Posts Tagged 'trade'

Details On The Roy Williams Trade

Here is the skinny on the Cowboys-Lions trade.

The Lions will receive the Cowboys’ 2009 first-round pick, a third-round pick and sixth-round pick.

The Cowboys get Detroit’s 2009 seventh-round pick in the Williams trade, plus the Tennessee Titans 2009 fifth-round pick now that cornerback Adam “Pacman” Jones has been suspended at least four games for violating the league’s personal conduct policy.

This is the official press release from the Cowboys:

For Immediate Release

October 14, 2008 

The Dallas Cowboys traded for wide receiver Roy Williams from the Detroit Lions today. The fifth-year receiver is a product of the University of Texas and a native of Odessa, Texas. Williams earned his first trip to the Pro Bowl following the 2006 season after posting career-high numbers for receptions (82) and receiving yards (1,310) along with seven touchdowns. For his career he has 262 catches for 3,884 yards with 29 touchdowns in 60 games with 56 starts.  

The Cowboys gave up their first, third and sixth round choices in 2009 for Williams and Detroit’s seventh-round choice in 2009.

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Cowboys Still Checking Out Chris Simms

Brad Johnson’s average performance against the Chargers is what it is.  I don’t think he should be cut, but the Cowboys need to bring in another option because Rich Bartel is not.

The St. Pete Times said the Cowboys had a scout at the Bucs-Dolphins game to scout Chris Simms.

The Bucs may want a 5th rounder for the former Texas quarterback. 

If they made that trade I can’t see Simms getting enough of the Cowboys offense down to be the #2 right away, but maybe by October he could have 80% of it down if he had to play.

Josh Howard’s Problems Must Be Addressed

Special to the Star-Telegram

You can’t fix stupid. Somebody said that the other day, and it sure fits Dallas Mavericks forward Josh Howard’s actions the last few weeks.

The Mavericks can’t trade him now. That’s right. They can’t trade him because they won’t get value for him.

Howard’s play was absolutely horrible in the playoffs against the New Orleans Hornets. He shot just 29 percent from the floor.

Off the court, his actions were almost unforgivable.

The coach asked his players to be focused for the playoffs and cut out the parties. J-Ho decided he needed a birthday bash for himself after Game 4 at a Dallas nightclub.

He should have been ashamed to show up in public. Remember he was el stinko, bricking 3 of 16 shots for a measly six points as the Mavs went down 3-1 in the series.

It was the ultimate disrespect for the head coach and a reason why Avery Johnson is no longer employed by the team. Howard clearly didn’t care what Johnson had to say and wasn’t focused on winning a title.

It was stupid of Howard to go on Michael Irvin’s radio show and proclaim his love for smoking weed in the off-season the day of a playoff game and with his team in an 0-2 series hole. I wondered if he was high to admit to breaking the law, proclaiming “other players use it” as some type of defense, and causing a distraction that was not needed.

Howard’s good name with the Mavericks has taken a beating, and he’s to blame.

He deserved for fans to be upset with him. We know Dirk Nowitzki was sick of Howard’s antics, telling the media after the Mavs were sent on summer vacation:

“Bad timing in the playoffs,” he said. “It’s time to just concentrate about basketball and focus on it… not let any distractions come up.”

Josh Howard isn’t a bad guy. He’s just not a smart one, even if he attended Wake Forest University.

Back in the late ’90s, Washington traded away Chris Webber because he was making dumb off-the-court decisions. He matured while he was with the Kings and rewarded them with some exciting teams while the Wizards went nowhere with good guys Mitch Richmond and Otis Thorpe.

The Mavericks want to avoid that type of personnel mistake, so I don’t see Howard going anywhere. He needs some guidance and probably a drug counselor.

Maybe they can fix stupid.

Newy Scruggs is sports director for NBC 5.


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