Williams not ready to give up spot on Cowboys

Cowboys WR Roy Williams has become almost an afterthought in Dallas in the wake of the team selecting WR Dez Bryant in the first round.

While Bryant is becoming immersed in Cowboys traditions, Williams is looking to remain a part of the Cowboys present and future. Williams told the Fort Worth Star-Telegram that this is not the first time that he had to fight for his spot on the roster.

“This ain’t my first rodeo,” Williams said. “I got recruited [to Texas] with B.J. [Johnson] and Sloan Thomas, so those are two top-notch guys. I came in and did my thing. I was the third one on the totem pole in that deal, and I came out No. 1. I don’t really see it as a competition thing. I see it as us getting better.

“But I know in the back of my mind and the back of his mind, he wants to play, the only way he’s going to play is to get No. 11 off the field, and that’s going to be tough to do. But it’s going to make us better as a football team.”

The report in the Star-Telegram also noted that WRs Sam Hurd and Patrick Crayton are not working out with the team because they are seeking trades. But Cowboys executive vice president Stephen Jones said that the team is not going to “give away” the talented receivers.

The Dallas Morning News is reporting that WR Miles Austin has not signed his tender offer, and a long-term deal is not close. But neither side, according to the paper, is concerned.

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