Roy Williams Makes Rookie Jimmy Young Carry His Shoulder Pads in Chicago

Hooray! Wide receiver Roy Williams needed something to go right in his life.  Although his post-Lions career has not been much of a success, Williams remains a proud man.  He was never able to develop strong chemistry with Tony Romo in Dallas and now hopes he can produce with Jay Cutler in Chicago.  While in Dallas, he even had trouble finding a rookie to carry his shoulder pads for him.  Fortunately for Roy, that has changed.

According to ESPNChicago.com via Pro Football Talk, Bears rookie Jimmy Young did not hesitate to carry Williams’ shoulders pads when the veteran ordered him to.  Young, an undrafted free agent, said he had a free hand and it “wasn’t a big deal.”  Perhaps the smartest thing Williams did differently this year was prey on an undrafted rookie rather than a first-round pick.

“Oh man, it was lovely,” Williams said. “Hey 19, take my pads. ‘Yes sir.’ There was no, ‘I ain’t got to do this’ — none of that, so it was good.”

I think I speak for everyone when I say congratulations, Roy Williams.  You found a rookie that respects you.  Merely a month after he sued his ex girlfriend to get his engagement ring back, Williams probably needed a boost.  As for Young, he should consider himself lucky he didn’t end up like these poor rookies in Oakland.

Brooke Daniels Dumped Roy Williams for College Baseball Player David Murphy

Early on Wednesday we told you that Dallas Cowboys receiver Roy Williams is suing his ex-girlfriend to get his engagement ring back. An engagement ring he sent her in the mail. Along with a video message that was part of his virtual proposal.

Any surprise she turned it down?

Anyway, his ex-girlfriend, former Miss Texas Brooke Daniels, is now dating someone else. The fine folks at Busted Coverage did some sleuthing and figured out that Brooke is now dating David Murphy, an infielder for the University of Houston baseball team.

And guess what? There’s an apparent trend with her boyfriends: they must have sub-par stats.

Murphy batted .241 in 13 games for the Cougars this season. Roy had 530 yards in 15 games. The difference is Murphy just completed his junior season and he’s a leukemia survivor.

For someone who underwent leukemia treatment to hit .241 in college baseball is pretty awesome, so we really do give it up to Murphy. Not only that, but he’s also dating the former Miss Texas. That’s quite a pull David, so we don’t have anything bad to say about you. Just be on the look out for Roy — if he can actually catch you.

Check out Busted Coverage for more pics of Brooke and David

Roy Williams Sues Ex-Girlfriend Brooke Daniels, Wants Engagement Ring Back

Roy Williams is a proud man. If you didn’t already know that before last season, you probably learned it when he became extremely pissed off that a rookie refused to carry his shoulder pads at training camp.  When you take that into consideration, you might suspect that he would not be a fan of having his proposal rejected by his girlfriend — as no man would be.  However, Williams has slightly more reason to be upset than the average reject.

According to the Odessa American via Pro Football Talk, Williams is suing his ex-girlfriend for allegedly turning down his marriage proposal and keeping the $76,600 engagement ring he sent her.  Williams claims that his ex-girlfriend and former beauty pageant winner, Brooke Daniels, said she lost the ring when he asked that she return it.  Brooke’s father, Michael Daniels, says he has the ring in his possession and plans to return it to avoid a lawsuit but that Williams is lying about her having lost it.  Michael told the Odessa American that Williams told Brooke to keep the ring because she would “eventually come back to (him).”

I don’t know whether to laugh or feel bad, but if you know anything about me you know the former is what’s going on while I type this post.  My question is how does something like this work?  If you give someone an engagement ring to someone and they refuse to marry you, is it still their ring?  Is there some sort of legal binding between the actual ring and engagement?  Part of me wishes Daniels would keep the ring so we could see how the court rules.  Damn.

Roy Williams Has Faith in Jon Kitna Who Is ‘Just as Good’ as Tony Romo

Roy Williams may have been a bust most of the time he’s been a Dallas Cowboy, but the one area he’s always had success is in making hyperbolic statements. There was this during the off-season, and there was his guarantee in 2006 that the Lions would beat the Bears week two, just for a taste of his confidence. Detroit by the way went 3-13 that year and lost the game 34-7.

With Tony Romo’s broken clavicle injury likely knocking the quarterback out for the year, Jon Kitna will step in and become the team’s starting QB. If Monday night was any indication, it’s going to be a loss-laden season for Dallas and hard times for the offense.

That’s not how Roy sees it.

After the loss, the receiver maintained a positive attitude and expressed confidence in Kitna saying “Tony Romo is our starter but Jon Kitna is just as good. We are going to work this week in practice so we get the timing down with the receivers. But I have complete faith in him. I know how good he is.”

While some people will run and say Williams was smack-talking Tony Romo, that’s not the case.

In the same conversation, Roy also said the Cowboys would still go 11-5 despite being 1-5. Williams is an optimist maintaining confidence as he should. His best (and only Pro Bowl season) came in 2006 with Kitna as his quarterback in Detroit, so there’s nothing wrong with believing in the backup. I say this was much more of Williams expressing confidence in Jon and speaking in hyperbole than a knock on Romo. Don’t get it confused.

The Miles Austin-Roy Williams Touchdown Celebration Was Worth the Penalty

The Cowboys blew two 7-point leads on Sunday against the Vikings on the road and saw Tony Romo likely throw away their season. Their first two touchdown passes went to Roy Williams — yes, that Roy Williams — who was pleased to find the end zone for the third straight game. After scoring his first TD to put the Boys up 7-0, he posed towards the crowd and then fellow receiver Miles Austin hurdled him like he was jumping a parking meter.

Keep in mind, Roy is 6’3″, so Austin has some serious hops to vault over the big man. The celebration resulted in a 15-yard unsportsmanlike conduct penalty, allowing the Vikings to start at the 45 after the kickoff went out of bounds. Luckily Dallas’ defense forced a three-and-out otherwise they would have had another touchdown celebration penalty to blame for their problems. Now they can just focus on everything else.

The penalty was actually called on Sam Hurd for flashing a Hook ‘em Horns, not Miles Austin.

Photo Credit: AP Photo/Andy King

Roy Williams Should Carry Dez Bryant’s Shoulder Pads

On Thursday we were praising Dez Bryant for becoming the first first-round pick to sign a deal and get into camp. On Saturday we were talking about how Dez Bryant made it a point to be the first one at Dallas Cowboys practice, showing up two hours early. On Sunday, the discussion had evolved back into how Dez Bryant has character issues because he refused to carry Roy Williams’ shoulder pads off the practice field.

Bryant’s point makes a lot of sense for why he does not want to carry Roy’s pads: “I feel like I was drafted to play football, not carry another player’s pads,” Bryant said. ”If I was a free agent, it would still be the same thing.”

I agree with Dez — he’s there to play football, not be bullied, bossed around, or hazed, even if it is a rookie tradition. Thing is, Roy Williams is genuinely upset over the whole deal:

“Everybody has to go through it. I had to go through it. No matter if you’re a No. 1 pick or the 7,000th pick, you’ve still got to do something when you’re a rookie. I carried pads. I paid for dinners. I paid for lunches. I did everything I was supposed to do, because I didn’t want to be that guy.”

Look Roy, I’m sure when it comes time to sing in front of the veterans and buy the old guys lunch and dinner that Dez will be there to participate. You need to understand that this is not as simple as a rookie not following tradition (as dumb as hazing is). This is not as simple as Dez being a headstrong, defiant person. This runs much deeper than all of that — this is about a rookie preparing to take your job. Maybe Dez should humor you by carrying your shoulder pads off the practice field next time — it’s the only dignity you’ll have left after he unseats you in the starting lineup.

Dez refuses to carry Williams’ pads [Tim MacMahon/ESPN Dallas]

Roy Williams Says He and Romo ‘Connecting Like Montana and Rice’

Roy Williams — the same receiver who has been a complete disappointment since the Cowboys traded for him expecting to get a pure No. 1 receiving threat — has made a prediction for the upcoming season that even Tony Romo can’t be too pleased with.  Sir Drops-A lot has set Cowboys fans up for a complete letdown if they believe his latest claims made during a radio interview on ESPN 1300 in Houston.  Here’s what Roy Williams had to say about the chemistry he and Romo have developed:

You know, last year around this time we were throwing and catching and it wasn’t very good. Just to be quite honest with you, we were missing balls, and bad throws and drops and all that in the offseason that carried over to the season. But this year, we’re connecting like Montana and Rice. It’s night and day from last year so I know we’re expecting big things for both of us.”

Come again, Roy?  I suppose if Williams plans to catch at least 70 more passes than the 38 he caught last year and haul in about seven or eight more touchdowns to improve upon his total of seven from 2009, he may be on to something.  Tony Romo is an underdog who has exceeded expectations for the better part of his career.  His social life with Jessica Simpson will no longer be an issue — as some teammates believed it was in the past — because the two no longer date.  But if you’re Roy Williams, why put yourself in a situation where your predictions are impossible to live up to?

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