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Owens had only two receptions for 17 yards Sept. 21 at Green Bay, and other teams have duplicated the Packers' pressure coverage on T.O. He was still expressing frustration after he caught seven passes, took two handoffs and had 11 more balls thrown his way the next week at Washington.
T.O. broke down in tears on the sideline after a touchdown catch against Cincinnati, reading from a statement without questions after the game. He then snapped at cameramen in the locker room after Sunday's loss in Arizona and refused to answer questions.
"I'm frustrated, but since the Washington game I haven't really voiced it," Owens said Wednesday. "I just try to make the best of the opportunities that come my way. ... It is (tough), but I've still been key in some situations as far as blocking downfield."
While acknowledging that Williams' presence should benefit him and the Cowboys, Owens scoffed at the idea that people are interested in seeing how he handles being on the field with another proven receiver. Or what happens if Williams winds up having better numbers.
"So what. What about it? They're idiots," Owens said. "I'm not worried about that."
Owens and Williams were catching passes at practice from Brad Johnson, the 40-year-old quarterback who Sunday makes his first start since 2006 for Minnesota.
Williams goes from a winless team to a legitimate playoff contender that he rooted for growing up. The Cowboys have already given him a five-year extension on a contract that was set to expire after this season.
"I'm just another body out there that can catch a football. That's my God-given talent. My thing is I think I'm a possession wide receiver. I think I can complement T.O. pretty good," Williams said. "I'm just looking to have fun and help this team get to the playoffs and win a Super Bowl."
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