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Williams: "The Timing Was Bad" In Dallas



    Former Cowboys receiver Roy Williams has made it clear in the days since being cut by the team that he holds no ill will toward the franchise, or Jerry Jones, despite the semi-disastrous nature of the short-lived relationship between he and Dallas. He said shortly after his impending release was announced that it was just part of the business, even going so far as to say that if he were in the Cowboys’ position, he would’ve cut Roy Williams, too.

    Now, Williams is shedding even more light on the two-and-a-half year experiment.

    Williams was asked about his stint in Dallas recently by Michael Wright, a Bears (Williams’ new team) beat writer for ESPN Chicago. Specifically, Wright asked Williams if there were certain factors in Dallas that negatively affected his effort to develop into the sort of player he hoped to be.

    “Most definitely, but I’m just gonna call it ... The timing was bad there,” Williams said. “The timing for me getting to Dallas was bad. Do I take it away; do I want to take it back? Not at all. It was a good learning experience. I love those guys down there. I thank [Cowboys owner] Jerry [Jones] all the time for bringing me in to play for my dream team, I guess you could say, as a guy coming up in Odessa [Texas].

    “But, you know, it always feels good to be wanted somewhere, and I’m happy to be here now.”

    At the very least, we know Williams has a few friends in his new locker room. Aside from himself, the Bears have signed former Cowboys Marion Barber and Sam Hurd this offseason.

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