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Roy Williams heads to Cowboys
Posted Oct. 14 at 07:09 AM
One big name stays. One big name goes.
Kansas City was unable to move Tony Gonzalez prior to the trade deadline. The Giants, Bills and Packers had some interest in the veteran tight end.
But the Lions and Cowboys agreed to a blockbuster deal involving Roy Williams. The disgruntled wide receiver heads to Dallas in a trade that nets Detroit extra first-, third- and sixth-round picks in next spring's draft.
With Terrell Owens getting up there in years (and also very volatile), this trade gives the Cowboys the flexibility to potentially get rid of the moody superstar at some point.
The Cowboys also have safety Roy Williams. Time will tell if either of these guys takes to also using a middle initial. The receiver's full name is Roy Eugene Williams, Jr. I don't have the middle name for Roy the safety.
Update: Per his wikipedia site, it's Roy Lee Williams for the safety.
Posted by Brian Barrett | Oct. 14 at 07:28 AM
That's crazy. Is Roy Williams that good? I would think a 3rd and a 6th alone would do the trick. Wow.
Posted by IAN ALLAN | Oct. 14 at 07:41 AM
Agreed. I'm shocked the Cowboys gave up more than a single second-round pick. I thought they were OK at wide receiver, with Owens, Crayton and Austin. With Witten at tight end, they have arguably the best pass-catching tight end in the league. With the Lions in complete rebuilding mode and due to lose Williams at the end of the season anyway, I would have thought they would have been delighted to get a second-rounder for him.
Posted by Dan Bridy | Oct. 14 at 11:34 AM
Home run for Detroit
Posted by DARREL OWEN | Oct. 14 at 02:36 PM
Do you think he'll be able to contribute immediately, or will it take him awhile given that he'll have to adjust to a new system, then change QBs in 4 weeks or so? Also, what's this do for Calvin Johnson? Will it be good for him because he's the only game in town, or bad for him because now he gets more double-coverage? Or does it even matter since Kitna's done?
Posted by IAN ALLAN | Oct. 15 at 02:29 AM
I think it helps Johnson. In my opinion, it makes him one of those guys like Roddy White, who potentially could account for 40 percent of his team's receiving production and about half of his team's TD catches. I was just playing around with the numbers; I think Johnson will be a top-10 receiver on my board when the revised lists come out next week.
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