Dallas Cowboys

Roy Williams Needs To "Listen" To Tony Romo

DENVER - OCTOBER 04:  Roy Williams #11 of the Dallas Cowboys makes a pass reception and is pushed out of bounds by Champ Bailey #24 of the Denver Broncos in the first quarter during NFL action at Invesco Field at Mile High on October 4, 2009 in Denver, Colorado.  (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)
Chad HensleyCorrespondent IOctober 26, 2009

The Dallas Cowboys traded for Roy Williams in 2008 for a first-, third-, and sixth-rounder from the Detroit Lions.  At this point in time, it is very easy to say the Lions have come out on top.

Williams has 31 catches for 428 yards and two touchdowns since joining the Cowboys—a span of 15 games played.

The supposed "Number One" receiver is not living up to that role.  But I don't believe ability is what is holding him down.

I wrote a few weeks ago that Tony Romo is playing without confidence .  That wasn't confidence in himself, it was confidence in his receivers.

As everyone now knows, Miles Austin has created that trust with Romo, and he has had an amazing two weeks with 16 catches for 421 yards and four touchdowns. 

But Williams has that ability too, if he would just listen to Romo.

In a post-game interview with NBC's Tiki Barber, Romo was asked about Austin's emergence, and Romo replied that Austin did small things well, like running routes.

That was an implicit message from Romo.  Hopefully Williams will hear it and let it sink in, and become the player Cowboys fans—and Jerry Jones—hoped he would be.

That would give the Cowboys a two-headed monster at receiver, and give the offense so many weapons it would rival the New Orleans Saints as the best in the NFL.


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