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Nice deal, Jerry

Posted on: July 26, 2011 2:41 pm
Edited on: July 26, 2011 2:47 pm

I like Cowboys owner Jerry Jones. And I do think he's better at personnel than some give him credit for being.

But about that Roy Williams deal, Jerry.

In October of 2008, the Cowboys sent a 2009 first-round pick, plus a third- and a sixth-round pick to the Lions for Williams and a seventh-round pick.

The Cowboys then gave Williams a five-year extension worth $45 million with  $20 million guaranteed.

It was the fatal trade-and-sign mistake Jones made here. For that deal, Williams gave the Cowboys 94 catches and 13 touchdowns in 35 games.


The Cowboys have told Williams they will release him Thursday to save $5.1 million against the cap.

Jones blew this trade and pay just like he did years ago when he acquired Joey Galloway.

It's never worth making a move like that for a receiver -- I promise you.

Category: NFL

Since: Oct 20, 2006
Posted on: July 27, 2011 4:19 pm

Nice deal, Jerry

Unless it is for a top 6-8 receiver in the league (obviously Williams wasn't) it is crazy to throw that kind of money around.  Receivers are interchangeable, other than those top 8-10.

Since: Sep 5, 2006
Posted on: July 27, 2011 1:58 pm

Nice deal, Jerry

These deals are why the cowboys underachieve every year.  Look at the money he just threw at a barely average left tackle.  He just doesnt get it.

Since: Jan 14, 2008
Posted on: July 26, 2011 3:34 pm

Nice deal, Jerry

Jerry Jones is a complete idiot!  As for Big D, Romo better get is crap together this year, or HE will be a bigger Jones mistake than Williams is.

Since: Mar 5, 2008
Posted on: July 26, 2011 3:33 pm

Nice deal, Jerry

It's never worth making a move like that for a receiver -- I promise you.

For once I agree with Prisco.  Jerry grossly overpaid to acquire Roy (in terms of draft picks) then really screwed up with the contract he handed him.  
I'm not sure what the final numbers will be but after all the cuts the Cowboys will have a good chunk of "dead money" to deal with on their cap.   

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