Williams: Bring On Dallas, No Matter the QB

NFL: Arizona Cardinals at Philadelphia Eagles
Tony Romo, Kyle Orton
. Kyle Orton, Tony Romo. Whatever, says Cary Williams.

“We’re here to win a Super Bowl. We’re here to contend in the playoffs. We’re here to build on what we’ve built already. As far as I’m concerned they can play those games. I don’t care,” said Williams.  “Jason Garrett can get out there. Jerry Jones can get out there. It doesn’t matter to me, it doesn’t matter to anyone else in this locker room. We’re on a mission and they’re in our way. Period.”

Williams added a little extra sizzle to his always entertaining locker room sessions Tuesday. It was pretty clear his mind had clicked into playoff mode, and he wasn’t to be bothered about which quarterback will suit up for the Cowboys Sunday night. It will be Orton by the sounds of it, though Dallas hasn’t officially ruled Romo out yet.

The veteran corner says there is no need to be concerned about a letdown should the backup quarterback play for Dallas, as expected.

"It's something that doesn't need to be talked about. If you win, you're in. If you don't, you go home," said Williams. "We want to get some [playoff] checks, no doubt, we want to extend our season. We're going to go out there and battle and it's going to be fun, man. It's at 8:30. Prime-time football, who doesn't want to show up for that?"

Williams agreed with Billy Davis' sentiment earlier in the week that the team learned a valuable lesson from the Minnesota game. The Eagles are fully aware of what happens if you don't dedicate 100 percent of your attention to the opponent, however depleted they might be. That is one reason the Eagles don't anticipate a letdown if Orton is the guy instead of Romo. The other reason is simply the nature of the situation: everything is on the line, so there's no room for easing off the pedal.

"A this point there is no distraction. We're trying to go to the playoffs," said Cedric Thornton. "We've gotta be 1-0. Dallas is in the way right now, so we're definitely going to be prepared and lay it all on the line for this Dallas game for the games to come."

This is a relatively young and inexperienced group, with a few exceptions sprinkled in here and there. Williams, for one, is just a year removed from a Super Bowl championship with the Ravens.

The key to success in big games?

"If anybody wants to come talk to me about playing in big-time games, I've got plenty of stories," said Williams. "But it all comes down to your training and all the work you put in for this moment, for these opportunities. You train well, you work hard and those things will come out on Sundays. I think [the younger players] have done a tremendous job so far working to get them to where they are right now, and all we have to do is rely on those things and those things will come."


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  • Justin W

    Officially Pumped.

  • pkatz

    Why is the conversation about getting into the playoffs? This game is essentially the playoffs. The conversation should be about *this* game being the beginning of the playoffs.

  • G_WallyHunter

    Definitely wasn’t expecting all of these posts today
    Thanks for making our Christmas about 100 times better S and T

  • Clamdigger

    “everything is on the line, so there’s no room for easing off the petal.”


    • Rambler

      Maybe Tim wanted us to envision the Cowboys as a delicate little flower, and the Eagles will be stomping all over their dainty flower parts.

      • Tim McManus

        Yes, let’s go with that.

        • Clamdigger

          Seems legit.

  • Joe from Easton

    “We’re here to win a Super Bowl. We’re here to contend in the playoffs. We’re here to build on what we’ve built already. As far as I’m concerned they can play those games. I don’t care,” said Williams. ”Jason Garrett can get out there. Jerry Jones can get out there. It doesn’t matter to me, it doesn’t matter to anyone else in this locker room. We’re on a mission and they’re in our way. Period.”

    – Cary effin’ Williams

    I love this guy. I just got pumped sitting at my desk. The last Eagles I heard talk like that were BDawk and Trot. This defense is getting mean and I couldn’t be happier.

    • MattE

      I called into the Fanatic the other day (it was a late show and i was trying to win movie tickets), and i gave Cary the nickname “The Mouth”. I friggin love this guy more every week, i swear him and Chip have t-shirt material to burn. The beginning of the season i wasn’t to hyped on him but him and Bradley Fletcher have been more than serviceable, i just love how you always have a CB that runs his mouth and an extremely stoic CB in Fletcher lol.

      • UKEagle99

        I’ll take “mouth” and “stoic” over last years “car lunch” and “can’t be arsed”.

  • theedevilsadvocate

    ok that’s what i been saying romo, nomo lets just go out and destroy the cowgirls on both sides of the ball!

  • EaglefaninAZ

    I stole this from a post Token made earlier. This defense seems to consider this week the first playoff game. And I think the official pregame drink of the Birds should be Mountain Dew. Cole gets mic’d up.

    • Syracuse Eagle Fan

      I laughed my butt off when I heard Cole’s Dew reference earlier today.

  • EaglefaninAZ

    A funny…

    • Jason

      The P should be a L. For Lincoln High School, that is where Kitna is coaching in Tacoma, WA.

  • Rob Fink

    love this guy. He’s nasty, and it’s awesome. Something that has been lacking since the Dawkins era, and the best part about it is he isn’t trying to be anybody he’s not. He’s a competitor and he doesn’t give a damn about anything else. It’s a personality that people feed off of, and it’s players like him that make me more confident the Birds go about their business on Sunday and take care of the task at hand. Go Eagles!

  • Andy

    Cedric Thornton is a beast.


    After months of getting killed for sticking up for the signing of Cary, and promising that Phily will fall in love with him…threads like this bring me tears of Joy. Are you in love yet Philly?
    I can talk all day about the importance of adding Cary to this team. THe perfect “bad cop” to Demeco’s “good cop”

    This is the time of year where Cary really shows his value,,,and I just can’t wait to see Cary and Brad press and jam WR all game long next year, when they get the proper safety support..
    Cary won’t super coat anything, he won’t just accept BS…he was raised in a locker room with defensive leaders like Ray Lewis and Ed Reed….When Cary F’in Williams is impressed with our young players and the work they put in…THAT, MEANS SOMETHING!!!!

    I love having Fiery sconces on one Side, and Cool Icy Brad on the opposite side, with playmaking Boykin in the slot…Billy Davis and our CBs have done an amazing bj covering up some of our safety issues…but when safety actually becomes a strength! that’s when we will really see the value of our big physical press corners,

    We don’t have that shutdown ability(which in reality is like a pink Unicorn, doesn’t really exist), but our CBs will battle the hell out of you, and are becoming very good at breaking up a pass once a WR thinks he has secured it..
    I can’t help it, I love C-Dub…I have wanted him in midnight green since last October(archives will testify to that)…he is EVERYTHING that Philadelphia Eagles defense is supposed to be, he brought everything that we have been lacking.He is the anti NNamdi

    When I think of Potential Eagles defenders, I try to think! would Brian Dawkins, Seth Joyner, trotter!Reggie, Jerome,,,would past Eagles defenders who I loved, want this guy as a team mate? If I think that the answer would be NO, then I don’t want them on the Eagles,,,,and even with his flaws, you can’t tell me that Cary wouldn’t have fit in with the great eagle defenders of the past. he is a WARRIOR who will battle for us for 60 minutes and not back down….I’ll take that all day