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Roy L. Williams on His Way Out of Dallas? Not So Fast

Matt CullenAnalyst IFebruary 28, 2009

It had been widely anticipated before the season that if Roy Williams did not look good this past season that the five time Pro Bowler would find himself out of Dallas.

My guess is that fracturing his arm twice and missing nearly the whole season was not enough to change anyone's mind.

The safety has made it known that he preferred playing for Bill Parcells and has also publicly spoken out against the lightning rod that is Terrell Owens.

Couple all of this with getting burned in pass coverage the past couple of years, that it would be likely that the Dallas Cowboys would the trade the safety to save $2 million in cap space and move Anthony Henry to Safety.

Which is why it is so shocking to read what John Clayton has just reported. The Dallas Cowboys have now traded Anthony Henry to the Detroit Lions for Jon Kitna.

The trade saves the Detroit Lions more than $4 million in cap space, and Kitna was happy enough being traded to Dallas to rework his contract to give the Dallas Cowboys more cap room.

The trade gives the Dallas Cowboys a strong back-up QB which was sorely lacking last year and possibly means another year in Big D for the five-time Pro Bowl Safety that is Roy Williams.

In other Dallas Cowboys news, the team and long time Atlanta Falcons LB Keith Brooking have agreed to a three-year contract.

The 11-year veteran is coming off his eighth consecutive season with 100+ tackles and fills a void left from the probably departures of Zach Thomas and back-up Kevin Burnett.

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