The National Football League has suspended Dallas Cowboys safety Roy Williams for this Saturday’s upcoming game against Carolina. Williams was suspended for his horse collar tackle of Eagles Quarterback Donovan McNabb on Sunday. The horse collar tackle was Williams 3rd violation of the rule this year. He’s received a fine each time as well, 12,500 for a tackle against Chicago, 15,000 for a tackle against Buffalo, and this suspension will cost him 37,187, which is one game check.
“He’s real strong, especially with his hands. You go to your strength, so he’s going to grab somebody with his hands,” Cowboys coach Wade Phillips said Monday, before the punishment was announced. “And the way it is now, they tape those jerseys in the back, so you can’t grab them, you can’t hold on to them. The only thing you can grab is something behind him. And he’s coming from behind, he has to learn to lay out. But what he’s used to doing is grabbing them, because he’s so strong with his hands. He hasn’t been able to break that habit, obviously.”