It is official Roy Williams is a Dallas Cowboy. I blogged last week that there was more benefit to shopping Roy than keeping him. It is nice to be right once in awhile.
The trade details are as follows:
Dallas gets: Roy Williams & 7th Round Pick (2009)
Detroit gets: Round 1, 3, and 6 picks (2009)
This is a blockbuster deal. The Detroit Lions made out very well on this trade as we can use the picks (and the money Roy would sign for) to rebuild both sides of the ball.
Dallas has had several set backs in the past 24 hours. Injuries to Tony Romo, Felix Jones, and Terrance Newman will hurt the Cowboys. The suspension of Adam Jones will be another unnecessary distraction. Jone is out for at least 4 weeks. This actually benefits the Lions because the worse the Cowboys do, the better the pick will be for the Lions next year.
Another blockbuster aspect of this trade is the extra draft picks may entice a new GM. Detroit will need to attract the best possible GM if we are going to rebuild successfully. This trade will only help things.