Roy Williams

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    March 6, 2013

    Lawsuit: Former Cowboy Roy Williams Still Owes Half Million on University Park Home

    For much of the last decade, Roy Williams was the hard-hitting enforcer of the Cowboys secondary, pulverizing any player who dared to bring the ball in his general vicinity. His reputation has since been tarnished by the poor pass coverage and general descent into mediocrity that led the Cowboys to ... More >>

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    September 25, 2011

    "Please, Respect": Council Seems to Settle on Combo Platter During Redistricting Meeting

    Photo by Anna MerlanRoy Williams, whose lawsuit helped lead to 14-1, addresses the council during Saturday's redistricting meeting.​As the redistricting process goes on (and on and on), you might expect the public to become less involved, especially when a meeting takes place late on a college-foo ... More >>

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    December 31, 2010

    Whitt's Merten's End: 12.31.10

    One of Sports Pickle's best photos of 2010​It's been a fun two weeks, sports fans. Richie's back on Monday, but before I give him back his blog, here are some week-end thoughts before I go. *Sunday's Cowboys-Eagles game looks like it might be the first NFL start for Stephen McGee as Jon Kitna ... More >>

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    November 5, 2010

    Whitt's End: 11.5.10

      Whether you're at the end of your rope or merely the end of your week, welcome to Whitt's End: *Roy Williams can hyperbolize(?) about winning nine consecutive games all he wants, but the only drama left in the Dallas Cowboys' failed season is not if - but when - head coach Wade Phillips ... More >>

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    August 27, 2010

    Back to a Simpler Time, When Mr. Peppermint and Activist Roy Williams (?!) Had TV Shows

    A Friend of Unfair Park sends a note: The You Tube'r known as "cringevenom," who has an unusually large collection of vintage Dallas broadcast-TV and cable-access videos, has returned to the virtual airwaves with a series of recent postings -- all of which feel like lost Saturday Night Live sketches ... More >>

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    July 29, 2010

    Mayor Leppert is a Fan of The Fan. So There.

    ​Didn't think he'd do it. In fact, I dared him to do it. I'll be damned if he didn't do it. Soon as Dallas Mayor Tom Leppert settled in for his in-studio interview Wednesday on 105.3 The Fan, Greg Williams popped the question: "Hey Mayor," said Greggo, "do you like your gig?" Somehow I stifl ... More >>

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    July 28, 2010

    Dear Dez: No, It's Not the Media's Fault. It's Your Fault.

    ​Well, that didn't take long. Four days into his Dallas Cowboys' career Dez Bryant started blaming that damned ol' media for his mistakes. Be patient Dez, your Diva Club card is being laminated as we speak. Bryant, whom I wholly endorsed on draft day and who has dazzled on the ... More >>

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    July 26, 2010

    Dez Bryant Catching Passes, Dropping Duties

    Dex Bryant​Roy Williams can't carry Dez Bryant's jock, so why should the Dallas Cowboys' rookie receiver carry the veteran's pads? Because he's a rookie, that's why. Troy Aikman baked cookies and took them on the team plane. As a Texas Rangers' rookie, Jarrod Saltalamacchia wore a diaper on a ... More >>

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    May 18, 2010

    Dez Bryant > Roy Williams. Shhhh, Don't Tell Roy.

    ​It took all of three plays - without pads, mind you - to see the full Dez Bryant package. As last season officially melted into this season, the Dallas Cowboys held OTAs (Organized Team Activities) out at Valley Ranch. Their rookie receiver, as expected, dazzled. A burst of escape off t ... More >>

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    March 31, 2010

    Dallas Cowboys' Draft: 'Tis Better to Receive?

    ​Jason Witten? Check. Miles Austin? Check. Patrick Crayton? Yeah, okay, check. Roy Williams? Hmm. Dez Bryant? Interesting. Entering next month's NFL Draft the Dallas Cowboys have needs. At safety. At kicker. At offensive tackle. And, yes, at receiver. But are the concerns there enough to take ... More >>

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    January 25, 2010

    Colts, Saints to Super Bowl XLIV: My Top 10 Observations

    ​10. Pierre Garcon > Roy Williams. Cool that he and his AFC Championship Game-record 11 catches are from Haiti. But what's with the cocky little tail under the C in his last name? 9. Any old French garson > Roy Williams. 8. Is it just me, or does CBS analyst Phil Simms start every sente ... More >>

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    December 28, 2009

    Wowboys 17, Deadskins 0: My Top 10 Observations

    ​10. I'm not ready to pronounce it Doomsday III just yet, but that's some impressive defense being played by your Dallas Cowboys. The team's first shutout in six years on the heels of holding the San Diego Chargers and New Orleans Saints to a combined 37 points? Two games against the Washingt ... More >>

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    November 24, 2009

    Turn Back the Clock, Cowboys Fans. So ... Wouldja?

    I like to prod ol' Uncle Wade but, let's face, his fixed defense is the reason there's hope in Cowboyville. ​Jason Garrett is clueless. Roy Williams is a bust. Martellus Bennett is a non-factor. Felix Jones has lost a step. Nick Folk has the yips. Marc Colombo is hurt. Ken Hamlin ... More >>

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    November 12, 2009
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    November 2, 2009

    Wowboys 38, Seahags 17: My Top 10 Observations.

    AP​10. Ten. That's how many Cowboys caught passes Sunday. Of the players eligible to be a receiver, only Tashard Choice got shut out. 9. Halloween hangover. The end of Daylight Savings Time. Whatever. Something weird was going on at Cowboys Stadium, for I coulda swore I saw Bobby Carpenter ... More >>

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    October 29, 2009

    Give Me Roy Williams over Terrell Owens

    ​Not over their careers obviously, because Terrell Owens is a no-brainer Hall of Famer and Roy Williams is a one-time Pro Bowler who in 2006 snuck in only after Torry Holt backed out with an injury. But this year - horrible for both as of yet - I'll take Williams. Notsamuch because of his ste ... More >>

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    October 19, 2009

    Hash Over: Sevy's Serves Scotch For Supper, Roy Williams Doesn't Take The Week Off, Learn To Use Your Noodle At Tei-An And More

    ​Do you love scotch? Sevy's Grill will have a Scotch Club tasting this evening from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. featuring five premium whiskys and a complementary dish for each. Dishes and drinks include crispy 5-spice duck cigars (sounds classier than "duck taquitos," no?) with apricot ginger dipping sauce ... More >>

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    September 17, 2009
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    September 15, 2009

    T.O. = Thoroughly Overrated

    ​Week 1 receiving stats: Terrell Owens, Buffalo Bills - 2 catches, 46 yards, 0 touchdowns. Loss. Miles Austin, Roy Williams, Patrick Crayton, Dallas Cowboys - 8 catches, 263 yards, 3 touchdowns. Win. My reaction? ...

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    August 13, 2009

    Cowboys-Raiders: Friggin' Finally, It's Football Season!

    ​I know it's only August. It's only pre-season. But it is, after all, football. Tonight at 9 on Channel 11 and 105.3 The Fan we officially begin washing 44-6 out of our mouths. What will you be watching tonight? As for me ... 

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    August 5, 2009

    Camp Cowboys Top 10 Observations: Day 8

    ​10. Story out of Lincoln, Nebraska of all places - apparently the writer was in Dallas for the Big 12 Media Days - says at Cowboys Stadium there is for sale $800,000 suites in which you can purchase a $90 pizza. That's about $11 a slice by my sportswriter math. However, Dallas Only Dail ... More >>

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    August 3, 2009

    Camp Cowboys Top 10 Observations: Day 6

    Scouting assistant Rich Behm and his view of training camp.​10. Sounds to me like Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones is leaning against rebuilding the indoor practice facility that collapsed May 2, leaving special teams coach Joe DeCamillis with a broken back, scouting assistant Rich Behm par ... More >>

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    June 18, 2009

    Dallas Cowboys: Three Dots and a Cloud of Dust

    Quick takes from a Wednesday's minicamp workout at Carrollton's Standridge Stadium: *Tony Romo says the story that appeared in the Fort Worth Star-Telegram about him being told to lose weight is total bullshit. "That never happened," Romo said with a smile. "It just didn't." ... *From what I co ... More >>

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    April 28, 2009

    After the Draft: Projecting the Cowboys' 53-Man Roster

    Ugh.There's a minicamp at Valley Ranch this weekend, only three months before training camp in San Antonio and a mere 139 days until the Dallas Cowboys kick off their 2009 NFL season against the Buccaneers in Tampa. No better time to look into my crystal football and predict the team's o ... More >>

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    April 8, 2009

    Dallas' Only Daily Exploits Aikman's Misguided Hyperbole

    Troy, and even Chad, should realize this dude is the worst receiver trade in Cowboys' history.My old friend Troy Aikman says that if - I repeat, if - Roy Williams doesn't produce like a No. 1 receiver, then the Dallas Cowboys' trade to acquire  him last season will be "one of the biggest ... More >>

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    March 5, 2009

    Roy (Safety) Williams = Cut. Dallas Cowboys = Even More Hope.

      Damn, maybe Jerry Jones took Channel 8's poll to heart. Either that, or the Cowboys owner is suffering from spasms of lucidity and humility. Whatever, less than 12 hours after cutting Terrell Owens, the Cowboys have this morning released safety Roy Williams. Weird, huh? The Cowboys ... More >>

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    March 5, 2009

    As the Cowboys' Dust Settles ...

    We can cross our fingers real hard and go for the trifecta, but I don't see Cowboys owner Jerry Jones firing Wade Phillips today. Let's don't get greedy. But let's also be realistic. Gone from the roster that lost 44-6 in Philadelphia on Dec. 28 and went 9-7 last year are: Terrell Owens, Anthony Hen ... More >>

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    November 13, 2008

    The Top 10 Reasons the Cowboys Will Beat the Redskins on Sunday

    What’d else didja expect? Terrell Owens had his Top 10 on Letterman and I seem to have developed a nervous tic that spits out lists. So, hey, what’s one more? 10. Sense of urgency. Dallas just has to play well – and win. If not, all the Super Bowl posturing will become a punch line and we ... More >>

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    November 3, 2008

    Happy Birthday! Sportatorium Turns 6 (Months, That Is)

    Okay, who had 6 months in the office pool? Pay up, sucka. Forgive me for growing a little misty-eyed nostalgic today. It's because 368 posts and 3,554 comments after debuting with this lil’ diddy, your friendly Sportatorium is suddenly 6 months old. Funny, I don’t feel a day over 2. Hund ... More >>

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    October 9, 2008
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    September 17, 2008

    Roy Williams’ Injury: Blessing or Barrier?

    Like it or not, the Cowboys will miss this guy. Won't they? Other than Scott, this corner of the blogdom is full of Roy Williams bashers. I assume his fractured forearm will be met with an unprecedented joy considering it means the absence of a Pro Bowl* player for about a month. The Cowboys ... More >>

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    September 15, 2008
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    August 14, 2008

    Hard Knocks: Week 2

    Must-see TV. The five best moments from last night’s Hard Knocks: Week 2. Or did I miss something? 5. Former scout and Jason’s dad, Jim Garrett, “running” as slow – and as consistent – as humanly possible. 4. Linebacker Zach Thomas fielding punts as smooth as Patrick Crayton. ... More >>

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    July 31, 2008

    Roy Williams: Man or Myth?

    Roy Williams, a Pro Bowler? Horse hockey. You might say. I don’t trust Roy Williams. But I do trust Dave Campo. And Campo, the former Cowboys’ head coach who’s back as the team’s secondary coach, says we’ll see the “old Roy Williams” again this year. “From watching film o ... More >>

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    May 28, 2008

    Get a Sneak Peek at KERA's Special on Sharing the Power in Dallas

    This morning on KERA-FM (90.1), Sam Baker previewed tonight's screening at 8 on Channel 13 of Sharing the Power, which examines how Dallas wound up with a 14-1 system of governance courtesy, among others, Roy Williams and Marvin Crenshaw. It's part of a weeklong examination of the landmark lawsuit t ... More >>

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    May 12, 2008

    Is Roy Williams Suddenly One Biscuit Away From Being A Liability?

    Still a good guy. Still a good player? Story goes something like this: Roy Williams sucks. The end. No, wait, actually there’s more. A lot more. The Cowboys’ safety sucks in coverage, blames the media for picking on him, tells teammate Greg Ellis last year in training camp that he’s n ... More >>

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    March 4, 2008

    Dallas' Black and Brown, In Black and White This Morning

    Speaking of, this sounds looks good right about now. Last week, Adelfa Callejo got herself -- and Hillary Clinton -- in a wee spot of trouble, when the Latino-rights activist insisted that "when blacks had the numbers, they didn't do anything to support us." Today, the Chicago Sun-Times' columnist M ... More >>

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    January 3, 2008

    Roy Williams Gets Another Free Pass to Hawaii? Really?

    Another sportsy item for reading, possibly with shoulders slumping and eyelids closing: Roy Williams was just added to the NFC's Pro Bowl squad, making this the fifth consecutive Pro Bowl for the Cowboys strong safety who really shouldn't be getting that free ticket to Honolulu. (Seems like a nice g ... More >>

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    October 26, 2007
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    June 21, 2007

    Last Places or Famous Faces?

    You could head out to Arlington this weekend to watch the dreadful Rangers take on the equally horrible Houston Astros in a laughable battle for something called the Silver Boot. Ya know, cheer our “hero” Sammy Sosa, who smacked all except 587 of his 600 homers in uniforms other than Texas'. (If ... More >>

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    June 21, 2007
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    June 14, 2007

    Pointing -- and Shooting -- the Finger at City Hall

    Leo Chaney is a man worthy of being honored with a statue that dwarves tall buildings and small children. So sayeth Leo Chaney. Thank you, Leo Chaney, for giving us one of the more undignified moments in recent local history yesterday. I’m talking about the city council debate about the proposed L ... More >>

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    June 5, 2006

    Roy Williams Likes it Slow

    This is how Kelly Rowland felt when Roy Williams called off their engagement. More or less. There's a piece about Destiny's Child Kelly Rowland's busted nuptials with Dallas Cowboy defensive end Roy Williams in the new issue of Vibe Vixen, the ladies-first version of hip-hop bible Vibe. And what do ... More >>

  • News

    September 15, 2005


    The mess at City Hall goes back to ancient times

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    January 20, 2005

    In Circles

    Art's birth and death

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    December 2, 2004

    Anonymous Whine

    Maybe this is why they're called Cowboys, not men

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    July 26, 2001

    Bottle Rockets Downtown

    A lawsuit complaining about election fraud could bust things wide open

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    April 19, 2001

    The Race Race

    In the battle for the District 6 council seat, the dark horse has a white face

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    April 22, 1999

    Taking It to the Street

    Want to get elected to city council in southern Dallas? Forget the race card and patch that pothole.

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    November 9, 1995

    Kress and the merry morons

    Dallas' political rabble takes after minority students' best friend

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