With the Cowboys' selection of Oklahoma State receiver Dez Bryant, the inevitable question was raised quickly by the talking heads covering the draft, and the bloggers and fans watching it intently: what's to be done with Roy Williams?
Well, if you take Jerry Jones at his word, nothing really. Some went so far as to say that the selection on Thursday night was a tacit admission of guilt--an admission that the controversial deal to land Roy Williams was indeed a mistake; Jones isn't ready to agree with this, either, despite its being generally accepted as fact.
"I think the real question would be if Roy was the player we thought he was would I still have drafted Dez Bryant and the answer is yes," Jones said, per the Dallas Morning News. "It's more what Bryant is than what Roy isn't."
Head coach Wade Phillips met with the team on Tuesday to discuss the draft, a meeting in which he preached the value of competition, and its inevitability in the National Football League.
"I told them we draft players every year and there's always competition, but I'm counting on you guys to make the difference on this football team," Phillips said. "If somebody comes in to compete, that's part of the game, but don't get your feeling hurt no matter who we take. I even kidded Romo, if we take a quarterback you've got to smile and go on."
Apparently Williams, for one, took the speech to heart. Following Dallas's selection of Bryant, he praised the pick, suggesting that Dallas may now have the best receiving corps in football.
"Dez is a big dude, he can play. He will help us win some ballgames," Williams said, per ESPNDallas.com."Yeah, with Dez it opens up competition, which brings out the best in the guys."