Well he wants to be…
Terrell Owens has been lobbying to get back into the NFL since 2012. In his latest efforts he is trying his hardest to convince the Dallas Cowboys to give him another shot.
It’s been an ongoing joke in my household that the Dallas Cowboys should sign Terrell Owens and give him one more shot in the NFL. We even still have an authentic Terrell Owens #81 jersey in the closet from the first time he was in Dallas. I actually played his song that he made when he joined the Cowboys in 2006 in the first episode of my podcast.
Here it is again if you missed that.
It never really sat well with me the way he was booted out of Dallas. Whatever was going on in the locker room, it seems coaches and other players should be able to work things out. It baffles me how grown men making millions of dollars can’t get along enough to play a team game.
What really didn’t sit well with me was the fact that Dallas booted him and didn’t have a ready replacement for him immediately. Miles Austin was emerging as a good receiver but he was not a true #1. And don’t get me started on “Uno Uno” (Roy Williams).
Say what you want about his off the field antics, T.O. produced.
Here’s a look at his stats during his three years as a Cowboy.
It seems like just yesterday but it’s been a long time since T.O. played in the NFL. So long in fact that he’s eligible for the next upcoming Hall of Fame class. He’s 41 years old now and it’s unknown if he’s still got it.
But with Dez Bryant and Tony Romo out for possibly a couple of months could the Cowboys really give Owens a shot?
Owens recently went on the Rich Eisen show and had this to say.
“We all know what happened when I was there, and there were some things said where it may have fractured the relationship between myself and Witten and Romo,” Owens said. “Time has passed, and hopefully they know that I’ve moved on beyond that, and maybe hopefully they have. But for me, it’s all about giving myself an opportunity. That’s all I ever really wanted.”
[Full interview at the bottom of the article]
It’d be interesting to see what Romo has to say about this. If he and Garrett give the ok I don’t see how as a team you can not just take a look at Owens. Even just to see if he’s still got a little left in the tank.
We’re all grown men here. It’s time to leave the past in the past. If Owens is still Owens then he’d be an instant upgrade. Plus as I mentioned not only is Bryant out but so is Romo. Weeden needs another weapon. Imagine Williams and Owens on the outside with Beasley working the slot. That would be nasty!
Let’s not get too far ahead of ourselves though. Owens may be in great shape but it takes a different type of shape to play in the NFL every week. Also Jerry would have to sign off on this. All that’s known up to this point is T.O.’s agent reached out to the Jones’s. It’s all speculation at this point.
But my advice to Jones is.. Why not? Give the man a shot. Just one workout and see if he’s still got it. What do you have to lose?
Thanks for reading!