Roy Williams calls Dallas experience a 'nightmare'
We’ve got a lot of respect for Roy Williams.
After he stiffed the pizza delivery guy on a tip, he walked in another man’s shoes to find out what the job was all about.
Now, we credit Williams for being brutally realistic when he assesses what has happened with his career since the Detroit Lions seemingly fleeced Jerry Jones in a deadline trade in October 2008.
“It’s been a nightmare,” Williams told Jason Cole of Yahoo! Sports. “That’s the truth. I’m not going to hide from it. I understand the business. I thought (coming home to Texas) was going to be a dream. It’s been a nightmare.”
And if Williams thinks it’s been a nightmare for him, imagine how Jones feels. No matter what Williams does this season, he will pocket $13.5 million this season, the final amount of the $27 million guaranteed he received in a contract extension from the team after the deal. Talk about a bad investment.
Miles Austin emerged as the No. 1 target for Tony Romo last season and then the Cowboys traded up in the first round to snare Oklahoma State wide receiver Dez Bryant. Factor in tight end Jason Witten, and Williams could easily be the fourth (or worse) target in this offense.
So, Williams set out to do something about it per Cole’s report, working harder this offseason than he ever has before.
“We talked about having a plan,” Williams said. “What am I going to do? How am I going to turn this whole thing around? What’s happened here, it’s on me to figure it out. It’s on me to fix it.”
The problem here is that this situation could be beyond fixing and it will not be entirely Williams’ fault. He’s saying all the right things, and by all accounts the team says Williams is doing all the right things. But will it matter in the end?
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