We all knew that the release or trade of Safety, Roy Williams, was in the works. It was no surprise, but yet to finally see it in print broke my heart.
I know that his playing ability isn’t what it was in his earlier years, yet I can’t help but remember that player… the player that was drafted in the first round by the Cowboys in 2002.
That year as a rookie, Williams led the team with five interceptions, and when he tackled, the ground shook at Texas Stadium.
With all the media attention on TO leaving, I feel like Roy and the memories he made for all of us are being left in the dust. What was your favorite memory of Roy? I really can’t think of just one. There are so many hits, and I mean hits! He was a leader on the field and in the locker room.
In the 8 years with the Cowboys, Roy has had 506 tackles, 6.5 sacks, 38 pass deflections, 19 interceptions, 307 interception yards and 3 touchdowns.
With everything Roy has done in his eight years here, I am sure everyone will remember the hard hitting and the horse collar (his signature move), but there is so much more to remember. Roy gained my respect with his compassion for children and single mothers. He has done a lot for the city of Dallas, and as much off the field as on.
Roy Williams will always be our Superman. I hope when his career is over that he will retire a Cowboy because in my mind he will always be a Dallas Cowboy.
Goodbye Roy and thank you for the memories.