IRVING, Texas – The weather was warm for the Dallas Cowboys’ first day of organized team activities Monday, and the player that heated things up the most turned out to be much-maligned wide receiver Roy Williams.
Midway through what turned out to be a really good hour-and-a-half workout, Williams made a spectacular one-handed catch. And Cowboys owner Jerry Jones, still waiting for Williams to pay dividends after trading for him in 2008, was the first to take notice.
“Did y’all get that on film?” Jones yelled out to the cameramen from his vantage point on the field. Jones was not over-hyping. It was a great catch.
Williams wasn’t the only receiver getting notice at the start of OTAs. First-round draft pick Dez Bryant looked very good, making some nice catches. As for veteran receiver Patrick Crayton, he was the only Dallas player missing from the OTA for a reason other than medical. Crayton’s agent did say that he will participate in OTAs next week.
Quarterback Tony Romo, the player who will be throwing passes to these receivers, looked great. The 30-year-old Romo looks trimmer than he has in recent years, and it appears he has been working out more this offseason than he has in the past.
– Gil Brandt