While Jerry Jones is busy trying to fill out his coaching staff for next season and getting ready for the NFL Draft, there is something lurking in the midst. For many years he has been the face of the Dallas Cowboys franchise and hailed as Superman, but even Superman came to an unexpected and tragic end against his comic book foe, Doomsday.
Is our own Superman heading for the same tragic ending as the man of steel?
He who was once so highly favored by Cowboys fans everywhere, has now become the target of the fan’s scorn and criticism. And while I believe much of this is unwarranted and unjustified, the natives are certainly getting restless, whenever the name Roy Williams is uttered.
This past week, much of the discussions on Cowboys blogs everywhere has been centered around the financial burden that Roy Williams’ contract now has on the team.
Roy Williams is scheduled to count $6.667 million against the cap in 2008 and about the same in 2009. Even if they were to cut him (something that has not been ruled out), he would still count for millions against the cap because most of the contract was paid as a signing bonus. Ouch!
Trading him is out of the question, because no team would be willing to take on a contract like that… at least not in this world, but in Metropolis anything is possible.
Despite the realization that Jerry Jones may have stuck the team with a bad contractual obligation, you can’t blame Williams for taking the best deal he could get. Wouldn’t we do the same thing in his place?
The fact of the matter is that Roy Williams is stuck with us, and we are stuck with him. So why not make the best of the situation?
Greg Ellis won this season’s Comeback Player of the Year Award at the ripe old age of 32. Who is to say that the 27-year old Roy Williams can’t do the same thing next season?
Shouldn’t we cut him some slack after all of the years of loyalty, hard work and excitement he has provided to our team?
The city of Metropolis would never turn their back on their Superman. Why can’t the great city of Dallas do the same?
I know it’s easy to love a player when he’s riding high, and sour on him when the going gets tough. What I’m suggesting is that we give Roy Williams the opportunity to fight through this slump with the support of all Cowboys fans.
There is no telling how much we can achieve when we are all united and aspiring for the same goal. Let us not become his kryptonite.
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