The OU Williams calls out T.O.


Posted by ESPN.com's Matt Mosley

Until Sunday night, we hadn't heard from Dallas Cowboys safety Roy Williams in quite a while. In fact, it's not a sure thing that he'll play for the Cowboys in 2009.

That said, Williams had some interesting things to say about the team's disappointing 2008 season during an interview with Dallas-Fort Worth's local NBC affiliate.

On his willingness to restructure his contract:

"Would I restructure my contract? Yeah. I mean, I want to be a Cowboy. But it has to make sense for me and my family."

On his fit in Wade Phillips' defensive scheme:

"I'm not playing the position I played in my first three years when Mike Zimmer was here and we ran a 4-3. OK? I got used in the defense. I don't make excuses. I don't need to make excuses. But just take my first three years and my last four years and see the difference in where I'm lined up. Yes, I'm better in a 4-3 scheme than in a 3-4 because it's gap sound."

On the Cowboys' selfishness:

"We have a whole bunch of me's right now and it's not enough us. We have too much going on as far as the bickering and complaining. We do so much talking, but at the same time, when we do that talking, we've got to back up our talk. If we're going to say we're going to drop our egos at the door, drop them dang egos at the door."

On the T.O. drama:

"When you do those things, you create distractions. We have younger players on the team that are like, 'Man, I feel Terrell. Maybe I should be saying and doing the same thing.' That's just a trickle-down effect. And I feel at times that can hurt and that's not being a good example, because we do have a lot of young players that look up to him. But it's not always good to have your name in the midst of situations.

"I mean, I love the guy. I see you over there looking at me, like, 'You're lying,' something. But I'm just being real. I really do. He is a great guy."

On the Cowboys' lack of discipline:

"A lot of people can say that the old coaching regime was too tough, but we had order and we had structure. I think it wore off. We need to get that order and that structure back."