Monday, June 15, 2009

Roy Williams On Romo: “I’ve Just Got To Continue To Be His Best Friend”

Posted by Aaron Wilson on June 15, 2009, 2:43 p.m. EDT

Now that combustible wideout Terrell Owens has been off the Dallas Cowboys’ roster for the majority of the offseason, wide receiver Roy Williams is working to gain a comfort level with quarterback Tony Romo.

Anointed as the Cowboys’ featured downfield target, Williams reinforced that status and Romo’s confidence in him with an acrobatic adjustment for a long reception today, according to Tim MacMahon of the Dallas Morning News.

Plus, Williams’ sense of humor was on display during interviews when he talked about trying to get on Romo’s good side beyond catching the football.

“Just catch the ball when he throws it to me, any way I can,” Williams said. “And buddy him up, bring him some food, let him borrow some money if he needs some, just be his best friend.

“I’ve just got to continue to be his best friend. Put my arm around him and hug him, tell him that his girlfriend looks good, and we’ll go from there.”

All Jessica Simpson references aside, Williams also apparently feels secure enough to give Romo a hard time when he feels ignored in the passing game.

Romo threw it to tight end Jason Witten in heavy coverage today while Williams was running across the middle, and Williams wasn’t shy about letting the quarterback know that he thought the football should have gone his way instead.

Apparently, Williams has some influence since the next couple of throws were directed to him.

“I was frustrated and I let him know,” Williams said. “But that’s what we’re supposed to do. This is our job. His job is to deliver the ball. My job is to catch it and get open. That’s how you win, and that’s all I want to do.”

There’s a ton of pressure on Williams and Romo to emerge as a productive tandem with Owens off the team.

With Owens out of the equation, Cowboys owner Jerry Jones is banking on improved team chemistry allowing Romo, Williams and embattled offensive coordinator Jason Garrett to all do a better job this season.

And time will tell if Jones has made a wise decision or erred by getting rid of the Cowboys’ most accomplished skill player.