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November 25, 2010

Roy takes responsiblity

Roy Williams has received a lot of criticism since arriving in Dallas and he will undoubtedly be blasted on talk radio and other outlets. But the impressive thing about Williams is he never runs from the scrutiny.

He’s not one of the players who shows up for the TV cameras when he’s doing well and hides when he’s not. Williams is always there.

He was again Thursday after a disappointing fumble led to the Cowboys losing to the Saints 30-27.

With Dallas leading New Orleans 27-23 late in the fourth quarter, Williams caught a short pass over the middle from quarterback Jon Kitna and gained 47 yards to the Saints 11-yard line. But at the end of the play, New Orleans safety Malcolm Jenkins managed to get both hands wrapped around the ball and was able to pry it from Williams.

Jenkins recovered the fumble with 3:03 left, and the Saints promptly moved 89 yards in five plays to score a touchdown and win the game.

“I lost the ball game,” Williams said bluntly. “I will say that. Let my teammates down.

“I know it’s a team game. I know the defense had a chance to stop them and all that stuff. But it wouldn’t even have to come down to that if I’d just fallen down or just get tackled and hold on to the football. Who knows what would have happened? But it’s on me.”

The late flub ruined what had been a good day for Williams, who had five catches for 83 yards.

“We played hard,” Williams said. “It should have been a come from behind victory. Pretty sure [the media] already had it written down for the ‘W.’ And this football team fought. We rallied behind our head coach. We had it but we just didn’t finish. I didn’t finish.”

-- Jan Hubbard

 

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Roy Williams has received a lot of criticism since arriving in Dallas and he will undoubtedly be blasted on talk radio and other outlets. But the impressive thing about Williams is he never runs from the scrutiny

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This loss should not be on Roy's shoulders alone. Yeah that play did not help but neither did the Cowboys defense that allowed NO to march down the field 89 yards and score a quick 6 points afterwards.

After getting roasted alive by the media last year (and he did have an AWFUL year), Roy has worked very hard to become the Cowboys most reliable receiver this year. On the play, he moved the ball from his left arm to his right to keep it away from the defender he could see. The other guy did a great job stripping it. It was better than a punt, which would have happened if Roy hadn't broken loose on a 45 yard run down the field. The loss wasn't on Roy. It was a team loss, but it was a team that never quit.

Oh, well that makes it ok, Roy. My issue with him is that he alwas runs his mouth (see "We can win 9 straight.") and doesn't back it up on the field.

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