When Terrell Owens returned to North Texas as a member of the Indoor Football League’s Allen Wranglers back in November, he did a healthy amount of interviews in which he wasn’t shy about discussing his departure from the Dallas Cowboys.
Though he sounded kind of bitter about the situation, he insisted that he wasn’t, and now, following his unceremonious release from the Wranglers in late May--and perhaps angling for a return with the Cowboys?--he’s singing the praises of Jerry Jones, the man who famously told Owens of his release via a drawing on a tablecloth.
Jones said of Owens earlier this year, via the Dallas Morning News, “I would advise him if that he still has got the heart--and he does--to continue to try to get on with an NFL team.”
As for Owens, he remembers Jones fondly.
“Jerry’s a great guy,” Owens said. “Obviously, he gave me an opportunity in 2006 and I had a great three years there with the Cowboys. That’s the type of guy Jerry is. It goes beyond just the football relationship. I think he’s done that not only with myself, he’s done that with a number of his players. You think about the Troys, the Emmitts the Michaels, Charles Haley.
“These relationships continue to go on even when football stops. So I think that’s what’s most notable and admirable about Jerry.”
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