Roy Williams wants to be stronger this season

Roy Williams’ goal is to be stronger this season and he believes he’s on a path to be that way based on this offseason.

The Dallas Cowboys wide receiver told Todd Archer of the Dallas Morning News that he has been lifting weights more and is a little less than his listed weight of 215 pounds. At 6-3, Williams has a big frame but he’s never been known as one of the big, physical receivers in the game.

"I've gotten a lot stronger and I think that within itself is going to take my game to another level," Williams said.

It sounds like he’s redistributing his weight more than anything else as he said he believes he’ll be best playing at 215 this season. The pressure is on Williams, who received a $9 million bonus this offseason, to not only produce but hold off rookie first-round draft pick Dez Bryant to keep his starting job.

Williams was a disappointment last season when he made only 38 receptions and had 596 yards and seven touchdowns. In 25 games since owner Jerry Jones paid a huge price to acquire him in a trade with the Detroit Lions, Williams has 57 receptions for 794 yards and eight touchdowns. That’s a little more than two catches a game, hardly worth the $45 million, five-year investment the Cowboys sunk into him.

But Williams is saying the right things this offseason and the hope is talk won’t be cheap when September rolls around.

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