LANDOVER, MD - NOVEMBER 16: Terrell Owens #81 of the Dallas Cowboys in action against the Washington Redskins on November 16, 2008 at FedEx Field in Landover, Maryland. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)
As we approach the dog days of summer, where football news doesn't flow, but rather drips slowly like a broken faucet, we tend to look past any one team (in our case the Dallas Cowboys) to get a more broad look at the NFL landscape and fill the void in intrigue left between the Super Bowl and training camp or, if you're really hardcore, OTAs.
In that vein, today we stumbled across a report on a familiar name, and his inability to find a suitor for the 2010 season.
If this familiar name was, say, Troy Hambrick, it might be less shocking; but no. It's Terrell Owens, who, just two years ago, was the most feared receiver on the most visible team in the NFL, and now, is left at the mercy of a short list of teams who have expressed some modicum of interest.
From NFL.com's Frank Tadych, per the Dallas Morning News:
"Terrell Owens will at some point sign to play in the NFL for the 2010 season. But as the days pass, and the remaining veterans are plucked from the free agent market, Owens, 36, doesn’t appear to be next on the list. Or even after that.
"In fact, the consensus among NFL Network insiders and analysts is that there is no market for Owens at this point, and it will take a training camp injury to create his next job. That, of course, is not uncommon for veterans. But it is a cold, hard reality."
The report suggests that Owens may have to lower his asking price, which is a reported $5 million, or so. Using experts and insiders from around the league, Tadych makes a fairly strong case for a fairly paltry amount of interest for the 36-year-old. Some teams that expressed interest addressed the position through the draft (Seattle, Cincinnati), and some through free agency (Washington).
As is pointed out in the report, Owens will play in the NFL in 2010. But under what circumstances, and for how much, will remain an intriguing question for Cowboys fans who remember a still-dominant Terrell Owens, as we move into Summer.
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