Posted October 14th, 2008 by Brian
Filed under: Feature, Football

Roy Williams is the newest Dallas Cowboy

Roy Williams is the newest Dallas Cowboy

Former Texas Longhorns wide receiver [tag]Roy Williams[/tag] was traded just before today’s NFL trading deadline from the woeful Detroit Lions to the Dallas Cowboys. Williams is in a contract year and had been pretty vocal about wanting a new contract and not being happy in Detroit. To get Williams the Cowboys gave up their first-round pick, third-round pick, and a sixth-round pick in the 2009 draft. In addition to Williams, Dallas also gets a seventh-round pick in the same draft.

Roy will be the number two receiver for the Cowboys and will prevent most teams from double teaming Terrell Owens, or else risk being burned by the dynamic Williams. At only 26 he also gives the Cowboys a number one caliber player when Owens is no longer one of the league’s top players.

He has elite talent but so far this season had caught only 17 passes for 232 yards and one touchdown from two different awful Lions’ quarterbacks. Getting out of the bad situation he was in in Detroit will hopefully give him a fresh start and renewed energy for the game. New focus and a much better guy throwing him the ball (at least when Tony Romo returns) could mean a good finish to this season and even bigger things for Williams in the future. This could be the perfect scenario for Williams and his fans.

Also: Listen to Roy discuss being traded to the Cowboys.


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  1. reply to  #1


    best scenario for Roy and his fans for sure. I saw him on Rome and he said the cowboys have always been his favorite team but he “works” for the lions. Now he gets to work for a team he has loved his entire life. I’m ordering my jersey right now. Not sure how they will differentiate his jersey from the other roy (a dirty no good sooner)… either R. E. Williams or R. Williams II???

  2. reply to  #2


    well he’s got promising talent and maybe it will be the best choice for his career, hopefully Romo can get Roy in there and really pull it off.

  3. reply to  #3


    How bout “Good Roy” on the back of #11 and “Evil Roy” on the back of #38?

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