Roy Williams: Bad Philly experiences

Cowboys WR Roy Williams hopes to reverse his early season struggles when he faces the Eagles on Sunday. (AP Photo / LM Otero)

DALLAS — Roy Williams has not had good experiences on the field against the Eagles, and he says his family was not treated well by the fans because they were wearing Cowboys gear during their visit.

“My brother was trying to get a cab ride back to the hotel [from the stadium] and they got in the cab and the guy was like, ‘E-L-G-S, Eagles! Eagles! Eagles!’ ” Williams said. “My brother said, ‘First of all, learn how to spell.’ But he wouldn’t give my family a ride because they had Cowboys stuff on. So they learned not to wear Cowboys stuff when they go to Philly.”

Williams was a member of the Detroit Lions when they lost to the Eagles, 56-21, in 2007, and then was with the Dallas for last year’s 44-6 pounding in the regular season finale.

“I got blown out there twice,” Williams said, “so I know what it’s like up there.”

And then Williams went all World Series.

"We just need A-Rod to come up to the plate and hit a grand slam for us and get this thing out of hand real quick," he said. "Just one. We need points really fast to shut the crowd up and get them out of the game."

-- Andy Friedlander


The Eagles estimate about 20 percent of their fans use mass transit to get to Lincoln Financial Field, so the SEPTA strike, should it continue into Sunday evening, will present a few challenges for the 8:20 p.m. game against the Cowboys.

The team is encouraging fans to carpool. Because of the expected crush of extra cars, the team is opening lots at 1 p.m. Sunday.

-- Les Bowen

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