Cowboys acquire WR Williams from Detroit
Posted: Adam Schefter | Adam Schefter | Tags: Dallas Cowboys, Roy Williams
The Lions have traded WR Roy Williams to the Cowboys for at least one first round pick. More details to come.
Let the insanity begin!!!
About the compensation, from DC.com:
IRVING, Texas – In a bold move to inject some Pro Bowl production into a battered offense, the Cowboys acquired Detroit Lions receiver Roy Williams just before the NFL’s 3 p.m. (CDT) trade deadline.
The Lions will receive the Cowboys’ 2009 first-round pick, a third-round pick and sixth-round pick. The Cowboys get Detroit’s 2009 seventh-round pick in the Williams trade, plus Tennessee’s 2009 fifth-round pick now that cornerback Adam “Pacman” Jones has been suspended at least four games for violating the league’s personal conduct policy.
Williams, who has been involved in trade rumors for weeks, instantly provides a speed complement opposite Terrell Owens and a big target for backup quarterback Brad Johnson, who has been ushered into the starting lineup with Tony Romo (fractured right pinkie finger) expected to miss about a month.
Williams is scheduled to be a free agent after the season. The former University of Texas star has expressed a desire to return to his home state, and the winless Lions’ decision to trade their best offensive player signals a directional shift under new management (longtime GM Matt Millen was fired two weeks ago).
Through the first six games, Williams has 17 catches for 232 yards and a touchdown.