Williams calls last season in Dallas "humbling"

Roy Williams cashed in with the Dallas Cowboys.

The club paid him a $9.5 million roster bonus last week, according to Clarence Hill of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram, even as it has become apparent that the wide receiver is fast becoming the anti-Herschel Walker. The Cowboys turned the Walker trade into the building blocks of a dynasty. While Williams isn’t tearing things apart at Valley Ranch, he clearly has not been part of the solution on offense.

But he showed up for the start of the offseason conditioning program on Monday intent on a new beginning with the team.

"My biggest disappointment is not being able to help the team," Williams told Hill. "I felt like I didn't do anything last year. I dropped balls and what not. I didn't think my name would be on top of the drop list ever in my life. It was a humbling experience. It showed me I better get my life together."

Owner Jerry Jones paid dearly for Williams, dealing the Detroit Lions first-, third- and fifth-round draft picks for the receiver and a seventh-round selection. He caught 38 passes for 596 yards and seven touchdowns last season when Miles Austin emerged as the club’s No. 1 wide receiver, creating a potential big problem with Austin certainly wanting the $9 million per season that Williams’ deal averages.

Williams is saying the right things now, but it’s going to be about him doing the right things on the field this season, namely playing up to the trade and the contract.

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