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July 29, 2011Posted by on
Third-round rookie DeMarco Murray reported to Cowboys training camp Thursday with a hamstring injury and “could miss two weeks.”
This sucks, it just adds to the “he’s injury prone” crap people have been saying about DeMarco.
December 31, 2008Posted by on
The Cowboys signed wide receiver Travis Wilson.
Wilson, who was originally a third-round draft pick out of Oklahoma by the Cleveland Browns, joined the Cowboys practice squad on Oct. 1 and remained there all season.
Before joining the Cowboys, Wilson spent three weeks on the Denver Broncos practice squad after being released by the Broncos on the final roster reductions.
April 19, 2008Posted by on
Hiding Roy will be difficult this season
By NEWY SCRUGGS, Special to the FW Star-Telegram
April 19th, 2008
This is a make-or-break season for Dallas Cowboys safety Roy Williams.
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.
Did you see the Cowboys’ schedule? It is loaded with some tough tight ends. Williams has struggled in pass coverage the past two seasons. Badly.
The Cowboys open in Cleveland. That means Williams will have to cover Pro Bowler Kellen Winslow. The Browns would be foolish not to try to isolate Winslow on him.
Some of the best tight ends in the game are on the schedule this year: Chris Cooley (Redskins), Jeremy Shockey (Giants), Todd Heap (Ravens).
Randy McMichael of the Rams has been a Pro Bowl alternate.
Vernon Davis was the 49ers’ second-leading receiver.
The Buccaneers’ tight end duo of Alex Smith and Jerramy Stevens combined for seven touchdown receptions.
Heath Miller of the Steelers caught seven touchdown passes in ’07, and Donald Lee of the Packers snagged six.
Philly’s L.J. Smith will get two shots at the Cowboys’ strong safety. Ben Utecht of the Bengals is no slouch.
Seattle is the only team on the schedule that is weak at the tight end position.
Williams knows he’s not the same player he was a few years ago. His ears work. He knows the critics are out there.
He did himself no favors in the locker room last year by being suspended for a horse collar tackle on Eagles quarterback Donovan McNabb. Wade Phillips also chose not to start him for two games. He didn’t register a single sack in 2007.
The fifth straight Pro Bowl trip to Hawaii came to him because he was the first alternate and was chosen to replace the late Sean Taylor on the NFC roster.
Dump that No. 31 jersey, because he’s going back to the No. 38 he donned at Oklahoma. The old No. 38 was a feared man who made plays and made hard hits.
When Cowboys training camp opens in Oxnard, Calif., lots of eyes will be on Williams to see if he can return to his once dominating form. His career as a Cowboy depends on it.
June 10, 2007Posted by on
Williams, the Pro Bowl strong safety, led the team with five interceptions last season but had to play farther from the line of scrimmage to defend against the pass.
Because he’s an excellent tackler and a hard hitter, Williams excels when he’s closer to the line of scrimmage. Although it isn’t his strength, Williams had to play more in pass coverage last season because an inexperienced Patrick Watkins started at free safety. Watkins was a fifth-round pick in 2006. Full Article
Cowboys Pro Bowl safety Roy Williams will make Mother’s Day memorable for 11 low-income single moms.
May 13, 2006Posted by on
In Dallas, Cowboys Pro Bowl safety Roy Williams will make Mother’s Day memorable for 11 low-income single moms.
The women will be rewarded for their participation in programs and activities sponsored by the Roy Williams Safety Net Foundation that made a difference in the lives of local children.
The moms will be treated to a dozen roses, limousine transportation to a lunch with Williams at a Dallas hotel, a Bobbi Brown makeup makeover sponsored by Nordstrom’s, and a $1,000 shopping spree at Nordstrom’s.
The Real Roy Williams is the Greatest