Unlike some of his teammates, Roy Williams consistently makes himself available for interviews. It doesn’t matter how much he is criticized , how poorly he plays, or how many balls me might drop, he’ll still man up and answer questions.
So while many of the Cowboys were headed out of town today, Williams took time to answer questions. And he approached subjects head on. Some of the highlights.
On staying even keel despite ups and downs: “I’m still under the radar. Write bad about me, talk bad about me. That’s fine. I’m just going to go out and continue doing what I’m doing.”
On his plans this weekend: “I’m going to check out little Barry Bonds, my son. He’s starting T-ball. Actually, he started last week. He hit the ball and ran straight to second base, so I’ve got to go check him out. I’ve got to go coach him today.”
On his alma mater playing OU Saturday: “It’s going to be a good game. Everybody’s counting Texas out, and we like that. It’s kind of like the Cowboys. Big media attention, backs against the wall – that’s usually when they play their best.”
On the NFC East: “Yeah, it looks pretty balanced, but it’s early in the year. We only control ourselves. We can watch all the games and talk about all the games we want to, but if we go out there and lay an egg, like we did the first two games, there will be nothing to talk about. So we just handle our business and let everything else take care of itself.”
On getting a game ball from the Houston game from Wade Phillips: “I’ve been doing this since I talked to you guys in OTAs [Off-season Training Activities]. You know, I’ve just been consistent, but at the same time, I’ve been catching a lot of grief, especially with the drafting of Dez [Bryant] and the things that Miles [Austin] has achieved here. I just want to be a part of this puzzle. I want to be a part of this puzzle and show that I’m worthy of everything that I’ve gotten. I’m still the same player. I’m still a Pro Bowler. I just want to go out there and continue to do what I’m doing and lay low under the radar.
On being partially responsible for Dez Bryant spending almost $55,000 at dinner: “I don’t understand why my name is associated with this whole ordeal. I mean, it’s the same offensive dinner that we’ve been doing, that every team does in the NFL. So I don’t know why my name is the single name in this thing. I have nothing against Dez; Dez has nothing against me. Like I said in training camp, I don’t want you guys to bang our heads together and try to make us hate each other. That’s not going to work. He didn’t take my pads. Whoop-de-doo. He didn’t take my pads. But he’s still out there as a punt returner, catching balls and doing things he needs to do, and I’m doing things I need to do to make this team better. So don’t associate me with being the bad guy with Dez and Dez being the bad guy with me, because that’s not what it is.
But he was hungry and thirsty: “Yeah, yeah, yeah, I was. [laughs] I ain’t ate in two days. I’m good.”
-- Jan Hubbard