Cowboys owner Jerry Jones told Williams and Barber today that they shouldn’t show up to training camp because they’re going to get cut, ESPNDallas.com is reporting. Williams and Barber are one of a number of cuts the Cowboys are making; guard Leonard Davis is already gone, as is kicker Kris Brown, and tackle Marc Colombo may be next.
Williams has been a major disappointment since the Cowboys shipped first- and third-round picks to the Lions to acquire him. Williams signed a five-year, $45 million contract with $20 million guaranteed with the Cowboys, but he managed just 1,324 receiving yards in 40 games in Dallas.
Barber has been a similar disappointment: He signed a seven-year, $45 million deal in 2008, with $16 million guaranteed, but he has failed to become a 1,000-yard runner and last year gained just 374 yards on 3.3 yards a carry.