It was a matter of time before this were to happen and the fat lady has sung in Dallas. Terrell Owens was cut Wednesday night, ending a saga in Dallas that they were eager to get rid off going into the offseason.
While reports from the Associated Press indicate that Cowboys owner Jerry Jones once enjoyed the publicity that T.O. stirred up, the trouble he cause made him think twice about whether the receiver was worth all the issues.
“In the aftermath of the season, we talked about change,” Jones said in a statement. “Some of what is changing involves the process and some of it involves people. This is a decision that was made based upon consideration for an entire team.”
“We will move on now with a new team — a new attitude — and into a new stadium. The evaluation process and the prospect for change will continue at every level of the organization,” he continued.
In response, Owens released a statement, via his website, thanks Jones, coach Wade Phillips, and the Cowboys team “for the opportunity to be a member of the team for the past three years.”
Despite being cut, Owens sounded optimistic about the upcoming season. “A big thanks to the fans — you’ve been awesome! I look forward to the upcoming season and continuing to play in the NFL,” Owens said.
In the loss, the Cowboys will have $9 million against their salary cap, meaning one less spot open for another high-profile player, and a fewer No. 81 jerseys to sell.
Pressure on the team’s quarterback Tony Romo has been alleviated, because he’ll now have to no longer worry whether T.O. gets enough passes his way to make him happy.
The team went 31-17 in Owens’ three seasons in Dallas, but 0-2 in the playoffs.
Hopefully with the next team T.O. winds up on, he’ll think about the last 3 teams he played for and change his ways since his NFL days definitely seem to be coming to an end.