It appears that Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Roy Williams will do anything to get his hands on a ring – only… it’s not the kind of ring that one might think.

As reported by Calvin Watkins of, Williams is suing an ex-girlfriend in hopes to recover an engagement ring that he sent to her during a marriage proposal.

The ex in question is Brooke Daniels, the gorgeous and talented 2009 Miss Texas USA.  Brooke’s captivating beauty – while clearly welcomed – is not the most intriguing part of this story.


Brooke Daniels may be beautiful, but Roy Williams stole the story with the way he proposed

As described in the report, it’s all the other details from Williams’ engagement proposal that are even more eye-popping than Daniels herself.

Take the following bullet points:

  1. Roy Williams spent $76,600 on the ring itself, which – get this – HE SENT THROUGH THE MAIL. Most of us wouldn’t spend 1/10th that price and 99.9% of us wouldn’t feel comfortable sending it through the mail.
  2. It wasn’t just the ring that Williams sent along, but also $5,000 and a baseball for Daniels’ brother.
  3. Williams also sent a taped marriage proposal, too.  How romantic… I truly can’t imagine why she would have said no – can you?

The lawsuit itself was obtained by the Odessa American and discussed in further detail, as well as further describing the general rules in regards to returning engagement rings.

The fact Williams couldn’t find a way to propose in person?  That alone means that Daniels should feel no need to return the ring.  That’s whether she actually lost it or not.

If anything, Dez Bryant and other Dallas Cowboys teammates reserve the right to give some hazing payback to Williams.  Well, considering the way he handled the situation in the first place.

The majority of men on this planet wouldn’t have the stones to be able to ask a woman like Brooke Daniels out.  But once dating her for over a year, a proposal for any “average Joe” should come easy, be handled romantically, carefully – and for the love of Jerry Jones – be done in person!

UPDATE (July 7, 2011 – 7:30pm)

TMZ is reporting that Brooke Daniels returned the engagement ring to Roy Williams yesterday.  So there you have it, Williams finally has his ring.  But that doesn’t mean he’s off the hook for that ridiculous proposal by mail.