Four years after the fact, the centerpiece in what many believe to be the worst trade in Dallas Cowboys history is walking away from the game.
Roy Williams, who spent time with Detroit and Dallas before playing out 2011 with the Chicago Bears, said on Facebook on Saturday morning that he would retire rather than continue trying to get on with a fourth NFL team. In his statement, he admitted that not all of his career had gone the way he’d have imagined--particularly after being traded to Dallas midway through the 2008 season.
After sending a first, third and fifth round pick to Detroit for the Texas alum’s services, the Cowboys watched Williams struggle through two and a half seasons, grabbing a total of 94 catches and 13 touchdowns. He was cut following the 2010 season as the Cowboys attempted to dump salary before 2011.
All things considered though, Williams walks away with his head held high.
“I accomplished what I wanted except for a Super Bowl,” Williams said, per the Fort Worth Star-Telegram. “I got traded to America’s team. That dream came true. It was up and down. The last two teams I played for were the most traditional teams in the NFL.”
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