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Williams gets a pass, hasn't earned it

Cowboys WR has backing of coach, owner, but others are challenged to earn their jobs

Updated: March 3, 2010, 9:54 PM ET
By Tim MacMahon | ESPNDallas.com

INDIANAPOLIS -- Jerry Jones and Wade Phillips want to make it clear that complacency will not be tolerated at Valley Ranch this offseason. The key to enforcing that for the Dallas Cowboys is competition.

Yet the most disappointing player on the roster apparently gets an exemption. Confused? Join the club.

My bad for mistaking Phillips' meaningless coachspeak for a firm hand regarding receiver Roy Williams. Phillips didn't intend his comment that the Cowboys would "play the best player, ...

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