Michael Irvin thinks Roy Williams was OK

September, 15, 2010
9/15/10
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Last week, Cowboys wide receiver Roy E. Williams and Hall of Famer and current NFL Network analyst Michael Irvin got into a verbal skirmish.

On Monday night, Irvin, after traveling all day, said he was pleased with how Williams performed in the Cowboys' 13-7 loss to the Washington Redskins.

"I did. I really did," Irvin said. "To me I didn’t want to get into all that with Roy. I have a job to do, it's what I do. What I said wasn’t anything against Roy but I was just talking to another option."

Williams finished with three catches for 21 yards and had a game-winning touchdown taken away on a Alex Barron holding call as time expired.

Irvin ripped Williams last week in part saying, "My criticisms shouldn't inspire him. Looking at his hands with no rings should inspire him."

Irvin also noted that when the Cowboys play with Williams on the field it's like 10 vs. 11 and doesn't believe the team will win a Super Bowl with Williams at wide receiver.

Williams wasn't happy about it.

"That lit my [expletive] fire," Williams said. "Yeah, it did. It just lit me up, in a motivational way."
Calvin Watkins joined ESPNDallas.com in September 2009. He's covered the Cowboys since 2006 and also has covered colleges, boxing and high school sports.

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