News just broke that the Dallas Cowboys have just traded a first and third round picks for Detroit wide out Roy Williams.
And you’re a fool for forgetting it is April Fool’s Day. Sorry, but I had to do it.
But my little joke on you guys reminded me of this story I read today that is so ridiculous that I thought it was an April Fool’s joke.
First, read the story carefully. The headline is “Cowboys might make a run at Detroit receiver Roy Williams.”
Now, someone tell me where in the story does anyone give any indication, other than the reporter in his own subjective rumor mill of a head, that Dallas might try to obtain Roy Williams? Here is what Jerry Jones says:
“I don’t want to dismiss that we could look at a veteran situation, and we could look at a veteran situation before the draft,” Cowboys owner Jerry Jones said. “This is that time of year when you do get good value for players, and picks for players get good value. Players are depreciated right now right before the draft; picks are premium. You’ve got to have your eyes open, and that’s what we’re doing.”
Somehow, the Star-Telegram translates those comments into “Dallas might make a run for Roy Williams.” How? How do they get that? Jerry could have been talking about Reche Caldwell for all we know. He wasn’t talking about any particular wide receiver. Did Clarence Hill miss his story quota for the week, so he had to create his own story and hand it in. There is nothing in this story at all that should have led to that headline. The story goes on to say that Chad Johnson isn’t likely to come do Dallas. It also said Anquan Boldin could be on the radar. Unbelievable that this guy has a job. Unbelievable this paper still has a sports section.
I don’t see how the Cowboys could afford Roy Williams with the high-profile players in need of contract extensions this coming year. Not only that, although Williams has said he’d like to play here, he’s still under contract with Detroit. We have a better chance of getting Reche freaking Caldwell over Roy Williams.
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