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Williams 'terrible,' but ribs weren't problem

10/25/2009

ARLINGTON, Texas -- Roy Williams was a walking tribute to Michael Jackson after the Dallas Cowboys' win Sunday over the Atlanta Falcons. His outfit was straight out of the Thriller video, highlighted by a red leather jacket with zippers zagging all over the place.

His performance, on the other hand, was far from thrilling.

Williams had more drops (two) than catches (one for 16 yards). He said his injured ribs, which kept him from making the trip to Kansas City two weeks ago, weren't the reason for his poor performance.

"I just played terrible today," Williams said. "I played bad. I have another chance next week to bounce back ... Ribs are good and I'm ready to roll."

Williams has 428 yards and three touchdowns in a full season since the Cowboys made a splashy deadline deal with Detroit to acquire him. Miles Austin has 421 yards and four touchdowns in the last two games.

The Cowboys apparently have a legitimate No. 1 receiver. It's just not the guy Jerry Jones is paying $9 million per season.