If you thought the rest of the offseason would be quiet, you didn’t count on this lingering story surronding Roy Williams. First came his interview on the Michael Irvin show where he admitted there were times he wished the ball did not get thrown in his direction, and all that. Roy just seemed dissolutioned, lost, and not confident.
Now this week, we have Greg Ellis coming forth with some more information indicating Roy Williams is not fitting in Wade’s 3-4, and Ellis also stated Roy has began to isolate himself from his team mates. Just sounds like a situation that could end with Roy Williams in another city, either by release or trade.
The DMN Blog laid out the financial impact in letting Roy Williams go:
According to NFLPA figures, Williams is scheduled to count $6.667 million against the cap in 2008. If the Cowboys chose to cut him, they would have to take on $7.387 million of proration from his $11.1 million signing bonus, so the move would cost them $720,000 against the cap.
Now, they could choose to designate Williams a June 1 cap casualty and spread the hit over two years. If they were to do that – and remember this is IF – then they would take a proration hit of $2.947 million this year, saving them $3.7 million against the cap in 2008. Here’s the rub: the remaining $4.4 million of the proration would hit the cap in 2009. (DMN)
I just read another interesting rumor, whether true or not brought up an interesting point. Basically, the rumor says Roy is not playing football for the money, and he (Roy) would make “monetary sacrifices” to stay in Dallas or go elsewhere. If true, this sounds like Roy would be willing to redo his contract to help facilitate a trade to a team with a new cap friendly-type contract. Who knows, we’ll see how this drama turns out. There’s never a dull moment in Cowboys Nation!