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JP Z

Lions trade Roy Williams to Cowboys

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We could have got Tony Gonzalez for a 3rd round pick. Thats what KC was looking to get, with no takers. He sure would have given Gus some one to dump the ball to that has good hands.

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Straight from ESPN....

The Cowboys will give up a first-round pick in 2009, plus a third- and sixth-rounder that year for Williams and a seventh-round pick in '09.

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Might spread out the coverage more, and might mean a more open TO

Sounds good in theory, but the barometer will be how many tears T.O. sheds in post-game press conferences.

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thats crazy.

I like this trade for alot of reasons. I have Calvin Johnson on my Fantasy team, might mean alot of good points.

TO is going to be a horrible player about this, becuase hes not the go to guy ne more.

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This trade will not go down good for the Cowboys. T.O. is NOT a team player and he will see far fewer balls his way now. This is a bomb waiting to explode in Big D. This is exactly the kind of move Detroit needed to make to start the rebuilding process.

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We could have got Tony Gonzalez for a 3rd round pick. Thats what KC was looking to get, with no takers. He sure would have given Gus some one to dump the ball to that has good hands.

I just read that 2 teams offered a third round pick for Gonzalez and it wasn't enough. KC wouldn't take anything less then a 2nd rounder. Gonzalez is a stud or atleast he will be for another year or two, but he's just too old to spend a 2nd round pick on.

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T.O. is a team player in Cowboy land for some odd reason crazy. If you have been watching their games this year you would see that blocking anywhere he can and doing anything to help out. This will have a positive impact on the Cowboys and will free up one of the 2. If they both are double covered they can throw it to Witten or Barber. Sure it might not start showing results until Romo gets back but it was a good move for them especially since they have both Roy Williams now and they are both from that area. The Lions Calvin Johnson will be double teamed constantly now and his value drops and yes he will get more looks of two defenders on him.

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after watching the review last night about this trade on ESPN, I guess Jerry Jones was talking to TO durning trade, and TO was jacked about him coming. This is what ESPN reported last night

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the lions traded Roy and a 2009 7th round pick for a 1st, 3rd, and 6th rounder from the cowboys in 2009.

just to clarify a post earlier that stated the lions got 4 picks in return, actually they're getting three and giving up one.

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Maybe not be a bad trade for either team. Detroit gave up a semi-proven early first rounder (7th pick overall in '04) for a first rounder and a third rounder. Figure the 6th and 7th round swap is fairly even. Dallas will likely be near the bottom of draft order for '09.

Might help Detroit recover a little from the crazy "Draft a WR first" mentality that they had for so many years under Matt Millen. 4 out of 6 years they draft WR first?

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