IRVING, Texas (AP) -Cowboys safety Roy Williams indeed will be suspended from Saturday night's game at Carolina as punishment for his repeated use of the horse-collar tackle, a maneuver banned a few years ago mainly because of him.
Williams appealed the ruling, but the league stuck to its stance even after hearing his side of the story. He'll also be out one week's pay, $35,000.
Williams took down Philadelphia quarterback Donovan McNabb from the back of the neck of his jersey Sunday. It was his third such tackle this season and the fourth in two years. He'd been warned after the previous one, in October, that another could result in a suspension. He racked up $37,500 for his previous three punishments.
otect and advance player safety must be enforced in a way that will deter violations and prevent injuries from occurring.''
Williams leads the team with 65 solo tackles and is second in total tackles with 83, so his absence will be a stiff blow to the Cowboys, especially because of the timing.

Recent NFL Discussions

Top NFL Public Bets

NFL Top Stories

Thumbnail Betting Against Terrible NFL Teams When you have a great handle on just how an NFL franchise is going to perform heading into a brand new season, well, clearly, that’s a good thing that will allow...
Thumbnail Broncos Win-Total Pick Are the Denver Broncos going to once again be a force in the AFC...
Thumbnail Packers Win-Total Prediction Can the Green Bay Packers remain the best team in the NFC North and make a run to double-digit wins this...
Thumbnail NFL Regular Season Win Totals How many wins will each of the 32 teams have in the NFL regular season? Here's a look at the odds.
Top Potential Wins for Ravens in 2017 The opening lines for every game of the 2017 NFL season are out -- which five of the Baltimore Ravens' games are solid chances for wins?

NFL Team Pages