The Roy E. Williams experiment has been a failure in Dallas. So far, the Dez Bryant era looks bright. As of right now Williams and Bryant are teammates, and I think Bryant should pay close attention to Williams.
Mr. Roy “I’m coachable” Williams has many things to teach Bryant. Mostly what NOT to do… When Williams originally came to Dallas, former Cowboy great Michael Irvin reached out to Williams offering advice – not only on how to play the WR position – but also how to be a great Cowboy. Williams scoffed at the notion of listening to a Hall of Fame WR. By contrast, Miles Austin embraced Irvin as a mentor and is now the #1 WR on the team.
After watching every episode of 4th and Long, I know listening to Irvin can do only good things for Cowboys receivers on the field. The guy knows the position, the guy knows passion and he knows what it takes to be great. I love Ray Sherman as WR coach, and I love Irvin as mentor to our WR corps.
Now, another great – should be in the HOF – WR, Drew Pearson, has given his opinion on RW. Pearson has also said he has reached out to Williams and the other WR’s on the team. Williams apparently has not returned Pearson’s calls. Yet another guy who knows how to be a great Cowboy WR who RW apparently feels he can’t learn from.
Irvin made an appearance at the rookie mini-camp, talking to all the rookies and one-on-one with Bryant. Dez seemed receptive to Irvin’s message. Good for him, it shows he’s been paying attention to Williams, and what NOT to do.