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Cowboys to cut Williams, Colombo, Barber, Davis

Posted on: July 26, 2011 3:47 pm
Edited on: July 26, 2011 3:51 pm
 
Posted by Will Brinson

Yesterday, the Baltimore Ravens drew a ton of attention by slashing prices cutting a slew of veterans including Derrick Mason and Todd Heap. Tuesday, it was the Cowboys turn, as reports started flying that Dallas had cut wide receiver Roy Wiliams, offensive linemen Marc Colombo and Leonard Davis, kicker Kris Brown and running back Marion Barber.

None of the cuts were that surprising, particularly Barber and Williams, who seemed like likely targets to be cut when colleague Ryan Wilson wrote about the very subject just a few weeks ago.

Williams (who, by the way, just got some bling back after the most notorious mailed-wedding-ring incident of the entire offseason) makes sense as a roster expense, particularly because now the Cowboys will simply start Miles Austin and Dez Bryant, both of whom are better than Williams anyway.

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And Barber's become the least effective back in Dallas' stable; even though Barber had more carries than Tashard Choice last season (113 to 66), he still on managed a feeble 3.3 yards per carry and an unimpressive 28.8 yards per game. Additionally, he found the end zone just four times.

The combination of just Barber and Williams will save the Cowboys nearly $10 million in terms of salary cap number, and it's become pretty clear -- based on all these cuts -- that they are in fact players in the Nnamdi Asomugha market this offseason.

Whether or not they land the coveted cornerback, though, they've probably made a slew of good roster decisions anyway.

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Comments

Since: Oct 25, 2008
Posted on: July 26, 2011 5:04 pm
 

Cowboys to cut Williams, Colombo, Barber, Davis

It's something that had to be done.. Roy Williams has been a bust pretty much, who makes way too many mistakes , like the fumble in the last game of the season and many routes that he didn't run and then the Alligator arms..
Barber has sucked for the past 2 yrs and Columbo has been hurt with bad knees ..
Go Cowboys ,


We Gonna Do it Baby..



Since: May 7, 2011
Posted on: July 26, 2011 4:58 pm
 

Cowboys to cut Williams, Colombo, Barber, Davis




Since: May 7, 2011
Posted on: July 26, 2011 4:57 pm
 

Cowboys to cut Williams, Colombo, Barber, Davis

All of these players named about that were cut will sign on with another team once everything's said and done with. Out of the 5, I can see someone taking a chance on Williams and Barber because they play the position that several NFL teams have a need for at this moment.



Since: Aug 23, 2010
Posted on: July 26, 2011 4:46 pm
 

Cowboys to cut Williams, Colombo, Barber, Davis

They should have never signed Roy Williams to that much money.  He was a non factor for the Cowboys and Jerry need to hire a GM.  You are not good at it and it shows.  You want to win then just own the team and get out of the way.  You are killing America's team if you want to still call them that.  I don't.Cool



Since: May 17, 2008
Posted on: July 26, 2011 4:39 pm
 

Cowboys to cut Williams, Colombo, Barber, Davis

 hope the Dolphins or Cardinals pick up Marion Barber! Those are my two teams respectively and that guy is bad ass!!!!!!!!!!!

3.3 ypc and 28.8 ypg are "bad ass"????  You are welcome to him.  Barber had his moment but has not been "bad ass" in at least two years.  Maybe he has something left, but I am doubtful, and certainly not enough to justify the 6.6million he would have made in Dallas this year.



Since: Aug 16, 2006
Posted on: July 26, 2011 4:31 pm
 

Cowboys to cut Williams, Colombo, Barber, Davis

somewhere Dez Bryant is smiling....



Since: Jun 28, 2007
Posted on: July 26, 2011 4:30 pm
 

Cowboys to cut Williams, Colombo, Barber, Davis

We had another kicker on the squad?  I had no clue...



Since: Dec 15, 2010
Posted on: July 26, 2011 4:27 pm
 

Cowboys to cut Williams, Colombo, Barber, Davis

Totally expected, all were expendable due to age, salary, skill level and/or condition. Glad Barber has been cut, he had his moment for a season or two but now was simply fading away and holding up the progress of the other 2 backs who are clearly much better than him.



Since: Jul 9, 2011
Posted on: July 26, 2011 4:19 pm
 

Cowboys to cut Williams, Colombo, Barber, Davis

I wonder if Leonard Davis will pull a Flozell Adams and come play for the Steelers. Like 'Hotel', Leonard is obviously not the same player he once was, but he's still decent and as a one or two year stop gap, would be perfect while Marcus Gilbert can take the next year or two to develop.



Since: Dec 9, 2007
Posted on: July 26, 2011 4:19 pm
 

Cowboys to cut Williams, Colombo, Barber, Davis

I hope the Dolphins or Cardinals pick up Marion Barber! Those are my two teams respectively and that guy is bad ass!!!!!!!!!!!


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