The Year Of Roy Williams

If there is any year in his career that Roy Williams needs to produce and play well, this is that year. This is Roy’s chance to prove his worth. After several years of criticism from the fans, despite his Pro Bowl nominations, Roy Williams must have a good year for the Dallas Cowboys to succeed.

Why? Because he very well may be benched.  There is a good article about Williams here, by the best name in journalism, Newy Scruggs. Here’s a rather damning snippet of the article:

He might be the only man who has started in the Pro Bowl who has so many questions about his role in his organization. Some people at Valley Ranch don’t trust him on the field anymore.

Don’t be surprised if Williams is benched on third downs this fall. Teams love throwing to the tight end on third down to keep the chains moving.

I was a bit surprised to read that the Cowboys are considering benching Williams during the most important moments of the game, but then again, I’m not in shock over it. He has continuously been beat deep. We know his coverage skills are not that of a Pro Bowl safety. He is also one highly paid player to be benched at a time when the game could be on the line. Does this say a lot about the support currently for Williams? And if he is benched, who is taking his place? The Cowboys don’t have anyone!

What if Williams has another troubling season on the field, another letdown? Will he be traded? Dropped? Benched for good? I just wish he’d stop getting into the Pro Bowl because he hasn’t deserved it in three years.  I used to love watching him play. But lately it has been downright painful.

So, this is Roy’s year.

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