Better To Receive

All five of Williams' touchdowns in 2010 came with Tony Romo at quarterback.

Williams, I'd be shocked. 

Only Roy can catch the game-winning touchdown in Washington and have it called back on a holding penalty. 

Only Roy can have a good game in Chicago the next week, but have a fumble ripped out of his hands even though it appeared his progress had been stopped. Fumble lost - game over.  

Only Roy can score a touchdown in Minnesota and have one teammate leapfrog him while another is simulating his Texas 'hook'em horns' sign. Either one of those gestures resulted in a costly penalty.  

Only Roy can make what appeared to be a game-clinching catch against the Saints, only to switch the ball into his left arm at the last moment and have it pulled out for another lost fumble.  

And I would say "Only Roy" can have a pass go off his hands in Arizona and get returned for a touchdown against the Cardinals, had it happened to Miles Austin about five times this season, including once earlier in that same game.  

I'm sure I left out a few things. I'm not trying to stick up for Williams but am just listing all these things that have gone against him. I think it's safe to say the ball hasn't bounced his way too often.  

But that doesn't mean the Cowboys should keep him. It doesn't mean they shouldn't.  

To me, it's pretty simple. While I understand the importance of salary cap economics (at least I get the idea - I won't say I've mastered it by any stretch of the imagination), I know there are times when you should cut a player, based on his money.  

This isn't one of those times. If it costs you about $4 million more to get rid of a player than it does to keep him, then I'm keeping him.  

Think about it like a car. You might be upside down in a car. It still runs pretty well, but it has its share of problems. Still, are you going to turn back into the deal AND pay out more money that you might owe on it? And now you've got to go out and get another car.  

The best deal would be to keep it for at least another year. Keep paying off on your investment, hope it learns to cooperate better with its driver and get a few more miles on it.      

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