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Another reason to avoid Roy Williams ... and Romo?
Posted Aug. 27 at 10:36 PM
Despite being Dallas' new No. 1 receiver with Terrell Owens gone, Roy Williams isn't a guy we're particularly interested in drafting. He didn't do much his last full season in Detroit, and he disappointed with two teams last year -- Detroit the first half of the season, Dallas the second.
Williams looks even less appealing after injuring his shoulder in practice yesterday. Initially it was feared he'd broken a collarbone, which could have cost him half the season, but X-Rays were negative; it's now being called a shoulder sprain. It's not yet clear if Williams will miss any actual games, but with the season just two weeks away, it's definitely a concern.
We had a negative view of Williams anyway, but still, it was better to think that Tony Romo would have him as a No. 1 wideout than Patrick Crayton. If you've got Romo, hope that Williams gets back on the field quickly.
Posted by BARRY BROWN | Aug. 27 at 11:38 PM
As a huge cowboys fan, I never really saw Williams as a true #1 on this team anyway. I see the Cowboys' coaches hoping that Romo spreads the ball around all over the place to his many weapons. In my opinion R. Williams was being drafted way too high in most drafts with many expecting him to step up and be the man of the receiving corps. Romo and Witten are the only guys to possibly target in this passing game and Roy Williams injury may hurt Romo's numbers, but might help Witten's. I think it's very possible there's no 1000 yd receiver (or rusher) on this team and several players finish with 4-6 td's.
Posted by ANDY RICHARDSON | Aug. 28 at 02:11 AM
I think we agree that Williams isn't a very good No. 1. But at least with him healthy, Patrick Crayton is only a No. 2 and Miles Austin a No. 3. Move those guys up a spot so suddenly Crayton is matched up with opponents' No. 1 cornerback and that's a major worry. As a Romo dynasty owner, I'm hoping Williams is OK just so Crayton isn't suddenly the (in theory) top wideout.
Posted by BARRY BROWN | Aug. 28 at 03:04 AM
Agreed 100%. Also, you're a major part of the IDP rankings, correct? Might wanna keep an eye on Orlando Scandrick. He could be a great value pick at some point this season. He's the defender involved when this injury occurred and it's the second time he's been involved with a major hit/injury on Roy Williams during this training camp. The guy is a serious up and coming cornerback who's been laying the wood on any and all receivers crossing his path (whether it be a Cowboy or not) and is running neck and neck with 1st round pick Michael Jenkins for the starting CB position opposite of Newman. He's been a fan favorite since he was drafted in the 5th round last year and the coaches can't stop raving about his play on the field (started 3 games last season and played in all 16).
Posted by JOHN MARINO | Aug. 28 at 04:51 AM
Im a diehard Boys fan since 1970.. When will we make a play for Brandon Marshall and get a true number 1 ? he wants out and Denver can use some help on defense. Unless they see Marshall as another TO ?
Posted by Jay Skills | Aug. 30 at 10:54 PM
Im a diehard Boys fan since 1970.. When will we make a play for Brandon Marshall and get a true number 1 ? he wants out and Denver can use some help on defense. Unless they see Marshall as another TO ? Same here - diehard fan forever. I like Marshall's talent for sure, but his nickname has always been "Baby TO". It would be great to have a real #1 WR, but to get Marshall would be silly since they cut TO outright. And remember, Denver will not trade Marshall unless they get a first AND third round set of draft picks. Eff that.
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