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Roy Williams not ready to lose starting job

5/13/2010
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NFL Live On WR Battle

NFL Live looks at the potential battle between Roy Williams and Dez Bryant.

Cowboys wide receiver Roy Williams can't wait for the 2010 season.

He's coming off a dismal season in which he caught only 38 passes for 596 yards and seven touchdowns. Williams will tell you he would like to skip the organized team activities, minicamps and training camps and he's ready to start the 2010 season today.

It doesn't work that way.

The Cowboys drafted Dez Bryantin the first round not only as a wake-up call to Williams but also for Miles Austin and the other wide receivers on the roster.

Patrick Crayton and Sam Hurd have requested trades from the organization and have missed numerous voluntary workouts at Valley Ranch.

Williams isn't worried about Bryant, and hopes the rookie's addition improves the offense.

In fact, despite the high praise Bryant received during rookie minicamp a few weeks ago, Williams doesn't believe he will lose his starting job.

"I know people are thinking he's going to come in and take my spot and all that mess," Williams said. "It's not about that. I don't think that's going to happen anyway. I embrace the challenge. I think he's going to come in and help this football team win three more ballgames."

During the three-day rookie minicamp, Bryant was physical, showed good body control and caught almost every pass from all sorts of angles against inexperienced corners.

But Williams isn't sweating the details on Bryant.

"I'm going to look at this thing as I'm the man, like I've always been," Williams said. "And that's never going to change."