Roy Williams could be playing his last game for Cowboys

AP

Cowboys owner Jerry Jones doesn’t like to admit a mistake.

That’s partly why receiver Roy Williams even was brought back to the team this year.  (Well that, and the ridiculous fact that most of his almost $13 million 2010 pay was guaranteed.)

He probably won’t get brought back again, though.  Clarence E. Hill of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram believes Williams could be at the front of the line of overpaid Cowboys veterans that may get cut this offseason.

After a strong start to the year, Williams has 15 receptions for 218 yards and no scores in his last ten games.   To put it another way: Williams has fewer yards in 38 games in Dallas than Miles Austin did last year alone.

“It’s disappointing,” Williams said. “I can only do what I can do. I started out nice, then all of sudden I fell off the face of the earth.”
We’ll know that Jones hasn’t learned anything if he brings Williams back at $5.1 million next year.  Other veterans that may not be back next year include Marion Barber, Leonard Davis, Marc Colombo, Marcus Spears, Keith Brooking, and both starting safeties.

Please re-read the previous sentence if you want to know why the Cowboys have only won five games this year.

37 responses to “Roy Williams could be playing his last game for Cowboys

  1. “Roy Williams could be playing his last game for Cowboys…”

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    …if you call aimlessly strolling around the field “playing”

  2. If the Lions don’t want a player, he must be REALLY bad. Jerruh Jones is a moron, the only reason the Cowboys won anything with him in charge is the Herschel Walker “trade”.

  3. Marion Barber is gone for sure. As for Roy Williams, he’ll get signed by the Raiders when the ‘Boys release him.

  4. Dallas should probably release the entire o-line and Terrence Newman as well. The safeties are not even the beginning of their terrible pass defense.

  5. Releasing Roy will be a good move. He all but single-handedly lost us the Saints Thanksgiving game with his butterfingers. For someone who was signed to “replace” Terrell Owens, he hasn’t done a single thing. A 50-year-old T.O. could put up Roy’s stats.

    I really, really hope that MB3 will be back next year. I am a huge fan of his and I love his gritty, smashmouth style. Sure, he hasn’t put up fantastic numbers for the past couple of seasons, but this has not been entirely his fault. He’s battled injuries, and the O-line is terrible. I would give the Barberian another year or so to see if he can deliver.

    I’m excited about this offseason to be honest. I’m excited to see who we’re going to grab with our top-ten pick, and who is going to be coaching next year (coughJEFFFISHERcough.) Most of all, I’m eager to see how Jerry is going to mend fences after we puttered our way to a possible Dave Campo reminiscent 5-11 season.

  6. It’s about time! Roy Williams hear footsteps in the dark! Watch the last game against the Cards…Roy dropped the ball twice because he felt a Frankenstein of a monster linebacker coming at him…sad! He got hit anyway!

    Another Diva reciever not worth the money! Please don’t go to the Raiders…they have QB issues and I would hate to think it’s their fault instead of a timid receiver like Williams….

  7. In Jerry’s defense most people considered Roy Williams to be a good player and a good move at the time.

    Maybe Mike Williams will be available? Or Troy Williamson?

  8. I’ll take Barber, the cowboys don’t know how to use that boy. Brooking is over the hill and overrated, you can only get by so long with wide “OH LOOK AT ME I’VE GOT CRAZY EYES!!!” look on your face and unimpressive, unsuccessful pregame chants.

  9. If not Roy, whom will Jerry Jones overpay to play WR, Randy Moss, or, with the 3rd overall pick in the 2011 draft, the Cowboys select…

  10. How is Alan Ball(FS) and overpaid veteran? He is still developing .

    Sensabaugh(SS) has had an above avg year.

    Barber will be back he is only 27.

    The O-Line needs an overhaul, but you can’t do that in one off season.

    I’ll personally take Brooking to the bus station.

    And let’s see Spears in a different, defensive scheme.

  11. If Al Davis can give up the ghost on Jamarcus Russell, Jerry Jones can man up and cut Roy Williams. He can stay in-state with the Texans next season.

    Man, there are gonna be a lot of big-name, 30 something wideouts on the free agency market this off-season. And they’re all gonna receive underwhelming contracts this time around. NFL WR’s are becoming the next disposable heroes of the league, after RBs.

  12. I’d love for KC to offer him a deal. I think with a better situation he could be a star again. He’s just been invisible in Dallas, though, and definitely has not performed anywhere near expectations.

  13. I agree with this article except for the fact you say Keith Brooking is apart of the problem….you’re clueless

  14. Brookings pre game chants are forced, and pathetic. Tough to watch.

    Marion will never be successful as long as Garrett is coaching. Garrett is the first one that’s gotta go! He is part of the problem.

    I would gladly keep all these players, even Williams if we could just get a good coach and GM. But that’s up to Jerry and the only one that can slap some sense into him would be Mrs. Jerry but she don’t know squat about football either. Stephen is just another puppet.

  15. dallasbaby says: Dec 30, 2010 2:34 PM

    “…I really, really hope that MB3 will be back next year. I am a huge fan of his and I love his gritty, smashmouth style. Sure, he hasn’t put up fantastic numbers for the past couple of seasons, but this has not been entirely his fault. He’s battled injuries, and the O-line is terrible. I would give the Barberian another year or so to see if he can deliver.

    I’m excited about this offseason to be honest. I’m excited to see who we’re going to grab with our top-ten pick, and who is going to be coaching next year (coughJEFFFISHERcough.)”
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    Dude, what exactly has Jeff Fisher done? No rings in 17 years?? No thank you.
    Keep Garrett and get rid of Barber for sure. O-Line may suck, but he’s clearly not smart enough to know that 2yd runs are not acceptable plays. This is of course is punctuated immediately after he’s wrapped up for an arm tackle, when he gets up and pounds his chest, screaming like a fool. Honestly this guy is as big a joke now as Troy Hambrick. Real talk.

  16. I ain’t mad at Roy for getting paid!

    I am offended that he didn’t wear a mask/bandana around his mug when he picked up his paycheck!

  17. The cowgirls suck.
    Time to fire the owner, r. williams, m. barber, etc.
    They disappeared this year just like boysroll from this site.
    Time to tear it all down and start over.
    “But they’re so talented”
    LMAO!!!

  18. Roy’s problem (one of them anyway) is that he has a college football attitude (and skills) in the NFL. He 1/2 asses plays he is not targeted and seems to feel entitled to be on the field. His hook-’em horns thing does not help. He is simply not a professional, but he is not alone in that regard.

  19. I’ve seen games where Roy Williams was the only one catching passes and moving the chains. Perhaps, if the strategy was created to take advantage of Williams strengths then he would have been more productive.

    Incidently, how many yards did the one year wonder Miles Austin gain this year?

    Jerry needs to fire Jerry!

  20. HOW ABOUT THEM COWBOYS!!!!!!!!!

    I guess last year was a fluke! A sub .500 to mediocre record is pretty much what any sensible Dallas Cowboy fan should expect, using the last 15 years as a guide!

  21. FinFan68 nailed it.

    We saw this in Detroit with Williams. If he’s not the primary on the route, he sometimes doesn’t bother to actually run it.

    Williams lack of effort and professionalism resulted in INTs, because he wasn’t where he was supposed to be when Kitna threw the ball. His lack of effort has only become worse in Dallas. It seems like there are whole games when he doesn’t show up to play.

    On the plays when he does his job, he’s got talent up the wazoo. Also, I love how he treats fans, especially kids. He seems like a decent guy. But, he’s not someone I’d want on my team.

  22. Sounds like Jerry is manuevering to get Mankins. Is that why the Pro Bowl balot box was stuffed and LM made PB after playing just half a year? Pats will tag him.

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