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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: Jul 23, 2011
Posted on: July 26, 2011 4:05 pm
 

Cowboys to cut Williams, Colombo, Barber, Davis

I still think Barber is a stud, he's just way too pricey for someone who should be a short yardage hammer-back.  I always liked Columbo, but again his price outweighs his age and condition.  Roy Williams is a good wide reciever making superstar money.  All in all no surprises.

Now go get DOUG FREE.  That dude is a baller




Since: Dec 29, 2006
Posted on: July 26, 2011 3:59 pm
 

Cowboys to cut Williams, Colombo, Barber, Davis

Not real happy about Barber, but Roy Williams.....  Don't let the proverbial door hit you in the Ass on your way out.....


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