down field in practice to block for the receiver who had been thrown to, but he noticed the other receivers weren't doing the same. So he stopped doing that after a week or two. But this year, "I'm going to continue to do that. Hopefully, someone will figure out what I'm doing and follow my footsteps."
He also spoke of practice habits and being criticized for running poor routes by Troy Aikman. Listen to the podcast here.