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Roy Williams could be playing his last game for Cowboys


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.

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  1. 90ragtop says: Dec 30, 2010 1:57 PM

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


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

  2. aaronrodgerschokes says: Dec 30, 2010 1:58 PM

    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. jackleone says: Dec 30, 2010 2:02 PM

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

  4. deedub22 says: Dec 30, 2010 2:07 PM

    Detroit could use a 3rd receiver.

  5. fartography says: Dec 30, 2010 2:13 PM

    The guy is built like a god, he just has never had anything going on upstairs.

  6. chapnastier says: Dec 30, 2010 2:16 PM

    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.

  7. bspurloc says: Dec 30, 2010 2:26 PM

    ah the redskins are aiming for him eh

  8. janvanflac says: Dec 30, 2010 2:28 PM

    As a matter of fact they should keep Dez Bryant, Witten, Felix Jones, Ratliff and Ware….and cut everyone else.

  9. bspurloc says: Dec 30, 2010 2:28 PM

    they should get rid of Romo too as his numbers dropped off at the exact same time

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

    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.

  11. kimcon22000 says: Dec 30, 2010 2:35 PM

    Hey, anything negative for the ‘Girls is a good thing …………………

  12. rudegger says: Dec 30, 2010 2:43 PM

    Hey Jerry! Your football team is like your face, all cosmetic with no hardened features, and both are tough to watch on TV, especially in HD.

  13. tombstone7 says: Dec 30, 2010 2:43 PM

    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….

  14. theytukrjobs says: Dec 30, 2010 2:46 PM

    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?

  15. bodybaggame says: Dec 30, 2010 2:50 PM

    Will he order Dez Bryant to help him clean out his locker?

  16. ilovefoolsball says: Dec 30, 2010 2:51 PM

    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.

  17. coachstram says: Dec 30, 2010 2:52 PM

    KC needs a 3rd ( and 2nd, for that matter ) reciever.

    Rams could use him.

    I still think he can play.

  18. commoncents says: Dec 30, 2010 2:52 PM

    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…

  19. romoscollarbone says: Dec 30, 2010 2:53 PM

    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.

  20. dafixisin says: Dec 30, 2010 2:57 PM

    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.

  21. burntorangehorn says: Dec 30, 2010 3:10 PM

    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.

  22. cowboys4life says: Dec 30, 2010 3:12 PM

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

  23. kimcon22000 says: Dec 30, 2010 3:14 PM

    There may not even BE a next season 😦

    CBA is a ‘commin’ ……………………..

  24. nokoolaidcowboy says: Dec 30, 2010 4:00 PM

    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.

  25. medialovesthecowboys says: Dec 30, 2010 4:06 PM

    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.)”
    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.

  26. ralphwilsonsucks says: Dec 30, 2010 4:27 PM

    Give me a T for Texas Roy!

  27. bravin4evr says: Dec 30, 2010 4:34 PM

    don’t blame roy williams for taking jj’s $

  28. bebopa says: Dec 30, 2010 4:40 PM

    a real underachiever.

  29. tombstone7 says: Dec 30, 2010 7:22 PM

    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!

  30. commandercornpone says: Dec 30, 2010 8:01 PM

    shortest arms i have ever seen.

  31. boysrolloveranddie1 says: Dec 30, 2010 8:41 PM

    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”

  32. FinFan68 says: Dec 30, 2010 9:33 PM

    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.

  33. goldsteel says: Dec 30, 2010 11:07 PM

    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!

  34. rickah8888 says: Dec 30, 2010 11:55 PM


    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!

  35. preseasonchamps08 says: Dec 31, 2010 1:20 AM

    It will be really sad not to see his first down celebrations when he is down 31-7 in the fourth quarter…Roy Williams will be playing in the UFL or CFL next season

  36. jimmylions says: Dec 31, 2010 4:12 AM

    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.

  37. pondbridge says: Dec 31, 2010 12:24 PM

    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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