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Phillips, Jones say they want Roy Williams back

Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Roy Williams is due $12.95 million in 2010, which is an awfully steep price to pay for a player who had 38 catches for 596 yards in 2009.

But while it’s probably safe to say that Cowboys owner Jerry Jones would prefer not to be paying that kind of money for a player giving his team that kind of production, Jones says he does want Williams back on the Cowboys for the 2010 season. At the press conference announcing the return of Wade Phillips, Jones was asked about Williams, and the owner praised Williams’ work ethic and talent.

“I think we’ve got a player who has the will and, I think, we have the ability,” Jones said of Williams.

Jones acknowledged that “His contract is a major consideration,” but Jones said a bigger consideration is his belief that Williams has the talent to be an elite NFL wide receiver.

Phillips also said he likes the potential Williams has for improving the team, and he said he viewed Williams’ lack of production as the fault of the coaches, not the player.

“I’m disappointed more in myself than in him,” Phillips said. “I’ve got to find a way to help him be better within the whole scheme.”

If the coaches can’t figure out how to help Williams be better within the Cowboys’ offensive scheme, they’ll have the league’s most expensive role player in 2010.

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34 Responses to “Phillips, Jones say they want Roy Williams back”
  1. ☻☼CBS, FOX, ESPN, NFLN nbc says: Jan 21, 2010 2:34 PM

    Instead of flat dropping passes, I wish R. Williams would tip balls, maximizing the possibility for INT’s

  2. crunchtyme says: Jan 21, 2010 2:35 PM

    hey jerry…..pay me 100k and i’ll catch 40 balls for ya………………..get rid of roy he’s terrible, only team he cares about is TEXAS

  3. Florio-is-a-tool says: Jan 21, 2010 2:36 PM

    Jerry Jones ever admit a mistake? Not in this lifetime.

  4. darrius_heyward-bey-butterfingers says: Jan 21, 2010 2:38 PM

    34-3
    34-3
    34-3
    Cow Down!!

  5. Contra says: Jan 21, 2010 2:38 PM

    Mistake #1 – Thinking you could beat the Vikings.
    Mistake #2 – Giving Wade a 3-year extension.
    Mistake #3 – Wanting Roy Williams back.
    Do these clowns ever learn? Its a shame that “America’s Team” got its first win in the playoffs in what…13 years or so?

  6. edgy1957 says: Jan 21, 2010 2:39 PM

    Get rid of him. They need to get rid of him and let the younger guys get the chance to blossom. They could put Hurd or Ogletree in his spot and I’m sure that they will be able to drop as many passes as he could for 1/4 the price. It’s fairly obvious that Romo doesn’t believe in him and when he dorps passes early, Romo doesn’t go back to him and they effectively lose one weapon for the reast of the game.

  7. jibfest says: Jan 21, 2010 2:39 PM

    Scheme? It was a horrible trade that there is no coming back from. I would want him around too if I gave up three draft picks.

  8. RumorMongering says: Jan 21, 2010 2:40 PM

    I figured we wouldn’t get a mea culpa from the notorious ego maniac who made one of the worst trades in the history of the NFL.

  9. mooremi9 says: Jan 21, 2010 2:41 PM

    Roy Williams is currently fighting with his sexual identity. How can you expect him to catch passes when he has this internal struggle going on right now? Hopefully he will have it figured out come September

  10. Achavez67 says: Jan 21, 2010 2:41 PM

    He dropped as many balls as a cheap hooker on a busy night!

  11. DeBoe says: Jan 21, 2010 2:47 PM

    The Cowboys are doomed for mediocrity in 2010.
    I would rather be a fan of the Detroit Lions in 2010, because you have to believe the Lions will at least get a little better. Dallas will go backwards with Bum Phillips and Roy Williams.

  12. Bill In DC says: Jan 21, 2010 2:49 PM

    Nope. The Redskins ‘fat tub of lard’ Haynesworth is the leagues most expensive role player (he plays the role of a starting DT, but not very often).

  13. Youngone says: Jan 21, 2010 2:51 PM

    Thought this was about the Safety….now that would be funny

  14. oldskool says: Jan 21, 2010 2:53 PM

    If I give up a first-round pick in 2009, plus a third- and sixth-rounder that year for Williams and a seventh-round pick in ’10, I’d save face and say I wanted him back too..

  15. gopher says: Jan 21, 2010 2:55 PM

    I believe Jerry Jones loves to speak and is positive about everything. He brags about Williams is like trying to make chicken salad out of chicken s—. He loves to talk and is very good at it.

  16. Chapnasty2 says: Jan 21, 2010 3:01 PM

    I think JJ was pretty confident about TO as well. We may see him somewhere else in a month or so.

  17. oraph says: Jan 21, 2010 3:09 PM

    translation – We gave up all kinds of ass to get a borderline #2 WR.. he is more valuable on the team then off and if we release him now we admit to monumental mistake.
    we suck,
    Jerry

  18. Chapnasty2 says: Jan 21, 2010 3:19 PM

    @ debo
    Can you please explain why they are desitned for mediocracy? Same team will be becak next year and there is a possiblity that Jerry will win what will surely be a pissing contest for Karlos Dansby. It is one thing to hate on the Cowboys, but have some self respect and do it in an accurate manner.

  19. RIP__21 says: Jan 21, 2010 3:24 PM

    oraph says:
    January 21, 2010 3:09 PM
    translation – We gave up all kinds of ass to get a borderline #2 WR.. he is more valuable on the team then off and if we release him now we admit to monumental mistake.
    we suck,
    Jerry
    ————————————————–
    Thats good anaylsis Oprah. Now pass the buttered rolls.

  20. Jackson says: Jan 21, 2010 3:31 PM

    # Chapnasty2 says: January 21, 2010 3:01 PM
    I think JJ was pretty confident about TO as well. We may see him somewhere else in a month or so.
    ____________
    exactly. not sure what press conference you were watching/listenting to Michael, but I did not get the overall impression from Jerry and Wade that they want him back. they acknowledged the lack of production, the contract, etc.
    I bet he’s gone. that’s too much money to deal with. you can two solid free agents at any position for that price.

  21. nosleN boB says: Jan 21, 2010 3:34 PM

    Sounds like there is potential for a “schism”, eh?

  22. sdffa11 says: Jan 21, 2010 3:44 PM

    they need to cut him and use the extra money to pay miles austin.

  23. Hap says: Jan 21, 2010 3:54 PM

    I’d like to keep as many playaz in tact as possible for another sweep of Florio’s Eagles.

  24. overkil2 says: Jan 21, 2010 4:08 PM

    Best thing you can do is admit you screwed up and find someone to replace him and your #1.
    Fins are going through the same crap with Tedd Ginn. Well, at least we only drafted him in the first round and he is a lot cheaper.
    Cut your losses. At least demote them to 3rd stringers. Maybe that will light a fire under their ass.

  25. Obeah says: Jan 21, 2010 4:18 PM

    Jerry wanted TO back this time last year.

  26. SmackDaddy says: Jan 21, 2010 5:03 PM

    $9.5 million of that money is guaranteed and is due next month. The question is then: Can I find a receiver as good for better for $3 million?
    He’ll probably keep him for ’10 and then he’s done.

  27. ThePragmatist says: Jan 21, 2010 5:08 PM

    “And Giants, Redskins, and Eagles fans suddenly feel a little bit better about their day.”
    See, there was actually an appropriate place to use that line today.

  28. Popeye says: Jan 21, 2010 5:19 PM

    @ mooremi9
    I guess you have your gaydar on full blast!!!
    HAHHAHA LA-WHO-SERRRRRRRRRR!!!

  29. Gabrielsdad237 says: Jan 21, 2010 5:21 PM

    The reason they will bring Roy Williams back is his contract. They have to pay him a 9.25 million dollar bonus in May. It is guaranteed, so he gets it whether they cut him or not. Another 3 million in salary is not a big deal. I do not like the guy personally I think he is a lazy sob that needs to get into the film room and the gym.

  30. GoBears84 says: Jan 21, 2010 6:05 PM

    this elite player we haven’t seen in his first….uh…27 nfl seasons? bust.

  31. PolegoJim says: Jan 21, 2010 6:15 PM

    Phillips response AGAIN shows why he ISN’T the guy. Disappointed in ‘myself’??? What kind of patty-cake kiss butt garbage is that?
    UM…. Hey Roy… how about RUNNING A DECENT ROUTE you DOG???
    Now, that’s an idea, eh?

  32. DarkBrownBro says: Jan 21, 2010 8:04 PM

    mooremi9 says:
    January 21, 2010 2:41 PM
    Roy Williams is currently fighting with his sexual identity. How can you expect him to catch passes when he has this internal struggle going on right now?
    Achavez67 says:
    January 21, 2010 2:41 PM
    He dropped as many balls as a cheap hooker on a busy night!
    +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
    how would you guys know this???…Friggin sick

  33. Whiterhino says: Jan 21, 2010 8:24 PM

    # Hap says: January 21, 2010 3:54 PM
    I’d like to keep as many playaz in tact as possible for another sweep of Florio’s Eagles.
    —————–
    Congratulations on your Superbowl, beating the Eagles 3 times. I hope that makes your playoff humiliation a little better.
    Lookin’ like a fool with your pants on the ground!

  34. FumbleNuts says: Jan 21, 2010 10:02 PM

    Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Roy Williams is due $12.95 million in 2010?
    DAMN, that dude in not worth $12 and some change.
    They should make him compete with Jesse Holley in training camp for his spot.

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