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Roy Williams: Lockout good for older players

The lockout is all right with Roy Williams.

As far as the Cowboys receiver is concerned, his body can use the rest after seven NFL seasons.

“I talked to a player who was contemplating retirement, but the lockout has gotten his body back to where it needs to be,” Williams told the Odessa American while holding a youth football camp in his hometown. “For us older players, it’s good.”

You can just imagine the players representatives cringing when they read that comment. It might be true, but it’s not exactly politically incorrect.

But at least Williams didn’t delve further into how he will probably personally benefit from the work stoppage. The lockout stunts Dez Bryant’s development, making it extremely unlikely that the Cowboys will part ways with Williams before the season starts, whenever that may be.

Williams might have had job security anyway because cutting him would force the Cowboys to take a huge salary cap hit. The lockout, which has prevented Bryant from getting the coaching he sorely needs to fulfill his immense potential, probably eliminates the Dallas front office from even debating the issue.

That probably makes it pretty easy for Williams to rest and relax.