Jerry Jones sure could finance a nice portion of Dez Bryant’s rookie contract with the roster bonus he already paid another wide receiver, Roy Williams, this offseason.
Williams pocketed $9.5 million already and will earn $3.45 million in base pay this season to be a member of a wide receiver corps where he could be the fourth option, if you include tight end Jason Witten.
But Williams isn’t going anywhere, according to Todd Archer of the Dallas Morning News. The Cowboys have no plans to trade him – and how could they after paying that kind of coin. Williams is already a secondary target behind Miles Austin, a restricted free agent who will need to be paid at some point, and the Cowboys are counting on big production from Bryant.
The question will be what the Cowboys do after this season. Williams is going to have to produce to remain, and Jones paid a high price to get him from the Detroit Lions and then the big contract. Jones insists he would have engineered the trade he did to move up and draft Bryant even if Williams was producing like he expected him to the past two seasons. He said it’s more about Bryant than Williams. Well, sooner or later it’s going to be about Williams and his production following one of the worst trades of the past decade. Stay tuned.
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