The player who cost the Cowboys three draft picks and a $45 million contract extension has offered the same refrain for weeks now. He's frustrated. He can't get on the same page with quarterback Tony Romo and doesn't know why. He's much happier simply winning in sunny Dallas than he was losing in snowy Detroit.
Williams skipped to a slightly different tune this week by saying he still considers himself the Cowboys' No. 1 receiver despite mounting evidence to the contrary. He said "things are just going No. 2's way," referring to Miles Austin.
The less-celebrated Austin has more yards and touchdowns in the past three games than Williams has in his first 16 with the Cowboys. Austin set an NFL record with 482 yards in his first three starts, and Williams has 447 yards for the equivalent of a full season in Dallas.
Williams found himself backpedaling Thursday, one day after suggesting that Romo's throws are accurate to Austin and all over the place to him.
Cowboys coach Wade Phillips made a similar observation Monday, but the reaction to Williams saying it raised the specter of Terrell Owens. Dallas dumped Owens and his demanding demeanor during the offseason after widespread reports of locker-room disharmony last year.
"I didn't complain that I didn't get the ball," Williams said. "All I said was that, when it comes to me, it's not there. I'm not saying it can't be fixed, because that's what we do every day.
"I'm not a T.O., or I'm not trying to be a T.O."
Are Romo's passes bad, or is Williams just not a number one receiver?
IMO, if Williams really is a no.1 WR, he should be catching the passes that have come to him. They were all catchable for top receivers.