In a somewhat surprising move, the Dallas Cowboys will soon release wide receiver Roy Williams. Why did Roy Williams get released? It’s all about the new $120 million salary cap. The Cowboys were $17 million over the cap and that meant the team had to shed salary. In doing so, Roy Williams was a casualty.
Not only will Roy Williams be released, but so will running back Marion Barber III and offensive lineman Leonard Davis. The moves should allow the Cowboys to re-sign their own free agents and perhaps go out shopping on the free agent market.
Last year, Roy Williams totaled 530 yards and five touchdowns. After being obtained by the Cowboys in a blockbuster trade with the Detroit Lions, the 6-foot-3 native of Texas was a flop. After just two seasons, the Cowboys have cut loose Roy Williams and he will be free to sign elsewhere for no compensation.