T.O. Back To Cowboys? Can’t Be. Can It?
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I know the Dallas Cowboys are in desperate need of help at receiver. After Miles Austin and Dez Bryant it gets real thin real quick.
Stop me when you’re impressed, even intrigued by the options at third receiver: Kevin Ogletree, Andre Holmes, Dwayne Harris, Danny Coale, Raymond Radway … Not stopping.
Okay, how about Terrell Owens? Yes, that one.
In an attempt to revamp his image and re-boot his NFL career, T.O. has dumped long-time agent Drew Rosenhaus in favor of Dallas-based Jordan Woy. And, yep, Woy said yesterday he intends to call the Cowboys about his new client.
“I will call the Cowboys about T.O., sure,” Woy said. “But I’ll also call 31 other teams. We’re going to get a lot of doors slammed in our faces. We’ll get some ‘no thanks.’ But Terrell can still play and still be productive in the NFL in the right situation and we expect that situation to arise at some point.”
Owens is 38, not far removed from a torn ACL and fresh off being cut by the Indoor Football League’s Allen Wranglers for allegedly, among other things, failing to show up for a scheduled visit to a local children’s hospital.
“I don’t think anything with the Allen franchise will have any bearing whatsoever in regard to NFL teams,” said Woy. “NFL owners know how those leagues operate. They often struggle to make ends meet and I think that’s the case here … that Allen just didn’t want to pay Terrell the money they owed him.”
While former Cowboys’ receiver and current Wranglers’ general manager Drew Pearson said Owens still hasn’t the talent to play, former Dallas star Michael Irvin said he thinks collusion will keep him from capping what is arguably a Hall-of-Fame career.
“The owners got the short end of the stick with Terrell for lots of years,” Irvin said last week before a charity basketball game in Dallas. “But they’ll get together and they’ve got the hammer. They’re going to stick it to him and keep him out of there.”
With Owens as their primary receiver, the Cowboys went 13-3 in 2007 before losing their first playoff game. That path having been traveled – potholes, attempted suicides, etc. – there’s no way the Cowboys would be one of the teams interested in a T.O. reunion.
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