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Jerry Jones: "We won't be moving Roy"

It didn’t take long after Dez Bryant was drafted before speculation started about Roy Williams’ future.  Heck, we may have started it.

Cowboys owner Jerry Jones says we should shut our yappers.

“We won’t be moving Roy,” Jones said Thursday night.

As skeptical as we are of everything said around the draft, we believe Jones here.  The reason is simple: Williams has already received a guaranteed $9.5 million bonus this year.  He’s due another $3.45 million in salary.

Essentially, Williams is a sunk cost for 2010.  So he’ll stick around for another year in the “best group of receivers” in the league.  Jones even says Williams will start across from Miles Austin, with Dez Bryant coming off the bench.

Just don’t expect that arrangement to last very long.

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  1. downwithdansnyder says: Apr 23, 2010 9:08 AM

    It really will not last very long if Dez shows the not only the ability to get open, but to catch the ball. You know, kind of important for someone who gets paid millions to…catch the ball. And what if Dez isn’t what they think. Can anyone say LIONS?

  2. nohio says: Apr 23, 2010 9:12 AM

    Says Nick Saban. “I’m not going to be the Alabama coach.”

  3. Hap says: Apr 23, 2010 9:20 AM

    We’ll have more tied up in Roy than Dez. It sounds like GR’s a lil scared.

  4. efangule says: Apr 23, 2010 9:24 AM

    oh good.. now they will have a TON of wanna be diva WRs on this POS team. glad to see nothing changes in Dallas. I figure it will take 2-4 games for Romo to fold like a cheap suit under all the pressure to get the ball to a specific receiver each week.
    what a lame organization.

  5. DallasFan in NY says: Apr 23, 2010 9:26 AM

    A few dropped passes and pathetic route running will begin the Dez Bryant era!! Can’t wait!!

  6. jimicos says: Apr 23, 2010 9:30 AM

    As skeptical as we are of everything said around the draft, we believe Jones here. The reason is simple: Williams has already received a guaranteed $9.5 million bonus this year. He’s due another $3.45 million in salary.
    Essentially, Williams is a sunk cost for 2010.
    ——————————-
    Gregg, you’re probably right about Williams’ future for 2010, but you’re using the term “sunk cost” wrong. What is a sunk cost is the $9.5 million they’ve paid him. It’s gone and they can’t get it back, so it’s a sunk cost. The question is whether or not they want to “throw good money after bad” in regards to the $3.45 million.
    Conventional wisdom says $3.45 million is a small price to pay when you’ve already spent $9.5 million. That’s where conventional wisdom is wrong. The $9.5 million is gone, so it’s not even in the equation. The question is whether or not you want to pay $3.45 million for the production you’re likely to receive from Roy Williams.

  7. overkil2 says: Apr 23, 2010 9:38 AM

    I thought that Romo and Jones said that they felt good about their WR corps going into the draft.
    I guess they didn’t feel THAT good about it.

  8. ipeefreely says: Apr 23, 2010 9:40 AM

    whatdiga: Yes, that lame organization made the biggest splash in the draft, getting a top 10 talent with the 24th pick, yeah, how lame. That lame team has the highest revenue in the league, will play host to the Super Bowl and is known as Americas Team. Something tells me you’re an 0-3gles fan, LOL.

  9. .Vox Veritas. says: Apr 23, 2010 9:43 AM

    “what a lame organization.”
    Ya, they should be more like the 4-12skins, right? hahahahahahaha
    Get a QB. And then get some WRs.

  10. Viper21 says: Apr 23, 2010 9:43 AM

    Am curious to see how it all works out with Miles Austin being the most productive, and making the plays that count, with Roy Williams, & a Rookie making more money than him for less production…. Should be a popcorn moment

  11. Profanity in ALL CAPS says: Apr 23, 2010 9:46 AM

    jimicos
    much ado about nothing

  12. CLosISgood says: Apr 23, 2010 9:48 AM

    Whatdigganigga, who the hell is your team?
    POS team? 5 trophies, biggest television numbers, and a playoff team last season.
    Yep, POS team, OF COURSE!!!

  13. Priest says: Apr 23, 2010 9:50 AM

    They’re not America’s team. That’s a stupid name they got in the 90’s, and you stupid fans and stupid media continue to call them that. It’s a crock.
    Rookie WRs are no sure thing, definitely not sure enough to take Roy Williams starting spot very quickly, unless Wade Phillips is that stupid.

  14. boysroll says: Apr 23, 2010 9:52 AM

    I love all the haters…bring it on mther fers. We are stacked and you all know it. We put 35 a game on the board and shore up the safety position we might not lose a game all yr all the way to the SB.
    HOW BOUT THOSE COWBOYS!!!!!

  15. Leto_II says: Apr 23, 2010 10:00 AM

    Jones needs to trade Decoy Roy. He’s terrible. And he’s a cheap tipper. No excuse for that.

  16. C-Student says: Apr 23, 2010 10:02 AM

    Lot of haters on this site. you wish you had an owner like Jerry Jones.
    call me an optimist but i think Roy will get it together this year and he, miles, dez, and witten will be unstoppable.
    the guy sweating right now is crayton.

  17. hamburglar says: Apr 23, 2010 10:09 AM

    Deion Sanders cost Dez Bryant 30 million dollars in guaranteed money.

  18. BRUTUS9448 says: Apr 23, 2010 10:12 AM

    That’s gotta be one of the worst picks in this draft. Even worst than denver picking tebow. I can’t wait for the cowboys to blow up

  19. imalwaysright says: Apr 23, 2010 10:14 AM

    ipeefreely says:
    April 23, 2010 9:40 AM
    hatdiga: Yes, that lame organization made the biggest splash in the draft, getting a top 10 talent with the 24th pick, yeah, how lame. That lame team has the highest revenue in the league, will play host to the Super Bowl and is known as Americas Team. Something tells me you’re an 0-3gles fan, LOL.
    You do realize the only people who call the cowturds america’s team are cowturds fans. You should change your screen name to ipeesittingdown

  20. ereihs says: Apr 23, 2010 10:17 AM

    So many Cowboy Haters here its so pathetic. There is no way Dallas could not pass up on Dez Bryant at that point in the draft. There were teams that did not have the need for a WR and most of the other players they were targeting were gone. Once Earl Thomas was taken, and a few OL were taken, to move up 3 spots and just exchange a 3rd for a 4th, its a no brainer.
    Im not even a Dallas Fan, but the logic of the move is there.
    It would be nice to see some intelligent posts on here except the usual hating that goes on.

  21. Freebird2010 says: Apr 23, 2010 10:20 AM

    What’s Roy’s current value?
    Certainly, not what Arizona got for Anquan Boldin.
    Maybe a 5th Round draft pick ala Santonio Holmes?

  22. dabarber says: Apr 23, 2010 10:26 AM

    Uhh, no you didn’t.
    ___________________________________
    It didn’t take long after Dez Bryant was drafted before speculation started about Roy Williams’ future. Heck, we may have started it.

  23. jrod30a says: Apr 23, 2010 10:28 AM

    Priest: America’s Team was started in the 70’s not in the 90’s and it was started by the media not by any cowboys fan. The reason for it was because of the following the cowboys have bandwagon or not. You are correct about rookie WR, they are no guarantee but when you can get a top 5 talent with the 24th pick you take him. The kid can flat out ball.

  24. jasncondit says: Apr 23, 2010 10:30 AM

    Ya the Lions were ONCE STACKED at WR and how’d that work out?…LMBO

  25. jasncondit says: Apr 23, 2010 10:32 AM

    Ya the Lions were ONCE STACKED at WR and how’d that work out?…LMBO

  26. C-Student says: Apr 23, 2010 10:34 AM

    Priest says: April 23, 2010 9:50 AM
    They’re not America’s team. That’s a stupid name they got in the 90’s, and you stupid fans and stupid media continue to call them that. It’s a crock.
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    Actually the name “America’s Team,” was given to them in the 70’s by NFL Films.
    I can’t stand to hear fans of other teams try to steal the name America’s Team. Why don’t you come up with your own nickname, this one’s already taken losers.
    The Cowboys are America’s Team, and if you don’t like it, you can GIT OUT! DURKADUR!

  27. edgy1957 says: Apr 23, 2010 10:35 AM

    If he keeps Roy around, that’ll mean less time for PC and the others and they’re putting in the effort to become better players.

  28. jimicos says: Apr 23, 2010 10:36 AM

    Profanity in ALL CAPS says:
    April 23, 2010 9:46 AM
    jimicos
    much ado about nothing
    ————————-
    Yes, but I’d expect more out of a guy who does this sort of thing for a living. Then again, I AM on PFT, so… I guess I should lower my expectations.

  29. footballhistorian says: Apr 23, 2010 10:37 AM

    Hey Priest,
    They got the name in the 70s from one of the NFL Films guys. A lot of the team members didn’t like it when they got it because they knew it would put a bigger bullseye on them. You may want to do a little research before you advertise your “depth” of knowledge….

  30. flip flip flipadelphia says: Apr 23, 2010 10:43 AM

    I got an idea.. Let’s get all the criminals and wife beaters on the same team and call them the cowboys. VOX, BOYSROLL, IPEE,
    U have 1 good season in the last 14 years, and U couldnt beat a 41 years old quarterback, that was a nice ending “americas team”

  31. Stanton says: Apr 23, 2010 10:43 AM

    Hey Priest
    They were Americas Team way before the 90’s and as you may be correct on the’not sure thing”,there is not a pick in the draft that is.
    Dez Bryant,according to all mocks and pundits,talent wise was the number 1 reciever in this draft and has a very good possibility of being a top wideout.
    Who was your team and”sure pick”/

  32. jasncondit says: Apr 23, 2010 10:44 AM

    Ya the Lions were ONCE STACKED at WR and how’d that work out?…LMBO

  33. jasncondit says: Apr 23, 2010 10:49 AM

    Ya the Lions were ONCE STACKED at WR and how’d that work out?…LMBO

  34. Maddog says: Apr 23, 2010 10:53 AM

    Priest says:
    April 23, 2010 9:50 AM
    They’re not America’s team. That’s a stupid name they got in the 90’s, and you stupid fans and stupid media continue to call them that. It’s a crock.
    ———————————————–
    The 90’s?

  35. diehardbearsfan says: Apr 23, 2010 11:26 AM

    this is like cris carter, randy moss, and jake reed from moss’ rookie year. this is gonna be one scary boys team this year.

  36. jimicos says: Apr 23, 2010 11:39 AM

    America’s team? Jerry’s team? Mexico’s team?
    None of it matters.

  37. jimicos says: Apr 23, 2010 11:43 AM

    diehardbearsfan says:
    April 23, 2010 11:26 AM
    this is like cris carter, randy moss, and jake reed from moss’ rookie year. this is gonna be one scary boys team this year.
    ————————-
    Yeah, it’s exactly like that..
    Until you put down the crack pipe and realize Dez Bryant is no Moss, Miles Austin is no Carter and Roy Williams is no Jake Reed.
    Other than that, it’s exactly the same.

  38. DieHardSkinsFan21 says: Apr 23, 2010 11:56 AM

    You know what is great? Jerry running a draft for the rest of the NFC East. He didn’t address a single need and it is going to show on the left side of the line when homo is on his back for four quarters. Dez Bryant is a good receiver in college, but he hasn’t played in a year and who knows what he will be like in the pros. Can’t wait for september 12th when the SKINS roll on them cowgurls.

  39. edgy1957 says: Apr 23, 2010 12:53 PM

    What gets me is that nearly all of Bryant’s detractors never saw him play because if they had, they’d understand how stupid they look with the crap that they’ve said about him. He and Crabtree were 1 and 1a in the Big 12 and he’s the real deal.
    He played three games and yet, led the team in average yards per catch and TD catches and was second in yards receiving. Without him, Zac Robinson’s senior numbers were way down and they weren’t the same team offensively. He does things on the field that a lot of receivers won’t do. He’s NOT scared to go over the middle and he will take the hit and keep on going. Now, there are guys that will go over the middle but they just pass through and if they get it – fine – but he will CAMP in the middle and wait for the ball to get there and expect to be smacked and NOT be afraid to do that.
    Dallas got the player that they should have waited for instead of panicking and going for Williams or just letting Miles Austin into the lineup like they should have. He’s NOT a Darrius Heyward-Bey, who is useless because of the speed and no hands and his so-called character issues won’t be a problem.

  40. Branephood says: Apr 23, 2010 1:04 PM

    Priest lost any credibility he may have had with the “90’s” comment. After that monumental display of stupidity and a lack of football knowledge, the rest of his post can only be deemed as stupid rants from either a Skins or Eagles fan…in other words, useless opinions.

  41. DieHardSkinsFan21 says: Apr 23, 2010 1:27 PM

    I wonder who edgy is a fan of? How did OK State fair the last two years? The same. Thats right with Bryant they had 4 losses and without Bryant (for the majority of the season) they had 4 losses. The guy couldn’t have been that much of an asset if they didn’t fall flat on their faces without him. He may not be a Heyward-Bey, but he isn’t a Randy Moss either who actually made a team a top 25 team with DII talent. He is a very good receiver, but he doesn’t scare anyone in the league where everyone is fast and big. Bottom line is that Jerrah isn’t addressing needs and he is going to lead his team back to a 5-11 record. I for one will love it. Hail!!

  42. edgy1957 says: Apr 23, 2010 2:07 PM

    DieHardSkinsFan21 says:
    I wonder who edgy is a fan of? How did OK State fair the last two years?
    *********************
    You’re kidding, right? They lost 4 games with a MUCH EASIER schedule last year. In 2008, they played 4 teams that were in the Top 5 when they played them (Missouri, Texas, Texas Tech and Oklahoma) and another, Oregon, that was 17th. In 2009, Georgia was rated 10th when they played them and Texas was rated 3rd. The only other decent opponent was Houston, which wasn’t rated at that time. They nearly lost to Colorado and they were shut out by an Oklahoma team that lived off its defense all year long. If they had played the same kind of teams as they did the year before, they would have had 6 or more losses and no bowl.

  43. edgy1957 says: Apr 23, 2010 2:23 PM

    DieHardSkinsFan21 says:
    he isn’t a Randy Moss either who actually made a team a top 25 team with DII talent.
    **************************
    Ahem. Randy Moss played ONE season in Div I-A. Their best season came in the previous one when they played in I-AA and were 15-0. They went 10-3 in his ONLY season in I-A and were NEVER ranked in the Top 25. They did make the Top 25 when they went 13-0 but that was TWO YEARS after Moss had left town.

  44. DieHardSkinsFan21 says: Apr 23, 2010 2:49 PM

    @Edgy
    You proved my point. Thanks. Typical cowgurl fan making excuses as to why they lost four games while he was with them full time. With Marshall finishing # 1 in 1 AA led by Moss and considered to be the best 1-AA team of all time it is fair to say that they would have made the top 25 in div 1-a. My point was simple. That Moss had that type of impact and Dez Bryant didn’t. You can have all the hope in the world, but tell me something. If you sh*t in one hand and hope in the other, which one is going to fill up faster?
    HAIL!!!

  45. DieHardSkinsFan21 says: Apr 23, 2010 2:53 PM

    @Edgy
    “The 1996 team, with Moss, Wade, Hanson, Eric Kresser, Doug Chapman and many other players who played professional football, was 15-0, had no game closer than a two touchdown win and was ranked No. 1 all-season. It is considered by many as the greatest I-AA team (now Football Championship Subdivision) of all time.”
    -Wikipedia

  46. jimicos says: Apr 23, 2010 4:02 PM

    “He may not be a Heyward-Bey, but he isn’t a Randy Moss either who actually made a team a top 25 team with DII talent.”
    “The 1996 team, with Moss, Wade, Hanson, Eric Kresser, Doug Chapman and many other players who played professional football…”
    ————————
    So which is it? Were the players on that Marshall team “DII talent” or were they future NFL players?
    Can’t have it both ways.

  47. edgy1957 says: Apr 23, 2010 4:10 PM

    DieHardSkinsFan21 says:
    April 23, 2010 2:53 PM
    @Edgy
    “The 1996 team, with Moss, Wade, Hanson, Eric Kresser, Doug Chapman and many other players who played professional football, was 15-0, had no game closer than a two touchdown win and was ranked No. 1 all-season. It is considered by many as the greatest I-AA team (now Football Championship Subdivision) of all time.”
    ***********************\
    Yes, TRY TO CHANGE THE SUBJECT when you lose the argument. You obviously think that people here are too stupid to understand that you screwed up when you tried to say that Randy took a team of mostly DII to the Top 25. Buddy, that team was a powerhouse before him and after him. They lost in the D 1-AA championship game WITHOUT MOSS, the year before or did you not find that fact out in Wikipedia? Did you not even see that I pointed out that the team WAS 15-0 and won it in 1996 in D 1-AA in that message? If he had taking D II material to the Top 25 in D 1-A, you might have a point but NOT in this case. Their 1997 trip to the championship game was their 5th in 6 years and it was their 2nd title during that time. You’re rull of crap to say that the team was made up of D II material and they proved it before he was there and after he was there.
    There’s no doubt that Randy was a great player but he screwed himself because of his drug use. Hell, the two best WRs on that Viking team had drug problems and that’s why they were there, in the first place (Buddy Ryan did Carter a big favor by taking the hit and looking foolish for saying that he got rid of Carter because he “only caught TDs” when he could have told everyone abuot his drug problems).

  48. edgy1957 says: Apr 23, 2010 4:30 PM

    DieHardSkinsFan21 says:
    April 23, 2010 2:49 PM
    @Edgy
    You proved my point. Thanks. Typical cowgurl fan making excuses as to why they lost four games while he was with them full time. With Marshall finishing # 1 in 1 AA led by Moss and considered to be the best 1-AA team of all time it is fair to say that they would have made the top 25 in div 1-
    ***************************
    Of course, you do realize that even back then, there was NO restriction on a team from I-AA being voted into the I-A Top 25, do you? In fact, it HAS happened and the teams that got votes actually BEAT I-A teams and not just a lot of I-AA teams. They didn’t get the votes then because they didn’t prove anything and when they moved up to I-A and went 0-2 against BCS schools and had their ass kicked by a school in an INFERIOR I-A conference, Miami (OH). I find it funny that you’re crapping on Bryant when the team lost all 4 games to RANKED teams (3 in the Top 5) while Marshall lost 2 games to UNRANKED teams and one to a ranked team, #5 West Virginia.
    Finally, the QB that led them to the NC that year was a transfer from D II, Florida. Oh wait, make that D I-A, Florida.

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