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$27 MILLION GUARANTEED FOR WILLIAMS

Prior reports indicated that new Cowboys receiver Roy Williams would sign a five-year, $45 million deal with $20 million in guaranteed money.
Per Adam Schefter of NFL Network, the guaranteed money is $27 million.
And that number matches the total value of the three-year extension Terrell Owens signed earlier this year.
You sure you’re still OK with that arrangement, T.O.?

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24 Responses to “$27 MILLION GUARANTEED FOR WILLIAMS”
  1. JimmySmith says: Oct 19, 2008 8:10 AM

    When you have as much talent as the Cowboys have, the only way to destruct is from within and the easiest way to do that is to pay a big contract to someone that comes from outside the organization too much money, money they haven’t earned, money that will become a sore spot for the poor bastard busting his butt every week for a lot less money.
    Thank you Jerry Jones, you have done what you had to do to insure the Cowboys wouldn’t be a contender come January and beyond. What an idiot.

  2. promichael says: Oct 19, 2008 8:18 AM

    The Cowboys 3rd and 6th pick in the 2009 draft may have
    been two picks they should not have afforded the Detroit
    Lions for Roy Williams. However Williams is a good enough
    receiver (similar to Owens but younger). He will Compliment
    Terrell Owens in the present and be a replacement to Owens
    as he ages. Owens who is now 34 years old can not expect to
    perform at the same level for much longer. The knock on Roy
    williams is that he is a malcontent individual. Players are
    never content with the Detroit Lions. Barry Sanders would
    have played longer but no one wants to stay with the Lions,
    a team that can not keep winners in the organization.

  3. Vox Veritas says: Oct 19, 2008 8:44 AM

    “What about it? I mean, I can’t be concerned about somebody else’s contract. I mean, I have a contract in place. Why should I be worried about something else?”

  4. otis says: Oct 19, 2008 9:20 AM

    im waiting for the game that 11 catches more balls than 81, and they lose..
    get yo popcone ready !

  5. fordman84 says: Oct 19, 2008 9:46 AM

    Who cares?

  6. Gfunk says: Oct 19, 2008 9:50 AM

    Wow, talk about overpaying. That’s disgusting on Jerrruh’s part.

  7. swordsedge says: Oct 19, 2008 10:26 AM

    I love how everyone complains about how Jerry pays his players, but then certain fans *cough Eagles’ cough* bemoan the fact that their organization won’t pay up to stay competitive.

  8. Vox Veritas says: Oct 19, 2008 10:26 AM

    “When you have as much talent as the Cowboys have, the only way to destruct is from within and the easiest way to do that is to pay a big contract to someone that comes from outside the organization too much money, money they haven’t earned, money that will become a sore spot for the poor bastard busting his butt every week for a lot less money.”
    Reminds me of Joe Johnson. Only Joe Johnson sucked.

  9. Vox Veritas says: Oct 19, 2008 10:30 AM

    “im waiting for the game that 11 catches more balls than 81, and they lose..”
    As if that hasn’t already happened with other guys.

  10. Bill In DC says: Oct 19, 2008 10:31 AM

    Vox,
    Amazing the number of people who think that the way to appear intelligent is to be critical of anything someone, like an NFL Owner, does.
    That’s all this is. If they would happen to look, TO’s troubles in Philly were not about his money vs someone else’s and Williams contract is pretty much the going rate for Pro Bowl WR these days. TO has his last contract and, if anything, you’d have to say Dallas overpaid for him, not for Roy Williams.

  11. baniad says: Oct 19, 2008 10:39 AM

    They gave up way too much to get him and then theu overpaid for him to stay. Nice work Jerry.

  12. northeagle says: Oct 19, 2008 10:41 AM

    Hey, good for Roy Williams – why not take advantage of the situation? Cowboys gave up all those draft picks for him, of course they’re going to pay large to make Roy happy. The trade probably would not have gone down if there wasn’t a prior arrangement between Jerry and Roy/Roy’s agent.

  13. Bob Loblaw says: Oct 19, 2008 11:11 AM

    Florio. You are obviously needing for this to be a train wreck. If you weren’t just a hack (without the access of a real member of the media) you could just text this straigt to Terrell, and incite the riot you crave.

  14. northeagle says: Oct 19, 2008 11:20 AM

    FYI
    Offense (length of contract\total amount\guaranteed money)
    romo – 6 years\ 67M\ 30M G
    barber – 7 years\ 45M\17M G
    owens – 3 years\ 27M\ 27M G
    williams – 5 years\ 45M\ 27M G
    crayton – 4 years\ 14M\ 6M G
    witten – 6 years\ 29M\ 12M G
    adams – 6 years\ 44M\ 15M G
    kosier – 5 years\ 15M\ 5M G
    gurode – 6 years\ 30M\ 10M G
    davis – 7 years\ 50M\ 19M G
    colombo – 2 years\ 7M\ 5M G
    Defence (length of contract\total amount\guaranteed money)
    canty – 1 year\ 2M
    ratliff – 5 years\ 20.5M\ 8M G
    spears – 5 years\ 9.35M\ 6.7M G
    ellis – 2 years\ 8M
    james – 5 years\ 20M\ 8M G
    thomas – 4 years\ 19M\ 2M G
    ware – 5 years\ 13M\ 10M G – free agent 2010
    newman – 6 years\ 50M\ 22.5M G
    henry – 3 years\ 18M\ 12M G
    hamlin – 6 years\ 37.5M\ 15M G
    williams – 4 years\ 30M\ 11M G
    Special Teams
    folk – 4 years 1.8M
    mcbriar – 5 years 8.5M

  15. M.E.T.H.O.D. Man says: Oct 19, 2008 11:24 AM

    Having roy opposite T.O. instead of Crayton or Hurd is going to drastically increase his touches. Man to man coverage every play on a guy the size of a linebacker is almost unfair for a CB.
    People don’t understand what pisses T.O. off. Owens wants to get the ball (naturally), but he also wants to win. If Romo comes back from his injury in his old form (which should happen), the Cowboys are a filthy team.
    (filthy having a very positive connotation)

  16. Vox Veritas says: Oct 19, 2008 11:37 AM

    I hear that, Bill in DC. Lee Evans got a similar contract with the Bills a couple weeks ago. Actually at 4 years, $37.5 million his contract averages out to more than $9 mil per season. No biq squawks from PFT Planet. In fact the deal was praised by most that cared to comment. His next Pro Bowl appearance will be his first.

  17. FloriosLoveChild says: Oct 19, 2008 11:38 AM

    I love how everyone complains about how Jerry pays his players, but then certain fans *cough Eagles’ cough* bemoan the fact that their organization won’t pay up to stay competitive.
    Excuse me assclown,
    Even though I have a fondness for Andy Reid and his management that ranks right up there with a contraction of syphillis ( sorry, Kellen), the Eagles rarely get outbid for players THAT THEY REALLY WANT. There’s the caveat. That’s their only saving grace. If they target a player in FA, he’s signed Day One.
    Now that being said, the talent evaulation by this organization is akin to Pacman Jones using travelers checks at a strip bar: Not exactly what was expected to happen.
    All that being said, the whole Gonzo crash and burn was a spectacular failure that will be felt throughout the season. But it had nothing to do with money.
    From all indications, King Carl really had zero intentions to deal TG to anyone unless he recieved a windfall in return, which would legitimize a player of his ilk being dealt.
    Just looking from afar, anyone that even casually watches the Chiefs and their personnel dept transactions can see one thing that is abundantly clear:
    Carl isn’t the one with egg on his face after any deal. And yes, he’ll cut off his nose to spite his face.
    Do I still think it was a drastic error by Philadelphia? Absolutely. But it had nothing to do with money. This management is arrogant and stubborn but they certainly aren’t stupid.

  18. Vox Veritas says: Oct 19, 2008 11:41 AM

    Thanks for the info, northeagle. Everybody but Canty is locked up for the next two years at least! I guess he and Colombo will be next to get extensions.

  19. Bob Loblaw says: Oct 19, 2008 11:52 AM

    Hey! That owner is an a$$hole. He wants to win so bad, that he spends money on his team?!?!? COME ON! He should fall in line and underpay for talent and overcharge for parking and concessions like half the other teams in the league.
    JJ gives back to DFW and the NFL more thany any other owner in the league, and it’s not close.

  20. empty13 says: Oct 19, 2008 12:32 PM

    $200K for the pacman debacle too! jj is such a giving guy!

  21. Vox Veritas says: Oct 19, 2008 1:27 PM

    “Do I still think it was a drastic error by Philadelphia? Absolutely. But it had nothing to do with money. This management is arrogant and stubborn but they certainly aren’t stupid. ”
    I agree that they don’t get outbid for guys that they really want… but look at the guys who they’ve put big money on and how they’ve worked out. TO, Jevon Kearse, Darren Howard, Asante Samuel, Takeo Spikes ($4.5 mil for one season after trading a draft pick and Darwin Walker). Could be argued that Samuel’s the best of the lot, but is he really making a difference? Who did I miss? I’m not saying that they’re stupid but they might want to stay away from the free agency/trading aspect.

  22. spanky07 says: Oct 19, 2008 4:46 PM

    Jerry Jones was a college lineman (yeah, that is funny)…he should realize that no matter who or how much you pay these stars…its those big boys blocking up front that will determine how far the Boys go…it’s always been that way…always will be….
    If you give any NFL caliber QB enough time with just decent receivers…he’ll shred a defense…

  23. patmc says: Oct 20, 2008 1:26 AM

    Anyone who thinks that buying stars will translate to wins is just silly. Just look at what Dan Snyder used to do. Big money seems to make for bad team chemistry. I’m no capologist, but I can’t see how dallas can continue to pay everybody with those numbers listed above. I see them becoming a doormat within the next few years because they’ll have to let players go just like what happened after they gave deion that big contract.

  24. detroitlionsnfl says: May 18, 2012 7:18 PM

    Roy Williams actually gets paid to2 drop footballs still? I remember when he could actually play…

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