Williams’ switch to number 38 has spirtiual signifiance to him

January 5, 2008 at 7:08 pm Leave a comment

Source:  International Herald Tribune

In practice this week, Roy Williams wore No. 38 instead of the No. 31 jersey he’s had throughout his six seasons in Dallas. He plans to switch next season to the higher number that has spritual significance to him.

“Eight in the Bible is a new beginning, and I feel that after this season, it’s time to switch,” Williams said. “I have always been a spiritual person. After rededicating my life, I felt it was a good time to do it. It’s about my life. Football is my job. My walk with Christ, I am taking to a whole another level and I am serious about it.”

This isn’t the first time Williams wanted to wear No. 38.

Williams said he didn’t switch two years ago because so many fans were wearing No. 31 and he “didn’t want Jerry (Jones, the Cowboys owner) to lose any money as far as people recalling those jerseys back.”

He said he tried to get No. 38 when he first arrived in Dallas as a rookie in 2002, but the number was already taken.

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