If we’ve learned anything from Terrell Owens’ sudden re-emergence in Dallas-Fort Worth over the past week, it’s (a) that he might still be bitter about that whole “being released by the Dallas Cowboys” thing and (b) he has no doubt that he can still play in the NFL.
Of course, that NFL executives have some doubt about it is apparent, as after no takers on the 38-year-old came forward in 2011, Owens accepted a deal to play (and co-own) the Allen Wranglers of the Indoor Football League. But undaunted, Owens remains confident--which, we might add, has never been an issue with no. 81.
“I've never lost it,” Owens said in a recent appearance on KESN-FM’s the Ben & Skin Show, via ESPN Dallas. “Not a matter of me still having it. … I never lost it. If you look at my production every time I stepped on the field, that’ll tell you I've never lost it.
“Every time I stepped on the field with a team that already had a No. 1 receiver when I came in, and they were like, ‘Oh, I’m not gonna promise him a No. 1 spot.’ I don’t want you to promise me a No. 1 spot. I will show you. I will earn that spot, and I will put up numbers better than your No. 1.”
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