Terrell Owens was joined in the unemployment line on Thursday by defensive back Roy Williams.

The Cowboys severed ties to the former Pro-Bowl players, ending weeks of speculation about what direction the Cowboys were going to take in 2009.

Offensively, the vote was for slow, white tight end Jason Witten and quarterback Tony Romo to continue their pitch-and-catch relationship.

And for what it’s worth, former Lions wide receiver Roy Williams becomes the Cowboys No. 1 receiver.

Defensively, Roy Williams could hit, but he could not cover. That was glaringly pointed out during the past two seasons after the Cowboys switched to the 3-4 defense, and opponents worked pass routes through his zone.

For his part, Roy Williams became petulant with the media, blaming them for pointing out his deficiencies. So, the Cowboys have decided they like defensive backs that can cover receivers, and not just run past them during the end zone celebration.


heckler editorial staff