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Report: Williams leads Cowboys' potential roster purge

The Dallas Cowboys' turbulent 5-10 season, which opened with sky-high expectations but cost Wade Phillips his head-coaching job, could result in an offseason roster overhaul, according to the *Fort Worth Star-Telegram*.

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"We've certainly got players that we had to play this year that were returning starters who are suspect," Cowboys owner Jerry Jones told the newspaper Wednesday. "I'd say that it's very likely that we'll have more turnover this year than we had last year."

The newspaper reported that wide receiver Roy Williams, running back Marion Barber, linebacker Keith Brooking and cornerback Terence Newman all could be moved. Other candidates not to return include offensive linemen Kyle Kosier, Leonard Davis and Marc Colombo, as well as defensive end Marcus Spears and safeties Gerald Sensabaugh and Alan Ball.

The NFL's uncertain labor situation might postpone a full-fledged fire sale -- and the fate of Cowboys interim coach Jason Garrett is yet to be resolved -- but expensive veteran wideout Williams appears on his way out regardless, according to the Star-Telegram.

Williams, who notched 21 receptions for 306 yards and five touchdowns in his first five games in 2010, had just 15 catches for 218 yards with no scores down the stretch.

"It's disappointing," Williams told the newspaper. "I can only do what I can do. I started out nice, then all of sudden I fell off the face of the earth.

"I run what is called. I line up. I break the huddle. I go play. I only get two or three chances a game. I try to make the most of them."

Williams' base salary for next season is $5.1 million, with a salary-cap hit close to $9.4 million, according to the newspaper.

"I would love to be here," Williams said. "If not, I will play ball somewhere else."

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