Cowboys receiver Roy Williams had his best season in 2006, when he caught 82 passes for 1,310 yards and made his only Pro Bowl.
His quarterback that year? Jon Kitna.
So Williams may be the only person in Dallas who thinks it's just fine that Kitna will take Romo's place as the Cowboys' quarterback after Romo suffered a clavicle fracture on Monday night.
Tony is our starter, but Jon is just as good,'' Williams said after the loss to the Giants. "We are going to work this week in practice so we can get the timing down with the receivers. But I have complete faith in him. I have played with him for three years and I know how good he is.''
Kitna threw some ugly passes when he first came on in place of Romo, although late in the game Kitna began to find open receivers downfield. Williams says the Cowboys' receivers can expect Kitna to find them regularly.
"He will put the ball where it needs to be,'' Williams said. "Is he going to be perfect? Of course not. There isn't a quarterback in this league that is perfect. He is going to make mistakes but we have to help him.''
Williams and Kitna helped each other quite a bit in 2006, but the Lions' record that year was still 3-13. The Cowboys are on pace for the same record this year.
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Kitna's going to look a hell of a lot better next week. That was the first regular season game he'd played in over 2 years. He can be solid, obviously not half as good as Romo.
Next time out, the opponent will have the advantage of watching what routes he's still capable of throwing. The guy is limited, and will give defenses plenty to key on. He's been a give one/take one QB his whole career. It won't get any better now.