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After the trade, Williams talked as if he had found a new mentor in Owens, whom he made clear was "the No. 1 guy."
"I've never had an older wide receiver to show me the way," Williams said.
Jerry Jones said Tuesday he said he'd been trying to pry Williams from Detroit for two years.
The addition figures to further heighten Super Bowl expectations for the Cowboys (4-2), who are only a game behind the New York Giants in the NFC East but have dropped two of their last three games.
Sunday's overtime loss to Arizona was particularly costly for Dallas. Romo broke his pinky finger and rookie running back Felix Jones sprained a hamstring to end a trying week that began with controversy over Adam Jones' run-in with police.
Williams will probably catch his first passes in Dallas from Brad Johnson, the 40-year-old backup whose last start was in 2006 for Minnesota.
The 26-year-old Williams said it was tough to leave Detroit but said he was ready "to see what the playoffs feel like." Detroit was 21-48 since Williams arrived as a rookie and never made the postseason.
"Going from 0-5 to 4-2, you can't ask for anything better than that," Williams said.
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