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Williams to Throw Up His Horns in Chicago



    Former Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Roy Williams is headed to Chicago, according to NFL insiders.

    After three lackluster years in Dallas, the former Texas Longhorn and Odessa native was released from the Cowboys earlier this week.

    In Chicago, he'll be reunited with two former coaches, Mike Martz and Darryl Drake. Martz is the new offensive coordinator for the Bears and is the former head coach of the Detroit Lions. Drake is the former wide receiver's coach for the University of Texas

    In three years for the Cowboys, Williams had 1,324 yards on 94 receptions with 13 touchdowns in 40 games -- He was close to that in one season (2006) under Martz in Detroit.

    In 2010, Williams caught 37 passes for 530 yards and five touchdowns for the Cowboys.

    Though he said he was disappointed to be released by the Cowboys, Williams was understanding of the team's decision and even said that if the roles were reversed he would’ve released Roy Williams also.

    Dallas traded four draft picks to the Lions for Williams in 2008.