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Wade says Roy Williams will have to compete for his job

RoyWilliams.jpgDespite having nearly $13 million coming to him in 2010, Cowboys receiver Roy Williams is guaranteed nothing when it comes to playing time for the coming season.

Per our old pal Tim MacMahon, now of ESPNDallas.com, coach Wade Phillips said Friday of the receiver position, “We are going to play the best player, no matter what.”

Phillips gave that answer in response to the question of whether Patrick Crayton or Kevin Ogletree could beat out Williams for the starting spot across from Miles Austin.

In theory, Austin’s job isn’t safe, either.  But Austin has at least played well recently.  The Cowboys are still waiting for Williams to do something/anything to justify the draft picks and the cash invested in the former Lion.

Indeed, the former Lion has only 57 receptions for 794 yards and eight touchdowns in 25 games with the Cowboys.  In 2009, Crayton generated more yards, despite losing his starting job to Austin after six games.

[UPDATE:  Some of you have reported in the comments that the picture of Roy Williams is actually a picture of Ricky Williams.  We are not, contrary to the views of some, complete idiots.  A picture of Roy Williams was posted, and Rosenthal confirmed from Indy that he sees Roy, not Ricky, on his computer.  But we’ve nevertheless reloaded a different version of the picture in a manner that should ensure the photo displayed is Roy, not Ricky.  If you still see Ricky, let us know.  After confirming that you’re not high or something.]

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44 Responses to “Wade says Roy Williams will have to compete for his job”
  1. Peoples Champ says: Feb 27, 2010 12:03 AM

    Yep. You gotta earn that 13 mil, Roy. Right now, you’re stealin’ money.

  2. image312 says: Feb 27, 2010 12:04 AM

    way to put up a picture of RICKY WILLIAMS instead of Roy Williams….Lets go Florio!

  3. 9to19 says: Feb 27, 2010 12:04 AM

    Ogletree will be the #2 WR in Dallas in 2011 if not 2010! The kid was already taking Roy Uno Uno’s reps the last few games of 2009. He runs great routes, is super fast (4.3 speed) and has great hands. He, like Austin, was just a little raw coming in. Roy will be gone in 2011! Book it!

  4. FumbleNuts says: Feb 27, 2010 12:10 AM

    “Whether Patrick Crayton or Kevin Ogletree could beat out Williams for the starting spot across from Miles Austin.”
    I bet Jesse Holley could beat out Roy Williams for that spot.

  5. Tuck91 says: Feb 27, 2010 12:11 AM

    good maybe it will set a fire under his ***

  6. stevemcguigan says: Feb 27, 2010 12:13 AM

    Explain how Miles Austin’s job isn’t safe? Dude’s a stud.

  7. covercorner7 says: Feb 27, 2010 12:14 AM

    That is a picture of Ricky Williams.

  8. bearsrule says: Feb 27, 2010 12:15 AM

    “We are going to play the best player, no matter what.”……..unless Jerry tells me something different.

  9. The Oven says: Feb 27, 2010 12:15 AM

    They should just move him to safety. No one will notice he is gone.

  10. CanadianVikingFan says: Feb 27, 2010 12:19 AM

    Roy Williams is the next T.O… Minus the production

  11. DoomsDayD75 says: Feb 27, 2010 12:21 AM

    The guy had something like 9 catches out of 36 attempts on 3rd down. He’s horrible.

  12. Obeah says: Feb 27, 2010 1:13 AM

    Bench Roy Williams he can’t do as much damage from there.

  13. hawkeyez says: Feb 27, 2010 1:21 AM

    Thats Ricky not Roy Williams

  14. DaBears010 says: Feb 27, 2010 1:47 AM

    I want to know how long it took to find a picture of Roy Williams with the ball in his hands.

  15. .VoxVeritas says: Feb 27, 2010 1:47 AM

    Indeed!

  16. troll_aikman8 says: Feb 27, 2010 1:51 AM

    Looks like it’s another year in Dallas where everyone not named Bobby Carpenter has to fight for their position.

  17. shaggeez says: Feb 27, 2010 3:04 AM

    well well mr. alligator arms. its about time someone benched your ass

  18. Whiterhinocerous says: Feb 27, 2010 3:28 AM

    If it looks like a massive trade bust, sounds like a massive trade bust, and the coach talks about it like a massive trade bust… what must it be?

  19. monequito says: Feb 27, 2010 3:51 AM

    Roy Williams is god player
    he wins

  20. NCFinFan says: Feb 27, 2010 6:12 AM

    Thats a picture of Ricky Williams not Roy Williams

  21. forthnoggin says: Feb 27, 2010 6:28 AM

    The wrong picture is attached to this article. That’s okay though; when I first read it, I thought it said Ricky Williams too.

  22. forthnoggin says: Feb 27, 2010 6:28 AM

    Cancel that… it’s Roy Williams now. I need to go back to bed.

  23. kev says: Feb 27, 2010 7:04 AM

    they should just cut him, get out from under a bad contract in the uncapped year and eat the 9+ million while it doesn’t matter.

  24. ctownpats says: Feb 27, 2010 7:12 AM

    Umm, that’s a picture of Ricky Williams…
    FAIL!

  25. Quagmire says: Feb 27, 2010 7:19 AM

    Jerry won’t let a guy making 13 mill sit on the bench…He likes winning, but with money he is like Scrooge McDuck.

  26. Xiidaen says: Feb 27, 2010 7:35 AM

    Isn’t that a picture of Ricky Williams?
    Someone get into Ricky’s stash again this morning?

  27. Zatko says: Feb 27, 2010 7:54 AM

    What were they thinking when they traded for Williams?
    Were they still drunk from the Hershel Walker trade celebration?
    - Z

  28. mnmaverick says: Feb 27, 2010 8:40 AM

    To which Roy Williams jaw drops and eyes open wide in an expression of “Whaaaaaaaaaaaa?! I gotta work for my job?!!!”

  29. DonTerrelli says: Feb 27, 2010 8:43 AM

    Don’t they also have Sam Hurd?

  30. Deeznutz says: Feb 27, 2010 8:48 AM

    Um…Wrong R Williams (pic)

  31. Chapnasty2 says: Feb 27, 2010 8:53 AM

    In theory you have either no credibility, common sense or football intellect if you think that Miles Austin’s job isn’t safe….

  32. Opie says: Feb 27, 2010 8:58 AM

    I, for one, am just glad that they didn’t let this decision drag on. Thank goodness they decided to announce that the wide receiver position is open for competition……..
    Best trade the Cowboys ever made, right there!

  33. Nevisyakker says: Feb 27, 2010 9:17 AM

    13 mil, 26 projected catches, a tidy $500,000.00 per catch. Ata way JJ, good buy! By the way Pacman says he is ready to come back.

  34. Pier588 says: Feb 27, 2010 9:31 AM

    Cut him now! Miles Austin had more yards, catches and TDs in one 3 week period during the ’09 season than Roy the Bust had his entire career.
    Roy Williams and his career are easily equated to a Hoover vacuum cleaner.

  35. Obeah says: Feb 27, 2010 9:32 AM

    It’s not “OL ROY’s” fault that Jerry paid him a hell of a lot more than he’s worth.

  36. 504Dubb says: Feb 27, 2010 9:43 AM

    Roy Williams = Bust!

  37. kagriff24 says: Feb 27, 2010 10:24 AM

    On Madden 2010 I got a 2nd and 4th rounder for Roy Williams – what a steal

  38. Rickah99 says: Feb 27, 2010 11:37 AM

    Maybe Toy Willaims should go out an commit a felony…that way he’d more accepted among the Dallas Cowboy faithful.
    OR, he can make like a whiney little girl…que Keith Brooking after Dallas got bitch-slapped by Minnesota. Did Dallas even show up for that game?
    Steers -n- Queers, you stay Classy Dallas!

  39. doubldipp says: Feb 27, 2010 3:03 PM

    13mill for roy williams Jerry J. are you on crack!!

  40. .VoxVeritas says: Feb 27, 2010 5:15 PM

    Rickah99 says:
    20-16
    24-0
    34-14
    Roy Williams 10 for 134
    De Jackson 8 for 92

  41. MasterShake says: Feb 27, 2010 6:59 PM

    You still don’t have the picture right! That receiver has the ball in his hands. Can’t be R.W. Or is he in the process of letting that one go as well?

  42. longthoughts says: Feb 27, 2010 7:02 PM

    For the record, when I was reading the site early this morning, there was a clear picture of Ricky Williams that showed most of his #34 from a side angle, and the Dolphins logo was clearly visible on the sleeve of a white jersey. I went to post a comment so that it could get fixed–I thought maybe an NBC intern or something loaded your pictures after you did the story–and when I went to check again, this picture of Roy Williams had been loaded.

  43. DieHardSkinsFan21 says: Feb 28, 2010 12:58 PM

    You absolutely HAVE to love the fact that the windbag Jerry Jones swung and missed BIG TIME with another Roy Williams. I have said it all along, and will continue to say it; Jerry Jones has ABSOLUTELY no idea what he is doing when it comes to personnel. Dallass fans talk about returning to the Super Bowl in their home stadium…. Not a CHANCE with that retard running things into the ground in dallass.
    Do any cowgurl fans think that Jimmy Johnson would have EVER, I mean EVER traded what they traded for that worthless receiver? I can not wait to watch the entire team and organization go up in flames. Hopefully it is so bad they move them out of dallass and to Los Angeles. That would mean there is a God.

  44. whocaresaboutdallas says: Mar 1, 2010 6:07 PM

    @ the idiot who compared Roy Williams stats to D-jacks head-to-head. ADMIT IT! Williams blows hahaha.
    Lets look at the the season stats buddy:
    Roy Williams
    38 rec 596 yds 7 td
    How makes how much??
    D-Jack
    63 rec 1167 yds 9 rec 1 rush 2 Punt retuns.
    How makes how much??
    Stevie Wonder can even see your a dope.
    3-34

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