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Say What? Dallas WR Roy Williams Fancies Himself ‘Still A Pro Bowler’

After one decent game (5 receptions, 117 yards, 2 TDs) in Dallas’ win over the Houston Texans last Sunday, Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Roy Williams apparently has figured it was high time to once again let his mouth do the talking instead of his play on the field regarding how great of a wide receiver he has been during his career in the NFL.

Speaking to reporters after belatedly receiving a game ball on Thursday (seriously, why did the Cowboys wait so long to do this?) for his performance against the Texans, after the writer of the article points out that Williams “declined to gloat” immediately after Sunday’s game, Williams reiterated his faith in himself and his abilities. Via The Dallas Morning News:

“I want to be part of the puzzle and show that I’m worthy of everything I’ve gotten,” Williams said. “I’m still the same player. I’m still a Pro Bowler. I want to continue what I’ve been doing.”

While Williams should be commended for his above average performance thus far this season for the Cowboys through three games (12 receptions, 191 yards) and Dallas fans should be encouraged, let’s not put the cart before the horse here. Further, for him to say he is a Pro Bowl player is a bit of stretch considering that the only reason he made the Pro Bowl after the 2006 season was due to an injury to Rams wide receiver Torry Holt (at least according to Wikipedia, and has information on that site ever been wrong?), so for Williams to erroneously claim that at any stage in his unremarkable career that he ever was a Pro Bowl-caliber player is more than misleading. Perhaps misleading in the same way in which the solid stats he has put up so far this season could be perceived. I guess we’ll just have to wait and see, won’t we?

Cowboys WR Roy Williams has simple message: ‘I’m still a Pro Bowler’ [The Dallas Morning News]