Theismann Says T.O. Must Stay?

The ex-Redskin has a lot to say about Dallas' recent troubles.

The Dallas Cowboys are getting some unsolicited advice on how to win from an unlikely source.
 
Joe Theismann said that getting rid of Terrell Owens would be a huge mistake in a Monday interview, and hinted at a supposed inability by Tony Romo to get him the ball.
 
Allow me to state first that Theismann could very well be right. There’s no doubt about Owens’ talent, from even his most outspoken critics. (The exception, of course, is Skip Bayless, but no one listens to him, anyway).
 
The problem with Theismann’s remarks is twofold: First, the Cowboys aren’t so much short on talent as they are weighed down with distraction and plagued by a fractured locker room.

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Secondly, most importantly, why should anyone listen to Joe Theismann—A Redskin, and a card-carrying Cowboys-hater—with respect to the Cowboys success?
 
He was last heard, before these latest developments, saying that the team was too centered on Terrell Owens, that our receivers were too similar in size and something about a rookie running back from Alabama named Freddie Jones.
 
Incoherence aside, Theismann hit the nail on the head during parts of the interview; there’s no denying that he predicted the ultimate futility of last year, albeit in a convoluted, rambling manner.
 
However, after suffering through his broadcasts on ESPN and ABC for more than a decade, I can only take Theismann’s opinion with little more than a grain of salt—particularly with respect to Dallas.
 
Then again, maybe I’m not giving the ex-Redskin enough credit; is it possible that the man who struggles to construct a basic sentence is engaging in subterfuge at the highest level?
 
Well, probably not, but I sure hope so.
 
Based on his track record, and the fact that he was a Redskin for eleven years, I’ve come to terms with the fact that he probably hates the Star and everything it stands for; that’s fine. In fact, it’s preferable. In these grey times, we should be only so thankful when things are so definite, so black-and-white.
 
I was mad when the Cowboys season ended, and I was a bit past frustrated when Terrell Owens got his own reality show on VH1. I’ve supported number 81 and harangued him and everything in between during his years in Dallas. But, because Joe Theismann, a Redskin, thinks keeping Owens is crucial, I am obligated to think that anything less than an immediate release would be cowardly reticence.
 
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