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Pearson: T.O. Could Still Play in NFL



    As we all now know, Terrell Owens' marriage made in heaven with the Allen Wranglers has come to a bitter end as he was released last week and stripped of his 50 percent ownership of the team after failing to show up for a team event at a hospital and refusing to play in two crucial road games for the Wranglers' playoff hopes.*

    *Disclaimer: The contract Owens signed said he did not have to play in road games.

    But his former employer, and Dallas Cowboys Ring of Honor member Drew Pearson said he believes the 38-year-old Owens could still be a valuable piece of an NFL team even though he hasn't played in the NFL since 2010, when he played with the Cincinnati Bengals and racked up nearly 1,000 yards with nine touchdowns in just 14 games.

    Of course, Owens might be more known for his exploits that forced him out of San Francisco, Philadelphia and Dallas more than he is known as being one of the NFL's top receivers of all time with nearly 16,000 career yards and 153 touchdowns.

    It would seem Pearson is correct. Owens, at 38, is still a guy that could help many NFL teams and possibly none more than the Cowboys, who are trying to figure out how they're going to replace the production of Laurent Robinson, who came in last year as a free-agent signing after the season started and ended up being arguably the team's most reliable receiver when you factor in health and talent together.

    As of now, the Cowboys are entering the season with Miles Austin, Dez Bryant and then a whole lot of nothing when it comes to their receiving corps. Owens could fit in nicely as a No. 3 receiver, but there's no chance they'd bring him back after things got sour with Tony Romo and especially not with a young, impressionable Bryant sitting there to let Owens' shenanigans rub off on him.

    It's unlikely Owens will get another shot in the NFL, which is crazy considering his physical condition and his talent, but he's made his own bed in that regard with his off-the-field issues.

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