On the day the NFL trade deadline passed, what was the first thing you and your friends started trading e-mails about?

OK, what was the first thing you started e-mailing about AFTER you complained about the Eagles not getting

?

It was probably the Cowboys' acquisition of wide receiver

from the Lions.

T.O,

,

,

and now Williams? How would anyone stop this team?

But when you looked at it more closely, you thought 'Wow, that's a lot to give up.' And 'How are they going to keep all those guys happy?'

So today's news should come as no surprise. The headline in the

reads

» READ MORE: Dallas Cowboys receiver Roy Williams growing frustrated with limited role

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Based on his actions, you'd have thought Williams had a huge role last week against the Ravens. At least twice by my unofficial count, he rose up after making a catch to make an emphatic first-down gesture at Texas Stadium. But when examining the box score, the numbers weren't as impressive -- three catches (a season high) for 12 yards.

"I know I am a player in this league," Williams said in the article. "My thing is, if you brought me in half the season, you obviously know what I am capable of doing. You wouldn’t have spent what you did to get a person. You know what I can do. I know what I can do. I can tell you what I can’t do. I’m just waiting."

So the obvious question here is: What does

have to say about all this? You might be surprised actually.

"If you bring a guy over here and you pay him that much money, you want [him] to be involved," Owens said. "He has a lot of talent. Otherwise, he wouldn’t be here. I’m not saying that in a negative way. I’m saying that because I know he can help the team. Once we figure out a way we can get him more involved and he can help this offense, the better off we’ll be."

I know we always dissect T.O.'s words, but did anyone else notice the "and you pay him that much money" part?

Anyway,

» READ MORE: update on the Cowboys' injuries

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returned to practice after missing a day due to illness. As did Witten. Both players are expected to be ready on Sunday.

Barber, meanwhile, practiced in a limited role and is expected to be a game-time decision.

Look for the Week 17 picks later today or tomorrow. And I'm considering doing a live chat during the 1 o'clock games Sunday to keep everyone up to date on the Eagles' slim playoff chances. And of course, we'll have our usual game chat at 3:45.