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Cowboys release safety Williams

Discussion in 'Chargers Fan Forum' started by wrbanwal, Mar 5, 2009.

  1. wrbanwal

    wrbanwal Well-Known Member

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    Well???


    http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/news/story?id=3954441

    Two days ago, Dallas Cowboys safety Roy Williams publicly requested his release from the club.
    Phillips on Roy Williams


    Cowboys head coach Wade Phillips discusses Roy Williams' hard style of tackling.
    On Thursday, he was granted his wish.

    Just one day after jettisoning wide receiver Terrell Owens, Cowboys owner Jerry Jones maintained the trend of pink slips for his high-profile players, by terminating Williams' contract. The move, first reported by the Dallas Morning News and confirmed through league sources, makes Williams a free agent and puts a youthful and still-productive defensive player on the open market.

    Williams, 28, was the Cowboys' first-round pick in the 2002 draft, from Oklahoma.

    The seven-year veteran, a fixture in the Dallas interior secondary, was named to five Pro Bowl teams and one All-Pro squad. During his career with the Cowboys, Williams collected 611 tackles, 6½ sacks, 19 interceptions and 56 passes defensed.

    Blessed with the instincts of a safety and the hitting power of a linebacker, Williams was often a liability in pass coverage. He was at his best playing close to the line of scrimmage and was an effective defender versus the run.

    Williams recently signed a $25 million contract extension, which included an $11 million signing bonus. His departure saves the Cowboys about $1 million in salary-cap room.
     
  2. AnteaterCharger

    AnteaterCharger Calibrating Bolttalk, Podcast by Podcast Staff Member Super Moderator Podcaster

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    Bring him in, what's the worst that could happen?
     
  3. mandude

    mandude BoltTalker

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    dude's 28 there a lot years left in him. at least 3, maybe as much as 5... but he's going to want top dollar.

    sorry, meant to say 3-5 years of him playing at an elite level. Don't know many CBs who are at the top of their game past 33.
     
  4. HEXEDBOLT

    HEXEDBOLT Don't like it, lump it!!!

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    If he can't cover why bring him in??
     
  5. AnteaterCharger

    AnteaterCharger Calibrating Bolttalk, Podcast by Podcast Staff Member Super Moderator Podcaster

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    Buck Melanoma Guest

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  7. Ride The Lightning

    Ride The Lightning Join the Dark Side, we have cookies.

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  8. Boltjolt

    Boltjolt Well-Known Member

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    Roy Williams sucks!
     
  9. Boltdiehard

    Boltdiehard Well-Known Member

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    If he wasn't successful under Wade's defense in Dallas what makes everybody think he's be any better here? :icon_shrug:
     
  10. nickelbolt

    nickelbolt Fuggedaboutit

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    I think Roy will end up in Tampa, Philly, or Chicago.
     
  11. Retired Catholic

    Retired Catholic BoltTalker

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    Correctomundo. He's been in a system like ours and made no impact. I want all of our draft choices in tact along with all our cap room.
     

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