When Terrell Owens returned to North Texas as a member of the Indoor Football League’s Allen Wranglers a few months ago, he insisted to the many media outlets that would listen that he wasn’t bitter toward the Cowboys or Jerry Jones. Then he went on to sound pretty bitter toward the Cowboys and Jerry Jones, particularly about the way Jones showed him the door back in 2009.
Now, he’s turned his bitterness--or at least what sounds to us a lot like bitterness--toward his former quarterback.
“With that situation, dude, I’ve kind of lost my respect for that situation,” Owens said of Romo in a recent appearance on ESPN Radio’s “Ben & Skin” Show, per ESPN Dallas. “Man, that’s a guy I shed tears for, I went to bat for. Then obviously, ultimately I’m not in Dallas anymore and I know he definitely had a hand in that. So, again, it’s one of those things that you kind of just have to bite your tongue and keep moving on, you know what I mean?”
While we’re not sure how much of a hand, if any, Romo had in getting Owens sent away from Dallas, but it’d be hard to blame the quarterback even if Owens’ exit was entirely his handiwork. Because in 2008, as you might remember, Owens spent a good deal of time trying to get the receiving corps. to turn against Romo, based on the assumption that Romo was targeting his pal Jason Witten too much--never mind that Witten happens to be one of the best receiving tight ends in the history of the game.
Then again, if you ask Owens of that 2008 mutiny of receivers, he was just thinking of the team. Of course he was.
“I just happened to be one of those guys that really voiced my opinion,” he said. “I wasn’t the only one who thought that way. There were games that other guys were open. I wasn’t saying that to get the ball thrown to me a lot more times. I wasn’t saying that to get the ball thrown to me a lot more times. I was all about winning. During the course of games and if you watch the film, there were other guys that were open that didn’t get the ball. That was my thing.”
Of course it was.
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