Safety Roy Williams released

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  1. dcfeelsme

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    Dallas Cowboys release safety Roy Williams

    08:59 AM CST on Thursday, March 5, 2009
    By TODD ARCHER / The Dallas Morning News
    tarcher@dallasnews.com

    IRVING - Roy Williams is no longer a Dallas Cowboy.

    After attempts to trade the five-time Pro Bowl safety failed, the Cowboys decided to release Williams, their No. 1 draft pick in 2002.

    By cutting Williams, the Cowboys save roughly $2 million in salary-cap space in 2009 and close the book on a player who was once the face of the franchise.

    Williams was named to the Pro Bowl from 2003 to '07, earning a reputation as one of the NFL's most-feared hitters. He was also named All-Pro in 2003and only five defensive players in franchise history have played in more Pro Bowls than Williams as a Cowboy. He finished his Dallas career with 611 tackles,6½ sacks, 22 tackles for loss, 21 quarterback pressures, 56 pass deflections and 19 interceptions. He returned three for a touchdown, one shy of the teamrecord.

    Williams, 28, was limited to three games in 2008 because of a twice fractured right forearm and he finished with just nine tackles.

    The Cowboys signed Williams to a $25 million extension on Aug. 2, 2006, that included an $11.1 million signing bonus, which at the time was the most in historyfor a safety. But Williams' coverage skills became more of an issue over the last few years, something that he believed was a result in the change to the3-4 scheme from the 4-3 system the Cowboys used when he was drafted out of Oklahoma.

    Williams also earned several fines and was suspended by the NFL for a game for horse-collar tackles, which is commonly known as the Roy Williams Rule.

    Williams was also one of the most involved players in the community with his Safety Net Foundation work for single moms, setting up offices in Dallas andOklahoma to help families in need.
     
  2. mustbetheshoe58

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    cowboys are cleaning house now
     
  3. Los Angeles

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    cleaning house!
     
  4. freddypee

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  5. marionthebarberian

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    everyone already knew this was going to happen.
     
  6. doublejs07

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    but he was a 5x pro bowler....I don't get it.
     
  7. ThaxbyChamblis

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    I don't see how Dallas can just release a top 5 safety like that.

    It's mind bottling.
     
  8. mez 0ne

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    LOL @ the sacrcasm in this thread.

    [Banya]Its gold Jerry...GOLD![/Banya]
     
  9. eagle 0n

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    i can see him returning to the east bay.
     
  10. dcfeelsme

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    roy is a big hitter and he cant cover
     
  11. freddypee

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    If he goes to New England Ill be disgusted
     
  12. ThaxbyChamblis

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    ^ Coverage is overrated.

    Pro Bowls > Coverage skills.
     
  13. the fresh sole

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    damn dude only 28,
    cleaning house jj
     
  14. brandonb2005

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    [​IMG] at the Cowboys
     
  15. wearinthefourfive

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    [​IMG]He'll be at a lot of my high school's football games from hereon out.
     
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  17. bibby2peja

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    Hope he comes to the lions lol
     
  18. potus2028

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    so...20 mil in dead cap money is what's hot in the streets now? yamean...my feelings on Roy are well-documented round thes parts, but this timing isrediculous...
     
  19. dajoka004

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    Shoes gonna have to root for a new team.
     
  20. N41D

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    They saved a couple million under the cap by cutting Roy, so what's your point...?
     
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  23. dlo13

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    I know a lot of teams who could use a 5x Pro Bowler on Special Teams.
     
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  25. badboyf0life420

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    and yet the reason why the cowboys lost the past 2 years is still on the team.. [​IMG]