Cowboys Camp: Safety Is Locked - KLTV.com - Tyler, Longview, Jacksonville |ETX News

8/2/06

Cowboys Camp: Safety Is Locked

The defense is leading the way so far at Cowboys training camp in California, and their success has a lot to do with their pro-bowl safety.  Roy Williams signed a 4-year, $25.2 million contract extension today, which locks him up through 2010.  Kicker Mike Vanderjagt missed practice this morning. He said he was sick.  And, the Cowboys cut their roster to 83 by releasing defensive end Vontrell Jamison.

With the departure of key veterans like Dan Campbell, La'Roi Glover and Keyshawn Johnson, a big question during camp this year is, who will step up as the leaders?

"I am going to be a Cowboy for life," said Williams.  "There ain't no doubt about it. I'm staying here."

There are 25-million reasons on the table now that say Roy Williams is one of the Cowboys leaders for years to come.

"Roy, through his play brings leadership," said Cowboys owner Jerry Jones.  "I gave him a big hand shake. Didn't pay him, but I gave him a hand shake out there."

"Leadership role is just lead by example," said Williams, "and just pull some of the young guys aside when you see them slacking and let them know that we're not promised to be here tomorrow, so you need to bring your "A" game each and every day."

T.O. claims to be a leader, and we know Drew Bledsoe will have to lead, but who else will Parcells look to for leadership?

"Well, I think I've got some young guys on defense like Newman and Brady James, and those kind of guys," said Parcells.  "They've been playing long enough now that they can have something to say. The players figure that out. I don't figure that out. I can't mandate a leader."

"The biggest thing with me is getting on the field and seeing what situation we're in," said Newman, "because sometimes, you don't need to say anything, and sometimes you do."  

Kevin Berns reporting.
kberns@kltv.com

  • KLTV SportsLocal SportsMore>>

  • NFL Draft 2017

    NFL Draft 2017

  • 7-on-7 State Tournament Schedule released for College Station

    7-on-7 State Tournament Schedule released for College Station

    Saturday, June 24 2017 11:40 PM EDT2017-06-25 03:40:09 GMT
    The Texas State 7-on-7 Association has released its Division I and Division II tournament pools for the statewide event next week at College Station’s Veterans Park and Athletic Complex. Ten East Texas teams will make the trip between June 29 and June 30.    DIVISION I TOURNAMENT Pool A Houston Clear Brook Coppell Lake Travis McAllen Rowe Pool B Katy Cinco Ranch Haslet Eaton Georgetown LUFKIN Pool C Fort Worth All Saints Round Rock ...More >>
    The Texas State 7-on-7 Association has released its Division I and Division II tournament pools for the statewide event next week at College Station’s Veterans Park and Athletic Complex. Ten East Texas teams will make the trip between June 29 and June 30.    DIVISION I TOURNAMENT Pool A Houston Clear Brook Coppell Lake Travis McAllen Rowe Pool B Katy Cinco Ranch Haslet Eaton Georgetown LUFKIN Pool C Fort Worth All Saints Round Rock ...More >>
  • The Johnson Tradition: Justin and Jaron Johnson honor father by giving back to the Tyler community

    The Johnson Tradition: Justin and Jaron Johnson honor father by giving back to the Tyler community

    Saturday, June 24 2017 8:45 PM EDT2017-06-25 00:45:13 GMT
    KLTV StaffKLTV Staff
    Former John Tyler Lion's Justin and Jaron Johnson returned to the Lion's Den Saturday morning, hosting their free Johnson Brothers basketball camp.  "It's fun man, very fun. I went to John Tyler, I'm a product of East Texas. Product of Tyler, Texas, and it's just great to give back the kids are amazing right now. When it comes to basketball, basketball is what unites us. It's our passion together," said Justin Johnson, former professional basketball player.  Just...More >>
    Former John Tyler Lion's Justin and Jaron Johnson returned to the Lion's Den Saturday morning, hosting their free Johnson Brothers basketball camp.  "It's fun man, very fun. I went to John Tyler, I'm a product of East Texas. Product of Tyler, Texas, and it's just great to give back the kids are amazing right now. When it comes to basketball, basketball is what unites us. It's our passion together," said Justin Johnson, former professional basketball player.  Just...More >>
Powered by Frankly