It's officially the offseason and that means it is time too start figuring out which current Cowboys should be looking for new employment in 2011. In the spirit of Joe Strummer of the Clash, we're asking Should He Stay or Should He Go. First up is Roy Williams.
Name: Roy Williams
Position: Wide Receiver
Relevant Statistics: 37 catches, 530 yards, five touchdowns, one game-losing fumble
If He Goes, Will There Be Trouble?: Hard to figure too many tears would be shed if Williams was sent off to make a living in another city. His Cowboys tenure has epitomized everything bad about Jerry Jones being the only personnel voice that matters in the organization.
His acquisition was an attempt to gild the lily that went sour almost immediately after Williams showed up in Dallas. It didn't work in 2008 and Williams has been inconsequential, outside of that fumble against the Saints on Thanksgiving. The picks sent to Detroit to acquire him and the money paid to put him in a Cowboys uniform could have been used to shore up so many other spots that you have to wonder if the ignominy of 2010 could have been avoided by simply keeping Williams out of Dallas in the first place.
That's the emotional side, but there's not much reason to keep him here on the football side, either. Miles Austin and Dez Bryant are great starters, Jason Witten is still a fine tight end and bringing in a capable third receiver shouldn't be all that difficult.
If He Stays, Will There Be Double?: Taking all of the above into account, there are worse things than keeping Williams around for another year. There's still guaranteed money owed to him from the outlandish six-year, $54 million deal that Williams signed in 2008 and you might as well put that money to work for you instead of paying it to someone working somewhere else.
For all of Williams's struggles on the field, he's been a relatively stand-up guy off of it . He hasn't been a divisive figure or added to the team's woes by complaining about his diminished role. He also had a strong first half of the season in 2010 before tailing off once Jon Kitna took over.
So, Come On and Let Me Know: Roy Williams should surely go.
Stay on top of the latest Dallas Cowboys news with NBCDFW.com. Foll ow NBC DFW Sports on Facebook or have breaking Cowboys news sent directly to your phone with Blue Star SMS alerts. Text "bluestar" to 622339 (NBCDFW) to subscribe to this free service.Read more about it here.