One day after ESPN reports that Terrell Owens will be released, the Dallas Cowboys announce that they are cutting ties with safety Roy Williams.
Williams, who was the Cowboys top pick in the 2002 draft, made an immediate impact on a team that Jerry Jones was desperately trying to rebuild into a championship team. A few years later he hired Bill Parcells to make the woeful Cowboys into champions, and the mission failed. So did Roy Williams.
Once feared for his hard hits, he always had trouble covering receivers. Sure, he won some games for the Cowboys and he was certainly a fan favorite for three years, but his talent declined rapidly after going through three coaching changes in his career.
The move leaves the Cowboys desperate for a safety. Most mock drafts expect the Cowboys to take the best safety available with the #51 pick in the second round. There have been no rumors about the Cowboys searching the free agent market for a safety.
It’s a bit sad to see Roy go. He went from being one of my most favorite Cowboys to one of the most despised. He went from winning games to literally losing them. I could see he really wanted to succeed, but only he knows what was holding him back.