Has Terrell Owens Worn Out His Welcome?

It wasn’t long after the Cowboys season ended that I first began hearing rumblings about getting rid of Terrell Owens.  I really didn’t pay much attention at first, but now I can’t seem to avoid it whether I’m watching sports on TV or just listening to sports radio.

Today, in the Star Telegram they write,

A quiet campaign has been waged at Valley Ranch recently to dump T.O. pretty quick, and lobbying has been heard emanating from very high levels. Even Jones levels.

Any legit talk of ridding the Dallas Cowboys of this aging drama queen usually comes fully equipped with whines about media-driven conspiracy and picking on poor, misunderstood T.O. and how any and all drop-off has been caused by a certain redhead.

Not hardly. Going T.O.-less has become a topic of serious internal debate at Valley Ranch. And an awful lot of Cowboys front-office types have decided parting ways with him is not only a good idea, but also necessary to fixing what is obviously wrong with this team.

Regardless of what you may have read, the drama that unfolded late in the season when a few wide receivers outed Jason Witten and Tony Romo, may not have been 100% accurately reported. But what everyone does agree on is that while T.O. tried to distance himself from the controversy, it was no secret that he spearheaded the uprising.

If there is any tension or bad blood between T.O. and Tony Romo, you can bet that Owens will be the first to go.

ESPN is reporting that several Dallas Cowboys sources have told them that the team is considering cutting ties with the embattled wide receiver. Here is a quote from one of those sources:

“I think we all know that chemistry is the problem with this team more than the schemes or anything else. Are we going to continue to allow talent to outweigh everything else in the decisions we make with players and putting the roster together? We’re like the Redskins used to be when they signed every player they wanted. There’s more to it than talent. It has to be more about the team.”

After the Cowboys season ended, I myself wrote extensively about the bad karma and the lack of chemistry on the Cowboys. At the time I blamed a lot of that on Pacman. Now that he’s gone, the conversation regarding chemistry is still going strong.

I haven’t formed an opinion on getting rid of T.O. yet, mostly because I’ve grown attached to him as a fan and enjoy his big play ability. But, as the team source said, and as I know it to be true deep down inside me, it’s not about the talent.

Going out and signing every troubled star and putting them all together is not how you build a team. You take the 2008 Pro Bowl team and let them play a full 16 game season and they wouldn’t even make the playoffs. You need more than a team full of stars. You need those guys who keep their mouth shut and bust their ass and do what it takes to win games, not awards.

Maybe in a way I’ve already made a decision on T.O., but I’m unwilling to admit it…

Comments
  1. Mike

    Think the chemistry was fine last year and look at the drama that was there with his OD and all. yet becasue we dont go to the playoffs we should get rid of him and he’s the cancer?? I don’t think TO made Tony throw all those interceptions last year, which those turnovers caused us to lose those games. Look at all the games we lost, what was the common denominator? TURNOVERS! Who caused most of those turnovers? Tony. So if we dont get rid of him, we shouldnt get rid of TO. I dont think we can win on Roy alone.

  2. Riggs

    This is a VERY WRONG move….T.O isnt the biggest problem, how can everyone hate and blame T.O? Thats not the reason Romo throws picks every game? Not the reason Garrett isnt getting Roy involved more is it? Not the reason Pacman is having trouble is it? STUPID to even get rid of a great player like T.O. The WHOLE team needs to go and hang out on lockdown and get to know each other! T.O is a great player and has shown he is a nice guy, but everyone has problems…T.O just gets it 10 folds b/c hes T.O. This is a wrong move and will be very disappointed in the Cowboys….

  3. It would be stupid to get rid of T.O. he is finally on a team where he is completely happy and likes his QB it would be completely idiotic on Jerry Jones’ part to get rid of him

  4. Cowboysfan_Born

    Hey This team has to be made up of communication and The cowboys don’t have that they fight and argue and have the WORSt egos i have seen on any team. That being said the team cant concentrate. Can you go to work everyday and do your job the best you can when you have someone Yelling at you ALL THE TIME WHEN YOU DONT DO SOMETHING RIGHT I dont think so i would be soo angry frustrated and would have the worst work i have ever performed. The Cowboys need to fix some things ALOT of things starting with some players. If the same player had the same thing happen on 2 other team that got rid of him for the same thing backlash on his team his Qb his coach. DO you really need someone like that to help us win ….. and if you answer yes then we should Keep T.O If not show him the DOOR…. MY OPINION…