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Meet Teddy Williams: Track Star, Dallas Cowboy

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Meet Teddy Williams: Track Star, Dallas Cowboy

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For weeks and weeks, Cowboys fans have wondered what Tony Romo was doing on the active roster.

The season was lost when they were 1-7, Romo had a broken collarbone and yet, the Cowboys were still holding hope that Romo would return in 2010. It didn't really make much sense, but on Tuesday, they finally pulled the trigger.

And when Romo was placed on the injured reserve, it made room on the active roster for the Cowboys to either sign a player off another team's practice squad or pull one of their own up. They went with the latter.

The lucky guy? Teddy Williams.

Who is Teddy Williams, you might ask? Well, first off, he's a native Texan hailing from the home of Earl Campbell, Tyler.

He played high school football at perennial power Tyler John Tyler, which is known for producing some phenomenal athletes.

Then, he gave up football in favor of track, which the sprinter pursued in college at UT-San Antonio.

After college, he found his way back on to the football field as a member of the Cowboys practice squad, playing wide receiver, cornerback and special teams, and now he's looking to make an impact on Saturday night in Arizona when the Cowboys travel to face the Cardinals on Christmas night.

Williams says he can contribute all over the field, including as a Wildcat quarterback. He played cornerback in preseason and had four tackles.

So the big question is, who will Williams resemble most when it comes to track stars turned Dallas Cowboys? Bob Hayes would be a pleasant surprise, to say the least. Alexander Wright would be more likely, and not nearly as cool.

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