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LIONS TRADE ROY WILLIAMS TO COWBOYS

The Detroit Lions have traded wide receiver Roy Williams to the Dallas Cowboys.
Adam Schefter of NFL Network reports that the trade was made today, just before the NFL trade deadline.
It is not clear exactly what compensation the Lions got from the Cowboys, but Schefter reported that Detroit received “at least one first-round pick.”
Williams, who played his high school football for the Permian Panthers and his college football for the Texas Longhorns, will return to his home state. He becomes a free agent at the end of this season.

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  1. Dooger says: Oct 14, 2008 4:04 PM

    Wow.

  2. Pea Tear Griffin says: Oct 14, 2008 4:04 PM

    Um, details?

  3. MNFANINAZ says: Oct 14, 2008 4:04 PM

    big deal.

  4. Autoriot says: Oct 14, 2008 4:05 PM

    HAHAHAAHA!!! Let the TO whining commence!! Have fun with that one Cowgirl fans!!!

  5. bdub85 says: Oct 14, 2008 4:05 PM

    Wonder what TO will think of this?

  6. dustin_chandler says: Oct 14, 2008 4:06 PM

    YES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    WOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!
    WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!
    PAAAAAAAARTAY IN TEXAS TONIGHT!

  7. Bearable says: Oct 14, 2008 4:06 PM

    WOW TWO DIVAs oN ONE TEAM,ONE TOWN??
    Jerry youre nuts!!

  8. onepremise says: Oct 14, 2008 4:06 PM

    This is simply one more step towards the explosion to come that is Terrell Owens. Another stud WR to compete for balls with? Another drastic change to his already fragile reality? The Cowboys actually want a different WR to make plays?
    Begin the implosion countdown..

  9. mw4365 says: Oct 14, 2008 4:07 PM

    really wanted to see him somewhere else but maybe he’ll start helping my fantasy team now.

  10. JawadSuggs says: Oct 14, 2008 4:07 PM

    This is like “winning at any cost” except without the winning.

  11. jphalines says: Oct 14, 2008 4:07 PM

    I have to leave work early to avois the riots in Philly tonight.

  12. alpod says: Oct 14, 2008 4:07 PM

    The nfc east will come to fear the brad johnson to roy williams connection for years

  13. MrJJ says: Oct 14, 2008 4:08 PM

    Brad Johnson hold the fort down for 3 games. Romo, get focused and get ready to come back and play better. And Pacman, just go sit in the corner and talk to Lawerence Philips and Maurice Clarrett. Cowboys will be fine.

  14. VernonK says: Oct 14, 2008 4:08 PM

    I wish he would’ve went to Philly… BUT… his addition almost guarantees a TO meltdown at some point. If he wasn’t getting the ball enough before… now let him try to be on a team with two big wideouts. Oh this should be good… I’ve definitely got my popcorn ready.

  15. LoneRhino says: Oct 14, 2008 4:08 PM

    That’s awesome, he’ll have way better success with Brad Johnson throwing him the ball instead of Jon Kitna. (read: sarcasm)

  16. Fly 1-2-3 says: Oct 14, 2008 4:08 PM

    Nice job Reid.

  17. bavanlan says: Oct 14, 2008 4:08 PM

    Can this one actually cover someone?

  18. bbjay20 says: Oct 14, 2008 4:08 PM

    HAHA, what a joke Jerry Jones! Way to waste high draft picks for a chronic underachiever that’ll be a FA at the end of the year!

  19. Tyler Durden says: Oct 14, 2008 4:10 PM

    I’d like to know how they’re going to resolve the jersey situation.

  20. bakler5 says: Oct 14, 2008 4:14 PM

    This is slightly better for my fantasy team. Otherwise who cares. Just means more trouble for the boys

  21. daaa birds says: Oct 14, 2008 4:14 PM

    and the chad johnson meltdown in cinci is rejuvenated

  22. KurtisMantronik says: Oct 14, 2008 4:16 PM

    This is a desperate move by the Cowboys. A first-rounder, third rounder and sixth rounder with zero competition for the services of an overrated prima donna? I wish Jerry Jones was in my football pool.

  23. kb2120 says: Oct 14, 2008 4:18 PM

    Some kind of sign/trade deal I would have to imagine. Can’t believe they would give a 1st rd pick for a rental player…

  24. clint8782 says: Oct 14, 2008 4:33 PM

    Dang! That is so awesome.

  25. chinny says: Oct 14, 2008 4:36 PM

    The cowboys gave up a 1st 3rd and 6th rounder and the lions gave back a 7th rounder in 2009….wow…
    talk about over paying for roy williams….
    how are terrell owens and roy gonna get the ball? that is unless one of them is qb…..
    T-(how many games) till TO blows up?

  26. Grulks says: Oct 14, 2008 4:36 PM

    Hrm, one website said this was for a 2nd rounder in both ’09 and ’10, another says a 1st, 3rd, and 6th, but Dallas gets a 7th.
    If Dallas did the latter, JJ is just a complete moron. All that for a player you’re going to have to work an extension out or franchise??

  27. wydok says: Oct 14, 2008 4:37 PM

    Damn it, Eagles!

  28. Controlled Chaos says: Oct 14, 2008 4:40 PM

    Wow, this move reeks of desperation. A 1st, a 3rd and a 6th? That’s ridiculous. I wouldn’t give up anywhere near that for Roy Williams.

  29. Eagles fan JJ says: Oct 14, 2008 4:40 PM

    If the eagles gave up a first, third, and sixth pick for Roy Williams, I would be pissed.

  30. Sock_Puppet says: Oct 14, 2008 4:41 PM

    Tossing draft picks and then being forced to pay top dollar to keep Roy from hitting the market in FA is great news. I wonder what the over/under is before TO melts down? The only way Roy Williams makes the cowboys better is if he plays cornerback or quarterback. An extra receiver won’t help them overcome the string of losses coming. Thank you Jerry!

  31. HarrisonHits says: Oct 14, 2008 4:43 PM

    What a few days for the ‘Boys. The ticking TO timebomb just starting ticking about 4 times as fast. This is gonna be fun to watch ROFL.

  32. CountSnail says: Oct 14, 2008 4:43 PM

    That’s all fine and dandy, but who’s gonna throw them the ball? Who’s gonna pacify T.O when he’s only catching 3-5 balls a game?

  33. bryanGENE says: Oct 14, 2008 4:44 PM

    I almost thought I was watching ESPN by reading all these comments. Cowboy Haters…

  34. dustin_chandler says: Oct 14, 2008 4:44 PM

    You people are the same HATERS that probably said Randy Moss couldn’t get it done in New England!
    Now watch Roy Williams tear it up on a GOOD team.
    Learning the system just in time .. when Romo is back.
    you guys are screwed.

  35. Eagles fan JJ says: Oct 14, 2008 4:44 PM

    I wonder if the lions will use that first rounder to draft another WR?

  36. BarkingTuna says: Oct 14, 2008 4:45 PM

    Great… not only is he vastly underperforming for us fantasy owners, but now we get a second bye week out of him! Brad Johnson better get the ball into dude’s hands….

  37. techstar25 says: Oct 14, 2008 4:45 PM

    He better get used to being called Roy E. Williams from now on.

  38. WheresSeptien says: Oct 14, 2008 4:45 PM

    Cowboy Haters in full force today. I like the deal, it gives us Cowboy fans something to be happy about for a day or so. Especially after losing so many players in the last 48 hours. Whine and hate all u want, im happy.

  39. Ranger481VS says: Oct 14, 2008 4:45 PM

    JJ places high value on just being newsworthy. That, itself, is worth a couple of draft picks to him. Roy Williams is good, but not great. Cowgirls wayyy overpaid on this one.

  40. EskinSux says: Oct 14, 2008 4:45 PM

    The first game Williams has one more catch or TD than TO, his 12 year old mentality will hit overdrive, bank it….

  41. Osterhouse says: Oct 14, 2008 4:45 PM

    Mosley says no 1st rounder involved ur guy says there is…be interesting 2 see what happens

  42. 4G63 says: Oct 14, 2008 4:46 PM

    Copy. Paste in browser.
    http://www.freedomscope.com/nuclear_disaster.jpg

  43. fucanay says: Oct 14, 2008 4:46 PM

    Maybe this is a good thing for T.O. With two really big threats on either side, defenses will have to choose who to double cover. Once Romo is healthy, the Cowboys wideouts are going to be scary.

  44. doccims says: Oct 14, 2008 4:46 PM

    It will be intresting to see if Tony Romo is really buddy-buddy with TO or if He just had to bite his lip and put up with TO

  45. uCanTseeMe19 says: Oct 14, 2008 4:46 PM

    You can have Roy Williams, I will take the Eagles number 1 receiver, oh wait we we don’t have one.
    Thanks Andy!
    Next time the on the trade deadline, stop ordering food on the phone and make a phone call that will benefit this team!

  46. CaptainFantastik says: Oct 14, 2008 4:47 PM

    AWESOME! This is just the catalyst that will cause TO to rip that team apart from the inside out. Gotta love Jerry Jones, he still thinks he can buy a ring. LOL.

  47. bakler5 says: Oct 14, 2008 4:47 PM

    I hope he still starts this week. I am screwed fantasy wise if he doesn’t, not that he was doing much anyways.

  48. doccims says: Oct 14, 2008 4:49 PM

    If the eagles gave up a first, third, and sixth pick for anyone , Hell would freeze over

  49. raven bob says: Oct 14, 2008 4:50 PM

    T.O. will now officially destroy this team. There aint enough balls to go around

  50. arzcardinals says: Oct 14, 2008 4:50 PM

    1st round pick for a guy that’s going to hit free agency….IGNORANT!!! I don’t care who you are…that’s dumb!
    Play 10 games then leave…the meltdown could get even better. WOW!!!
    Jones will do ANYTHING to get the Cowboy’s off the negative press.
    They should have been thinking CB’s

  51. texasPHINSfan says: Oct 14, 2008 4:50 PM

    i heard it was a 1st, a 3rd, and a 6th with a 7th going back to them.
    wow, overpaying BIG time for a position you don’t really need. with them needing QB help and kicker help, why you’d give up damn near a farm for a WR when you already have 4 talented pass catchers is beyond me.
    stupid trade of this decade.

  52. vikes02 says: Oct 14, 2008 4:51 PM

    Now that Chad Ocho Cinco can’t/won’t go to Dallas, Cinci can try to trade him to Detroit, they need another WR!!

  53. Tony C says: Oct 14, 2008 4:51 PM

    Oh well, hope Roy Boy can play CB
    Jerry needs a CB and gets a WR
    And the clock for the T.O. blowup begins now…
    tick…tick…tick…

  54. tbpforlife says: Oct 14, 2008 4:52 PM

    I love the hate! Had RW been traded for by any of your teams you’d all be jacked up. This should actually free things up for TO, because he won’t be doubled and trippled every game. If Philly had gotten him as I had heard they were trying to, I’d be worried. As a fan of opposing team you have to be either lying or stupid to say that the thought of TO, Witten and RW running down the field doesn’t scare you.

  55. arzcardinals says: Oct 14, 2008 4:52 PM

    They might have been able to get Anquan from us for the same price at the end of the season….
    let’s see – Roy Williams for 10 games
    or Anquan for 4 years
    Jones is a FOOL!
    Roy’s good, but is going to play defense too?

  56. turdferguson says: Oct 14, 2008 4:54 PM

    Roy’s already on an airplane!
    I’m no Cowboys fan, so I’m glad they overpaid for 11. But, I am an NFL fan and I’m happy to see a great player go to a good team.
    Sad part is that now 3 more poor sap college kids will watch their football careers get flushed down the toilet after they are drafted by the Lions.

  57. kurt37 says: Oct 14, 2008 4:55 PM

    well thats good news for nfc north teams, wondering what the whining lil bitch(to) is gunna make of this

  58. swordsedge says: Oct 14, 2008 4:56 PM

    So, after nailing a bunch of draft picks this year, how many were supposed to make the team next year? Sounds like we got a stud to take away the double coverage from TO. Good deal.

  59. texasPHINSfan says: Oct 14, 2008 4:58 PM

    seriously, this is this decade’s version of the Herschel Walker trade. Roy Williams is good, but no where NEAR 1st,3rd, and 6th good. that is just ridiculous.
    overpayment for a position dallas doesn’t even need. i don’t get it. Detroit made out like a Bandit though. Too bad Millen isn’t there still to draft 3 more WR’s with those picks!

  60. Vox Veritas says: Oct 14, 2008 5:03 PM

    Yes haters, of course this is a bad move for the Cowboys.
    ha ha ha ha ha ha ha
    “Spin that shit, DJ!”

  61. vbeach31 says: Oct 14, 2008 5:03 PM

    Are u guys idiots, or just cowboy haterz, this trade is awesome. This wont allow teams to double team T.O and thus he will catch more passes..Lets be real, This creates the best 1_2_3 punch in the league with Witten. We can now put Crayton in the Slot where he belongs. All I have to say, is wait till Romo gets to play with his new toy..lol

  62. Vox Veritas says: Oct 14, 2008 5:07 PM

    “AWESOME! This is just the catalyst that will cause TO to rip that team apart from the inside out. Gotta love Jerry Jones, he still thinks he can buy a ring. LOL. ”
    Seriously man, do you know how stupid that sounds? Every team spends a lot of money every year trying to get a championship. The Cowboys are no different.

  63. Banterstein says: Oct 14, 2008 5:07 PM

    You know what I love about this, the Cowboys have sucked ever since Jerry Jones thought he was smart enough to make football decisions. The Cowboy dynasty was built through the draft by Jimmy Johnson, namely the Herschel Walker trade. Now Jerry is the Vikings. A 1,3 and a 6 for a 10 game rental?
    Their defense sucks anyway, not the offense..Wow. Mortgaging the future. Good luck. Hahaha

  64. bgrubb7 says: Oct 14, 2008 5:08 PM

    This seems like preparation for a TO exit after the season… What’s TO’s contract situation anyways?
    Or possibly Jerry Jones just did this to confuse Wade Phillips by having 2 Roy Williams on the team.??

  65. MarkP88 says: Oct 14, 2008 5:08 PM

    Ugh.
    I love the Cowboys…more than any well-adjusted person should love a football team. I even think Roy Williams is a good player.
    But a first, third, sixth and seventh for him? Is Jerry high?
    Did he learn nothing from the Galloway trade? I’ve always hated the Yankees “throw more money and big names at the problem” type of mentality. It almost never works.
    I hate it a lot more when it’s my team doing it. I sure hope I’m wrong in my assessment, but I think this was way too much to give up for a guy Detroit desperately wanted to dump before losing him for nothing in the off season.
    Mark

  66. ebr362 says: Oct 14, 2008 5:10 PM

    Wooohooooo, Party at Pacmans tonite!

  67. Vox Veritas says: Oct 14, 2008 5:10 PM

    “stupid trade of this decade. ”
    I would have picked the Dolphins trading two first round picks for Ricky Williams.

  68. svnrdr says: Oct 14, 2008 5:11 PM

    I wonder if he’s going to play corner replacing Pac’dman

  69. Tex Big Balls says: Oct 14, 2008 5:14 PM

    The Eagles are regretting not throwing $35M and picks to New England and now they’ve missed out again.
    The Cowboys now have a T.O./Witten/Williams for teams to deal with.
    This could either free up T.O. or cause him to explode. I want to believe he’d be man enough to deal with this well if it were the offseason but at this volatile time, i just can’t see it lasting for long.

  70. JZuluaga1 says: Oct 14, 2008 5:16 PM

    couldn’t they just have waited after the season and just signed him without having to give up their whole draft board?

  71. jbwbubba says: Oct 14, 2008 5:16 PM

    The Cowboys overpaid for Williams. I think Williams could be great, but its still a lot for a player they might still lose. Another topic would be, does T.O. stay around?? Main problem is that Romo is out for 4 weeks and it will take time for him and Roy to create chemistry; by that time it will be end of the season.

  72. empty13 says: Oct 14, 2008 5:21 PM

    jj betting he wont leave tx
    of course they now have 2 guys who wont go over the middle… witten will get a lot of balls till he goes down…
    double the diva!

  73. GhostofBuffalo says: Oct 14, 2008 5:25 PM

    Stupid move by Jones.
    No superbowl this year, guaranteed.

  74. Mbehavin2 says: Oct 14, 2008 5:25 PM

    Owens has gotta love reading this:
    “Cowboys owner Jerry Jones believes Williams is a game-breaker who provides an immediate boost to a faltering offense without quarterback Tony Romo and views him as a potential long-term solution as the eventual replacement for aging Terrell Owens, according to another high-ranking Cowboys source.”
    Probably should go buy a case of microwaveable popcorn. Or buy stock in popcorn.

  75. G-man says: Oct 14, 2008 5:28 PM

    My favorite part of this trade is the fact that Cowboys fans were on here earlier saying how they wouldn’t give up more than a 3rd for Williams.
    Apparently Jerry Jones feels differently.
    Suckers.

  76. cap2255 says: Oct 14, 2008 5:34 PM

    Can he play QB or DB? He’s probably better defensively than the other Roy Williams. The Cowboys could start their own version of the “wildcat” offense; calling it “T.O. gone wild” when he doesn’t get the ball.

  77. ebr362 says: Oct 14, 2008 5:35 PM

    Wow, thats alot of picks for someone who is only signed thru this year. You can tell Matt Millen had nothing to do with that theft!
    I hope for Dallas’ sake they got him to sign for added years before giving the house away. With Romo’s injury and the rest of the injuries in Dallas coupled with the strength of the nfc east, the Super bowl might not be in the cards for dem cowboys! But hey, it shortensd the draft day for them……

  78. Vox Veritas says: Oct 14, 2008 5:35 PM

    “Their defense sucks anyway, not the offense..Wow. Mortgaging the future. Good luck. Hahaha ”
    Are you trying to corner the market on overused cliches?

  79. Vox Veritas says: Oct 14, 2008 5:36 PM

    “This seems like preparation for a TO exit after the season… What’s TO’s contract situation anyways?”
    He got a new contract before the season.

  80. Vox Veritas says: Oct 14, 2008 5:37 PM

    “I wonder if he’s going to play corner replacing Pac’dman ”
    No, that’s gonna be 2008 first round draft pick Mike Jenkins.

  81. Vox Veritas says: Oct 14, 2008 5:39 PM

    “I hate it a lot more when it’s my team doing it. I sure hope I’m wrong in my assessment, but I think this was way too much to give up for a guy Detroit desperately wanted to dump before losing him for nothing in the off season.”
    They would have franchised him before they’d let him walk away scot-free.

  82. MrJJ says: Oct 14, 2008 5:39 PM

    Roy Williams isn’t going anywhere. Let me tell you haters about a new things in the CBA…it’s called the “Franchise Tag”. Roy Williams will be a Cowboy atleast until 2010. And by then, T.O. will be 36. Good move Jerry…

  83. EskinSux says: Oct 14, 2008 5:40 PM

    Perhaps…..They should have traded for a player who can block when the special teams unit ison the field…..That wasn’t a blocked punt, it was a mugging….

  84. Vox Veritas says: Oct 14, 2008 5:41 PM

    “of course they now have 2 guys who wont go over the middle”
    Dude, who are you talking about?

  85. Vox Veritas says: Oct 14, 2008 5:49 PM

    “They should have traded for a player who can block when the special teams unit ison the field”
    Maybe he can do that. Maybe the Eagirls can trade for fans that don’t go into hiding when they lose, too!

  86. EskinSux says: Oct 14, 2008 5:53 PM

    Wow….a 1st a 3rd and a 6th…..For a free agent……You sure as hell can tell Millen is gone now…….

  87. usty says: Oct 14, 2008 5:54 PM

    Alright, the cowboys did not “give up their whole draft board.” They have a TON of picks this year because of all the wheeling and dealing they do at draft time. I’m pretty sure they have a 2, 3, (2) 4, (2)5, 6, (2)7 in the draft for 2009. It’s not going to kill us and if anything it’ll open it up for TO more. It’s not like he’s been getting lots of balls lately anyway.

  88. ch0wfaced91 says: Oct 14, 2008 5:55 PM

    TO is gonna scream!

  89. bored_of_seinfeld_jokes says: Oct 14, 2008 5:55 PM

    Don’t care one bit what this means for the Cowboys. I do care a lot what this potentially means for the NFC North. Detroit suddenly has a bunch of extra draft picks and no Millen to squander them.

  90. Vox Veritas says: Oct 14, 2008 5:56 PM

    “Wow, this move reeks of desperation. A 1st, a 3rd and a 6th? That’s ridiculous. I wouldn’t give up anywhere near that for Roy Williams.”
    There are probably very good reasons why you’re not an NFL executive.

  91. nsutcb says: Oct 14, 2008 5:58 PM

    Considering the Patriots landed Moss for a 4th round pick, the Cowboys grossly overpaid to get Williams. Seriously, other than his lone Pro Bowl appearance, what has Roy Williams done? He’s the most overrated receiver since Ocho Cinco. Williams is not a winner, and I will give him 3, 2-catch performances before he starts complaining about not getting the ball.

  92. Vox Veritas says: Oct 14, 2008 5:58 PM

    “T.O. will now officially destroy this team. There aint enough balls to go around ”
    2006 is calling, raven bob.

  93. Gailikk says: Oct 14, 2008 5:59 PM

    As a non cowboy fan, Go 49ers, I have to agree that this is a good move. The cowboys are an 11 win team this years, even with an injured qb, so they give up a late first for a potential star at wr. And since rookie wrs take years to develop, they got one who should be able to play immediately and draw defenses toward him.
    Now granted, they paid a lot, but JJ is going to franchise him and pay him the money if he continues to play well. The only bad thing in this is if the Cowboys collapse from injuries and go 6-10 (not likely) and give up a top 15 pick. JJ has shown a tendency to trade picks for talent, so good move cowboys and great move Lions.
    I bet that the Lions remaining office personal are screaming at their trade and the benefits it will produce and how they now deserve to stay in their job. Oh well, maybe the 49ers draft won’t be so bad this year.

  94. EskinSux says: Oct 14, 2008 6:11 PM

    Let’s see…longhorn grads who have made an impact in the NFL….albeit recent……Ricky williams, Roy Williams, Cedric Benson, Vince Young……Is Baylor or SMU on an NFL schedule?

  95. Vox Veritas says: Oct 14, 2008 6:11 PM

    “But hey, it shortensd the draft day for them…… ”
    Good point. Cowboys could have used a 1st, 3rd and 6th looking for a quality #1 WR in the draft and still may not have gotten one. This way they get one for sure.
    Another reason why Jerry Jones is the best owner in the NFL. He doesn’t knock everything out of the park but he’s always trying. Yeahyeah, talk about playoff games… the way I see it, 22 of 32 franchises haven’t won the Super Bowl since the Cowboys won their last one.

  96. Vox Veritas says: Oct 14, 2008 6:14 PM

    “Considering the Patriots landed Moss for a 4th round pick, the Cowboys grossly overpaid to get Williams.”
    Sorry, but Moss is a verified slacker of a turd with so much baggage that it has to be shipped through the Panama Canal and he should cost way less than a guy like Roy Williams.

  97. mastae13 says: Oct 14, 2008 6:19 PM

    they should have gotten Boldin….hes a far superior WR. Then they would win the superbowl.

  98. Vox Veritas says: Oct 14, 2008 6:19 PM

    Romo, TO, Williams, Witten, Barber, Felix Jones… WOW

  99. northeagle says: Oct 14, 2008 6:22 PM

    Good move to get Roy Williams but way too pricey (two first day draft picks), no such thing as too many play makers IMO.
    Williams is in a great position to score a big contract from the Cowboys, at least Fitzgerald money. Jones has already invested 3 draft picks, he’ll be looking at least $12M a season plus $20M to $30M in guaranteed money – lucky he won’t have to worry about salary cap implications in the short term.
    A lot of money spent on the offence…

  100. CaptainFantastik says: Oct 14, 2008 6:29 PM

    “Seriously man, do you know how stupid that sounds? Every team spends a lot of money every year trying to get a championship. The Cowboys are no different.”
    ———————————————————————
    Yeah, but organizations that actually have a quality personnel people don’t have to break the bank and trade away their futures for over-rated “marquee” talent where it’s not needed………..especially when the star you already have there has been complaining loudly and has a history of busting up both his former teams. TO’s problem hasn’t been that he’s double-covered, his problem is that he’s never satisfied about the amount of touches even when he’s the most targeted guy in the entire offense. The amount of balls going his way will not increase with Williams on the team, regardless of the coverage. The amount of balls will decrease. And we all know what that means. Philly fans said it wouldn’t happen to them either. We all know how that turned out. Then many of you Dallas fans said Jerry was going to turn Pac Man around (another dunder-headed “marquee name” acquisition). We all know how that turned out too.
    Typical Jerry Jones, thinking that the acquisition of marquee names will equate to a championship. The only thing that separates Jerry Jones from Al Davis is that Jones allows at least a LITTLE more delegation of responsibility in his organization. I’m sure Jerry Jones will mirror Davis years down the road as paranoia and desperation set in.

  101. Tex Big Balls says: Oct 14, 2008 6:32 PM

    I think Boldin would’ve cost even more…albeit he is likely better at this point in their careers.
    With all the picks given up, Dallas still has 9 picks in the 7 rounds of the 2009 draft. If, and i realize this is a huge if, the Cowboys go deep into the playoffs or get a SB, I think Jerry Jones comes away pretty smart.
    As a Cowboy fan I’ll be the first to admit that Jerry Jones has serious flaws and puts a lot of undue pressure on the talented roster he created.
    This trade does not address a major need or come cheap. But every time I’ve seen Williams play, and it’s not like i get Sunday Ticket to watch the Lions, the guy lights it up.
    I’m cautiously optimistic about this.

  102. steve-o says: Oct 14, 2008 6:35 PM

    Hate to see you go, Roy….especially to the team I hate more than anyone else.You were always a class act, never putting down Detroit. By this time next year….everyone’s going to be saying “Terrell Who?”
    Good luck.

  103. nsutcb says: Oct 14, 2008 6:38 PM

    “Sorry, but Moss is a verified slacker of a turd with so much baggage that it has to be shipped through the Panama Canal and he should cost way less than a guy like Roy Williams.”
    That “verified slacker of a turd” puts up better numbers than Williams without even trying. Roy Williams has been a chronic underachiever since his days at Texas. We’ll see how he does in Dallas, I mean, he has to be an upgrade over Patrick Crayton right?
    Speaking of turds, Good Luck with Pacman.

  104. Vox Veritas says: Oct 14, 2008 6:44 PM

    “Wow….a 1st a 3rd and a 6th…..For a free agent”
    He’s not a free agent. He’s under contract to the Cowboys.

  105. EskinSux says: Oct 14, 2008 6:44 PM

    “Another reason Jerry Jones is the best owner in the NFL”…..The wifey gets some on a sunday night………..after you see him on the sidelines……admit it

  106. sfitz76 says: Oct 14, 2008 6:47 PM

    Stupid trade Jerry. Your offense isn’t the problem. What are you going to do at CB?

  107. Vox Veritas says: Oct 14, 2008 6:50 PM

    “Is Baylor or SMU on an NFL schedule? ”
    No… but the Eagirls are, and that’s almost as good. Last time Williams played the Eagirls he caught 9 passes for 204 yards.

  108. WildTurkey101 says: Oct 14, 2008 6:52 PM

    Now if Dallas could get Roy Williams UNC coach,now that would would be a hoot.

  109. T Romo says: Oct 14, 2008 6:52 PM

    Roy Williams was signed to a 5 year extension, haters. And T.O. was just signed to another 3 year deal before the season started…
    Now to be fair there’s an argument to be made that Jerry Jones gave up too much for him. Only time will tell, but I will say that the Cowboys *still* have 9 draft picks in 2009.

  110. Vox Veritas says: Oct 14, 2008 6:54 PM

    “at least $12M a season plus $20M to $30M in guaranteed money”
    Fitzgerald got 4 years, $40 million with $30M of it guaranteed.

  111. malpine says: Oct 14, 2008 6:56 PM

    I don’t think this was too much. Don’t think the two draft picks the Cowboys picked up with the Adam Jones suspension didn’t play into this. They got a 5th and 6th round from Tennessee.
    So essentially they gave up a 1st, 3rd and 6th, but got a 5th, 6th, 7th and ROY WILLIAMS!
    Also, don’t think Williams is gonna leave after the season. This is where he wants to be, as would any sane(and some insane) football player. Detroit was going to franchise him, so he wasn’t leaving unless Detroit wanted him gone.
    As for this being bad with TO…if the wins come, everyone, including TO will be happy.

  112. vegas42 says: Oct 14, 2008 7:06 PM

    You tell ’em Vox! Who cares about playoff wins anyway? If the Boys win the Super Bowl (or A playoff game this century), I’m sure we won’t have to listen to you gloat. Y’know, since playoff wins don’t matter.
    Seriously, though… All of TO’s acting out came when he was basically the ONLY option. I actually think he will thrive with the addition of another very good (not great) WR. I still think he might have a meltdown when Brad Johnson misses him on a deep route in about 2 games, but that’s beside the point… What is REALLY scary in my eyes is the effect this is bound to have on the Cowboys’ recently struggling running game. TO, Williams, Witten, even Crayton and Austin… Marion Barber just got a bunch of extra running room…

  113. Tekkens says: Oct 14, 2008 7:07 PM

    Yep – TO always melts down when there is a competing receiver on the roster – yep – let me see what was his name on the Eagles – oh – it wasn’t a receiver it was McPick the QB

  114. ronmexico says: Oct 14, 2008 7:12 PM

    “Vox Veritas says:
    October 14th, 2008 at 5:41 pm
    “of course they now have 2 guys who wont go over the middle”
    Dude, who are you talking about? ”
    I 2nd that question Vox. Does the person who made that comment watch football??? Randy Moss does not play for Dallas…therefore they have receivers that go across the middle. TO is known for running across the middle.
    Secondly, funny how all the Cowboy haters feel this is a “bad trade”. Of course, the haters think this is a bad trade…because their team didn’t sign Roy and made Dallas that much better by allowing Jerry to pick him up.

  115. Sock_Puppet says: Oct 14, 2008 7:32 PM

    “Another reason why Jerry Jones is the best owner in the NFL. He doesn’t knock everything out of the park but he’s always trying. Yeahyeah, talk about playoff games… the way I see it, 22 of 32 franchises haven’t won the Super Bowl since the Cowboys won their last one.”
    There you go, Vox, trying to equate a playoff win with the Super Bowl. Can the Cowboys at least try and win a Wildcard game? By the way, your Jerry man-love is kind of creepy.

  116. dixiedevils says: Oct 14, 2008 7:35 PM

    I’d like to point out for all those who said that Dallas overpaid, how many draft picks does one team need? Dallas still has NINE in next year’s draft. They are as follows:
    — 2nd
    — 3rd (From Cleveland) — 2008 draft-day trade
    — 4th (From Detroit) — 2008 draft-day trade
    — 4th
    — 5th (From Tennessee) — Now because of Pacman trade
    — 5th
    — 6th (From Miami) — Jason Ferguson trade
    — 7th (From Detroit) — Roy Williams trade
    — 7th
    So Dallas loses a Round 1 for Roy Williams? Dang, Dallas just drafted two first-round picks this year.

  117. Vox Veritas says: Oct 14, 2008 7:42 PM

    “Yeah, but organizations that actually have a quality personnel people don’t have to break the bank and trade away their futures for over-rated “marquee” talent where it’s not needed”
    Try a little objectivity. You’re talking about one of the youngest teams in the NFL. “trade away their future”? Seriously, you’re gonna get melodramatic on me? Are you seriously implying that this move will ensure that the Cowboys suck for the forseeable future? That’s what it sounds like.
    The Cowboys have done pretty well in the draft as of late. Heck, in the last draft alone they ended up taking a bunch of starter-quality guys who are backing up other guys that are better and/or more experienced, and that’s part of the reason why the “trade away their future” argument doesn’t fly. We’ll see who gets drafted with those traded picks, then we can make a determination. If three players, including at least one WR, could have been had that would make a bigger combined impact, you’ll have a point. I will say that if we had been informed that the Cowboys could have made this trade and didn’t, I’d be pissed off if the Cowboys couldn’t get a top WR out of the draft that could come in and contribute immediately. I’ve watched enough football to know that quality NFL-caliber WRs don’t grow on trees and there are more misses than hits in the top end of the draft.
    Yeah I’ll give up a first, third and a sixth from next year’s draft because I don’t know that there’s anybody better than Roy Williams in there. Go ahead and roll the dice, maybe you’ll get lucky, maybe you’ll get the next Mike Williams or Javon Walker or Antonio Bryant or Troy Williamson or etc etc
    “especially when the star you already have there has been complaining loudly”
    Only after losses.
    “and has a history of busting up both his former teams.”
    You know, that’s a plus on his resume as far as I’m concerned. Why do I care that he busted up the Eagirls and 49ers? I rooted for him every step of the way.
    “Typical Jerry Jones, thinking that the acquisition of marquee names will equate to a championship.”
    Wow, you’re arguing against logic, here. Is Roy Williams an upgrade over Patrick Crayton or not?
    “The only thing that separates Jerry Jones from Al Davis is that Jones allows at least a LITTLE more delegation of responsibility in his organization. I’m sure Jerry Jones will mirror Davis years down the road as paranoia and desperation set in. ”
    Have you been drinking bitter beer?

  118. Vox Veritas says: Oct 14, 2008 7:43 PM

    “That “verified slacker of a turd” puts up better numbers than Williams without even trying.”
    Oh yeah? Well my dad can beat up your dad.

  119. Vox Veritas says: Oct 14, 2008 7:45 PM

    ““Another reason Jerry Jones is the best owner in the NFL”…..The wifey gets some on a sunday night………..after you see him on the sidelines……admit it ”
    She sure does! We drank up all your beer, by the way. She said remind you to pick up some on your way home.

  120. Vox Veritas says: Oct 14, 2008 7:46 PM

    “Stupid trade Jerry. Your offense isn’t the problem. What are you going to do at CB? ”
    Wellllll hoooow about using the guy that they spent a first round draft pick on this year?

  121. grandy28 says: Oct 14, 2008 7:54 PM

    As a Lions “fan”, I have to ask all the Cowboys fans who like the trade…just what type of player do you think Roy Williams is? This is a guy who Lions fans have been ripping on for years because of his attitude. A guy who has a STUPID celebration for every first down; who celebrates TDs eventhough the team is down three scores (the Sunday Night Green Bay game 2 years ago); a guy who has been crying to the media for the past few years of his wish to play in his hometown; a guy who ripped into every Lions QB not named Jon Kitna and a guy whose talent level disappears from time to time. While I thank Roy for his talent and the good things he did while he was here, this is an “addition by subtraction move” for the Lions. If Cowboys fans think the got a “great” player in Roy, I think you’re going to be sorely mistaken. I won’t deny the fact that it free up TO, Witten and MBIII, but I shudder at the thought of having your two WRs being divas.
    As for the Lions, like I said, its an addition by subtraction move, and getting the picks is a good as the GM making the draft selections. My only fear is the Martin Mayhew locked up the GM job with this trade, which would be horrible.

  122. Vox Veritas says: Oct 14, 2008 8:00 PM

    “You tell ‘em Vox! Who cares about playoff wins anyway?”
    Playoff wins are great, but the entire point of the season and post-season is to win the Super Bowl. Any season that doesn’t end in a Super Bowl victory is a failure as far as I’m concerned as a fan. Playoff wins + no Super Bowl win is like kissing your sister. Well I don’t have a sister so let’s say Eskin’s sister. My standards are unreasonably high but there you go. You can all rest assured that if the Cowboys don’t win the Super Bowl after this or any season, I’ll see that season as a failure.

  123. Vox Veritas says: Oct 14, 2008 8:01 PM

    “There you go, Vox, trying to equate a playoff win with the Super Bowl. Can the Cowboys at least try and win a Wildcard game? By the way, your Jerry man-love is kind of creepy. ”
    Are you guys taking stupid pills today?

  124. grandy28 says: Oct 14, 2008 8:07 PM

    OMT…to those Dallas fans who are saying that what the Cowboys gave up isn’t that big of a deal, from the standpoint that JJ was basically bidding against himself, you all should be somewhat angry. All the talk in the Detroit media said that the Cowboys were the only contenders and that the only other real contender for the Roy sweepstakes was possibly Miami. From what the beatwriters are saying, Philly and San Fran weren’t in the mix b/c they weren’t willing to go as high as possibly a 3rd round pick. The feeling going around Detroit the past two weeks was that the best case scenario was dealing Roy for a conditional 3rd, that could possibly escalate to a 2nd.

  125. kayC says: Oct 14, 2008 8:12 PM

    Meh. It’s a decent move. They overpaid, but chances are they’ll have a low first rounder anyway, so it’s not like they’re giving up the third or fourth overall pick.
    If it were anybody but Jerry Jones, who seems to focus a little too much on flash at the expense of substance (*cough* PACMAN *cough*), I’d give them the benefit of the doubt. But his recent history makes me a little skeptical that Roy Williams will be worth those three picks. The addition of Williams certainly won’t make them worse, though, and I guess the Cowboys have a pick or two to spare. If I were a Dallas fan, I’d be ambivalent about the trade. They got a good player, they gave up too much for him. Can’t say anything more about it until five or six weeks down the road– I think we’ll have a pretty good idea of how it worked out for them then.

  126. daaa birds says: Oct 14, 2008 8:40 PM

    “As for this being bad with TO…if the wins come, everyone, including TO will be happy.”
    T.O. got to the super bowl with the Eagles and wasnt happy. Also, “cowboy hater” infers that other teams’ fans look up to them. dumb. i doubt any team thinks the cowboys are unbeatable, even with williams who will play the same role this year as he did in detroit alongside calvin johnson, where he has 3 more catches than greg lewis, the Eagles 4th string receiver.

  127. Vox Veritas says: Oct 14, 2008 8:41 PM

    “As a Lions “fan”, I have to ask all the Cowboys fans who like the trade…just what type of player do you think Roy Williams is? This is a guy who Lions fans have been ripping on for years because of his attitude.”
    No personal disrespect intended, but I might have a bit of a ‘tude if I had to play in Detroit with the way the joint has been run since Williams was drafted. Heard a lot of things about a lot of guys but I’ve seen a lot of guys get a lot better with a change of scenery. The guy’s obviously got a lot of talent, and he’s coming back to a place that he never wanted to leave in the first place. Texas. What kind of player do I think he is? I think he’s a really good player with the potential to be a great player.

  128. Vox Veritas says: Oct 14, 2008 8:45 PM

    “OMT…to those Dallas fans who are saying that what the Cowboys gave up isn’t that big of a deal, from the standpoint that JJ was basically bidding against himself, you all should be somewhat angry.”
    He wasn’t bidding against himself. He was bidding against the Lions themselves. They could have just held onto him, you know. I promise you, they would have franchised him after this season, no way they would let him walk away for nothing… and then it would have cost two firsts to get him.

  129. Vox Veritas says: Oct 14, 2008 8:53 PM

    “T.O. got to the super bowl with the Eagles and wasnt happy.”
    Then there was the contract thing, which was the REAL reason he wasn’t happy. All the Eagirls had to do was guarantee a bonus. He’d be a happy Eagirl right now. Even with his struggles this season, he’s got more TD catches (5) than all Eagirls WRs combined (3).

  130. grandy28 says: Oct 14, 2008 9:41 PM

    “He wasn’t bidding against himself. He was bidding against the Lions themselves. They could have just held onto him, you know. I promise you, they would have franchised him after this season, no way they would let him walk away for nothing… and then it would have cost two firsts to get him.”
    He was bidding against himself. Look, the Lions just don’t have the money to franchise Roy Williams, and it hasn’t worked with the guys they’ve franchised in the past (Cory Redding). With Calvin’s huge contract, the money paid to guys like Redding, White, Backus, and their past high picks like Cherilus, Sims, even Charles Rodgers for crying out loud, now throw in probably the #1 overall pick in ’09, the $ just isn’t there to pay Roy a top 5 WR salary.Plus, you CANNOT hamstring a new GM with the salary cap ramifications of franchising Roy and having to find the money for the #1 overall. Jones overreacted (which he’s done in the past…Galloway?), and the Lions bit on the deal. Say Jones didn’t offer what he did, the writing was on the wall that Roy had to be dealt. The Lions would’ve jumped on the best deal at 3:59PM EST, even if it was a 5th rounder from KC. When a guy like Randy Moss is dealt for a 4th, Brees for not much, Vilma for nothing, getting a 1st, 3rd and 6th for a slightly above average WR with issues means only one thing…desparation.

  131. grandy28 says: Oct 14, 2008 9:45 PM

    “No personal disrespect intended, but I might have a bit of a ‘tude if I had to play in Detroit with the way the joint has been run since Williams was drafted.”
    Please Vox, none taken. The Lions are the WORST franchise in pro sports and that includes the WNBA. The only problem is that it somehow still has a rabid fanbase DYING for a winner, and with all the problems facing the city and the state, nobody wants to hear a multimillionaire b*tch about anything.

  132. infamous86 says: Oct 14, 2008 10:00 PM

    To all you haters……Dallas basically gave up a 1st rounder for the other Roy Williams………..they had an extra third round pick and an extra sixth round pick to spare…….I hear these MFs on her talking about Dallas is short on winning…….last time I checked Jerry Jones has 3 Super Bowl rings………thats what the NFL is about……RINGS!! The only MFs that can talk success with Dallas fans are the Niners fans and Steelers fans……the rest of you beeeeeeeyatches need to find a way to catch up!!!!!! Roy Williams was also signed to a 5 yr extension for you dumb asses thinking that Jerry Jones doesnt have any moxy. F**k yal haters

  133. Vox Veritas says: Oct 14, 2008 11:21 PM

    “He was bidding against himself. Look, the Lions just don’t have the money to franchise Roy Williams”
    Yes they do. The Fords have plenty of money and fitting a top 5 salary under the cap is a matter of juggling contracts, at worst. You don’t even have to be under the cap until March. The cap is going up again next year anyway. The NFL has already said that it’s going to be at least $123 million, that’s at least a $7 million increase for next year and it’ll probably be more than that. You’re fooling yourself to think that they’d just let him walk. We’re not talking about Cory Redding, here. The Lions wanted to keep him and he wasn’t opposed to staying, but he wanted to get paid. Franchising him was a way for the Lions to buy some time to negotiate a contract that would make him happy. Franchising Redding absolutely worked for the Lions. Of course the money’s there. The cap space would be there too.

  134. favrewillplay4ever says: Oct 14, 2008 11:35 PM

    first, detroit did make a good deal. getting 3 picks for a wide receiver that didn’t want to even be there was a good haul. washington tried getting chad and didn’t even offer as much. there is NO DOUBT that chad johnson is a better receiver than roy williams is there dallas fans? thought not. detroit needed to stockpile as many draftpicks as they can for the upcoming years. plain and simple, they had to get rid of him and they did the best they could have. even if dallas finishes strong, what are their chances of winning the superbowl? 10% best case scenario? later picks have just as much opportunity to develop into good players as early ones. colston is arguably the best receiver from his class is he not? look what new england did with all their late first round picks. richard seymour was the only top 10 pick that they had on their superbowl teams. no one can blame detroit for this trade. if they draft poorly, that’s one thing, but they got excellent value for roy.
    second, dallas didn’t make that bad of a trade for him. he is going to be one of the top #2 receivers in the league. it was a lot to give up for him, but he should no doubt open up lanes for owens, witten, crouton, mbIII and the rest of the gang. he just needs to keep his attitude in check. he is no doubt better than any first round receiver they would bring in next year. he should contribute more immediately as well. there are not many trades like this of recent memory. the most comparable trade was the jared allen trade. allen might be a good end, but everyone can agree that they gave up too much for him. i would say allen and williams have the same level of talent. dallas gave up one less third rounder for him. the picks were also almost guaranteed later picks in their respective rounds that dallas sent compared to the ones minnesota sent. the price you pay for other players under contract is always less than you pay for them on the open market. if roy had reached free agency, his asking price ($)would have been significantly higher (think bernard berrian) because the team would have not given as much draftpick wise. dallas saved themseslves caproom and money by locking him up. there is the idea of the uncapped year, but how many of us believe it is really going to go that far?
    vox, please don’t forget to add the packers to your list of champions. they have more championships than your beloved cowboys. they have won the big dance more recently than your cowboys as well. it is immature to call the eagles the shegles or whatever you do. instead of attacking someone that does not agree with you, be a bigger man than that.
    in conclusion, dallas did give up alot to accuire williams, but in the end, if detroit drafts well, both teams should benefit well in the long run. also, brad childress is quite possibly the worst coach in the history of the game.

  135. BrianDorry55 says: Oct 15, 2008 12:50 AM

    I’d like to propose a “No Cowboys News” Clause on this website…Considering ESPN spends about 5 hours a day talking about anything and everything that goes on with the Cowboys…I think it would be awesome if we could go on this website without having to hear about these clowns…Good for Dallas…it still won’t be enough to beat Tampa in 2 weeks.

  136. manofaiki says: Oct 15, 2008 1:10 AM

    Crap! When Romo comes back healthy in 3-4 weeks Roy Williams should be pretty in tune with the offense.
    Who do the Defensive Coordinator’s double team?
    Owens?
    That leaves Roy Williams, Crayton, Witten/Bennett, Barber/Jones out there 1 on 1.
    Williams? That leaves Owens, Crayton, Witten/Bennett, Barber/Jones 1 on 1.
    As it stands now the other teams have been doubling TO and with no other deep threat they have been forcing Tony to throw underneath to Crayton or dump off ot Witten or Barber.
    That all just ended.

  137. dallastexasrepresenta says: Oct 15, 2008 12:04 PM

    Say Mane all of yall are so ignorant. Obviously this is a good move for the cowboys. Ive been following Roy Williams Since his freshman year at UT. He is a great player. He makes great plays and he is not a drama queen. He is a football player. He is originally from texas and thats where he want to be. Close to his family. He will be with the cowboys for years to come. And as far as drama with T.O. because of this move that is just retarted. T.O. dosents get the catches he wants because of the fact that he is constantly double teamed game to game. With the addition of Roy, opposing teams will not be able to double team either Roy, Or T.O. Our bigest concern as a team is Romo getting healthy. We now have T.O., Roy, Witten, and Crayten catching the ball. Plus marion the barbarion. And a great rookie at Felix Jones. Opposing defenses wont know what hit them. Thow in the towl nfc East cuzz Dallas got this Sold Up!!

  138. dallastexasrepresenta says: Oct 15, 2008 12:19 PM

    Yuh!! dtown stay down!! yall know how we do thangs up in texas!! come down to dallas talkin down bet cha wont leave wittout a cap in yuh!

  139. DAWKPHAN says: Oct 15, 2008 1:26 PM

    I Bet that dalastexas is proud to have you representing them “up in texas” And I don’t think anyone is ready to THOW in the TOWL just yet CUZZ it is only week 6 and nobody has anything SOLD up. but then again we are ignorant MANE.

  140. jimicos says: Feb 18, 2009 10:15 AM

    Kilroy was here.

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