Is It Time To Make a Change?

We have all heard the stories going back to the off-season. About how Tony Romo and Roy Williams were spending time together trying to get to know each other, trying to get their timing together, trying to get the chemistry going. All of that talk moved into the preseason and once again we all watched and hoped that with every pass attempt and every completion that things were starting to work between quarterback and receiver. Then week one against Tampa Bay Romo hit Williams with a nice pass as Williams split the defense and scored from 66 yards out. Again, we all hoped that this was what we were all waiting for.

Through week 8 of this 2009 season Roy Williams is fourth on the team in receptions with 14 for 249 yards and two touchdowns. Let’s not forget the countless drops by Williams, some his fault, some Romo’s fault. And add a few sore rips from the game against the Broncos.

Is it unheard of to think about giving someone else the start over Williams? Just like Wade Phillips did a few weeks ago when he named Miles Austin as a starter. I don’t want to hear it’s not possible because of the money Williams is making or because of the number of draft picks Dallas gave up to get him last season. This the NFL where you have to win NOW. Maybe it’s time to get Romo the receivers he seems to be on the same page with. Maybe it’s time to go with what gives Dallas the best chance to succeed now.

I for one am tired of the talk of getting to know each other, working harder in practice, improving every week. It’s just not working between Romo and Williams. I guess it’s like when you are dating someone. You know if there is something between the two of you and your relationship grows from that and you also know when there is not and you have to make a decision. When you realize there is nothing there you just have to move on. It’s no ones fault. It just does not work out.

It just seems to be effortless when Romo is throwing to Patrick Crayton, Miles Austin and of course Jason Witten. Even though Sam Hurd has not caught many balls in 2009 it still seems easy when Romo throws to him which was also the case in past seasons. There was never that word chemistry when it came to these receivers. It just worked between all of them. Even newcomer Kevin Olgetree jelled with Romo going back to training camp and into the preseason.

Today it was Roy Williams and Tony Romo once again talking about their “chemistry” with each other as reported by ESPN.com.and DallasCowboys.com

“It’s just not even close,” Williams said. “It’s not even funny. Not even close.”

“I’m the No. 1 receiver,” Williams said. “But things are just going No. 2’s way.”

“He gets the ball thrown correctly his way,” Williams said of Austin. “I’m stretching and falling and doing everything. Everybody [else] who’s been here’s balls are there. Our footballs [from Romo to Williams] are everywhere right now.”

“I anticipated us rolling right now,” Williams said. “I mean, we’re rolling in the win column, yeah. But as far as me and Romo’s connection . . . getting better though, getting better.

“We’re going to be fine there,” Romo said after Sunday’s win over the Seattle Seahawks. “I know what Roy’s doing. It’s just a matter of going back and looking the tape and seeing what we have to do better. But it’s just part of growing with a receiver.”

My thoughts are that you need to put the players on the field that are making plays, not the players that you hope will make the plays. Romo knows who he is comfortable with and knows who he can trust at this point in the season. If it has not worked with Williams up to this point, then it never will. I truly believe that. I could care less that Williams thinks he is the number one receiver on the team. The fact is he is anything but that. The go to guys on this team are Austin, Crayton and Witten.

It’s time to make a change!!

Comments
  1. April

    I don’t quite know why they can’t click. I know its not because he came from another team. T.O came from another team (infact he came from several other teams) Maybe Roy is secretly trying to make it look bad so they will put Kitna in..LOL. I don’t know but I hope they jell soon. Its painful to watch.

  2. nate

    no fan is more disappointed than me. i know what roy is capable of. i know the receiver has great hands and works hard. we just havent seen production at all since he’s been here. i dont get it. it kills me to see a former longhorn and now cowboy disappoint himself, his team and his loyal fans like this. im at a loss…

    • Rob V.

      Don’t get me wrong. I’m not blaming Williams or Romo. Maybe it’s one of those things that you can’t explain.

      • nate

        no, i didnt think you are blaming anyone. facts are facts and the stats dont lie. the one redeeming stat that makes this all ok, for now, is that they continue to win with this lineup. if they lose the philly game, God forbid, this will be the first topic the media throws out there. I hope they find a way to connect.

  3. Tom

    Having watched him over the years, Williams has talent, but he’s not, nor has he ever been a true number 1 receiver. Romo and Williams are at fault, but my goodness. If you put the ball between the 1 and 1 on his chest and you can’t come up with it, it’s you. But so far, it seems like he’s still running his route and the balls already in the air to Miles or Patrick or Witten. Their routes are more precise and they get to where they have to be faster. I hope they get it fixed, because if they do, we’d be unstoppable. He has to come up big against Philly because Miles is going to get a lot of attention. Bank on it.

    • D-Ware Fan

      Agreed Tom. Roy needs step up big time this week.

  4. nate

    betcha this is the “return of witten” game…

  5. Justin

    Hold on… I disagree with all of you… you take Roy out defenses double Austin and cover Crayton and Witten then what? It doesnt matter who is #1… all that partains to is who actually lines up where! Austin is lining up in the best spot for him! Crayton is best in the slot so he definately doesnt need to start lining up as a wide out again! Austin, in my opinion, IS the number 1 receiver… but we need to leave things as they are so defenses are spread out and eventually it will open up more for Roy… Dallas is doing good… changes DO NOT need to be made! Leave things alone so they can gel together like a team should… everyone has their part!

    • Rob V.

      What makes you think things will “open up” for Roy Williams? They have not to this point. How many times can we all hear that Roy is “practicing hard”, “doing a great job in practice”, “doing better every time he steps out there”. Don’t get me wrong. I want things to work with Roy, but there is nothing that shows things are getting better. I hope he proves me wrong.

  6. irvin ross jr

    I DONT KNOW WHAT THE F*** JERRY WAS THINKING BOUT BRINGING ROY INTO DALLAS HE SHOULD HAVE USE THOSE PICKS TO BETTER HIS FREE SAFETY AND OFF. LINE WE GOT THE RUNNING GAME WE GOT WRS OLGETREE NEEDS TO BE USED MORE CRAYTON AND MILES TO START DEFENSE NEED HELP IN THE SECONDARY PART JERRY JONES DO SHIT BUT SOMETIMES HE RUSH AND LET HIS MONEY MESS WITH HIS JUDGEMENT ON THINGS

  7. irvin ross jr

    ROY NEED TO STEP UP BUT DEFENSE NEED TO SHUT MCNABB DOWN SHUT JACKSON DOWN MAKE THEM PLAY OUR GAME DALLAS NEED TO RUNN THE BALL BETTER BEFORE THEY GET PUSH INTO JUST PASSING SCHEMES THE TEAM NEED TO TAKE THE PRESSURE OFF EACH OTHER BY TOTAL TEAM PLAY AND STOP WORRYING BOUT ROY AND ROMO AND T.O. IS NO LONGER A COWBOY GET OVER IT THE KEY TO DALLAS WAS THE TIGHT END JAY NOVACHEK OPENED UP EVERYTHING FOR THE OTHERS WITTEN GOOD BUT WHERE DO HIS LEGGS GO ONCE HE CATCHES A BALL LOOK LIKE HE BE STUCK IN CEMENT THE CORNERS GONA HAVE PLAY UP TO THEIR POTENTIAL IF NOT BE A DEION TYPE CORNER THIS SUNDAY BUT MCNABB NOT EASY TO BRING DOWN SO DEFENSE GOT A GAME ON THEY HAND

  8. Full Metal Black

    The funny thing is this. T.O wasn’t this bad. I said it! T.O at least caught balls and made plays. What Roy is doing isn’t what we need right now. Miles, Patrick, and Jason are catching balls and making plays. Crayton got demoted and answered back by scoring on the punts twice and killing em’ in the slot. Miles is beasting out and even Sam Hurd has done something. He’s the only one on this team bitching. To be real honest, the only way we can jump to that next level is if Roy is up outta here. I’m not saying kick him off the team, but he needs to understand this. You was on Lions not catching anything! We gave to much up to get him and he is suckin’ it out there. Roy needs to play like a #1 to be respected like a #1.

    • Rob V.

      That’s all I’m saying!!! LETS PUT OLGETREE OUT THERE!!!

  9. irvin ross jr

    wade need to stop and say ok we need catches and put the people on the field that wana play and help the team win make roy earn his money its shows he got his money now he just gona lag i hate them type of players i wana see olgetree instead of roy roy aint shit and never gona be shit

  10. Justin

    ok… Dallas is doing GOOD at the moment! they are really coming together as a team and getting things done! the COWBOYS are winning! When i refer to DALLAS and when i refer to the COWBOYS i refer to every one of them b/c it is a team effort! Everyone is obviously contributing in some one b/c they are winning and it takes a COMPLETE team to win which is the reason we’ve struggled before! we are coming up on December where DALLAS normally struggles so we DONT need to change anything but just continuewhat we’re doing!!!! Change is not always good! Everything is clicking! EVEN WITH ROY DROPPIN BALLS!!! So everyone calm down and just chill out! GO COWBOYS!!!!