SD Chargers Special Teamer Kassim Osgood has tweeted that Jamal Williams has been cut by the Chargers. If true, do the Cowboys have interest? Williams is a Wade Phillips guy playing for him in San Diego. Wade was his coordinator in 2005 and 2006 when he was an All-Pro. This does make some sense.
Williams is coming off major surgery after he played just one game last year, but should be fully recovered. I can certainly see a scenario in which Williams plays 20 snaps as Ratliff's back-up. Or packages where Williams is on the nose and Ratliff and Olshansky are the Ends. Or maybe my favorite - a 4 man front with Williams taking two blockers on the Nose, Rat as the under tackle and two ends flanking them. Sure would be nice to have Ratliff playing one other blocker as opposed to two.
And I doubt Williams would be all that expensive. Even if Dallas makes a play for a big time free agent (I prefer Antrel Rolle) Williams might accept a 3 year - $15M deal, which falls under the low-end free agent signee (Dallas can sign unlimited at this level) as long as he agrees to a structure of Yr 1-$3.8M, Yr 2-$4.9M, Yr 3-$6.4.