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Finally, Cowboys get it

Posted on: March 5, 2009 9:59 am
Edited on: March 5, 2009 10:31 am

Looks like the Philadelphia Eagles and San Francisco 49ers weren't so dumb after all. Dallas did what it should have done by releasing Terrell Owens, but the Cowboys never should've been in this mess in the first place.

Owens is a productive receiver who is toxic to a locker room and counter-productive to progress. He's not about the team; he's about himself, first, foremost and always. Jerry Jones didn't get that, just as he didn't get what Pacman Jones was all about. So he deluded himself into thinking he and the Cowboys would somehow change these guys.

Yeah, sure, and A-Rod is better for the Yankees than Scott Brosius.  I don't get how people are sucked in by numbers and don't research more carefully into what players are all about. So Owens has a zillion catches and knows how to find the end zone.  Big deal. So did Chad Johnson. But I'd sooner have Bryant Johnson on my team than Chad, and I would never, ever, ever take a chance on T.O. or Pacman.

Yet somebody will, trust me, -- just as somebody will take a flyer on Michael Vick. Well, good luck. You reap what you sow. Didn't anyone in Dallas think there might have been an itsy, bitsy reason Andy Reid let Owens walk into the locker room of his division rival?

Owens helped take that team down, just as he helped to take down the Eagles in 2005. Teams give up on him for a reason, and at least the Cowboys figured it out -- but only after a lot of hardship. As much as I can criticize Jones for taking the guy on, he finally came to his senses -- just as he did with Pacman. That's a step. The Cowboys never should have gotten here, but at least they weren't too proud to admit their mistake.

Now, the Cowboys strive for team chemistry ... and it's about time. That's something that isn't possible when you have distractions like Owens and Jones in the locker room, and Dallas found out the hard way. Give the Cowboys credit for this, too: They have Owens' replacement on board. That would be Roy Williams, and look for him to figure in Jason Garrett's game plans the way he didn't when Owens was around.


Category: NFL

Since: Jun 7, 2007
Posted on: March 11, 2009 2:54 am

Finally, Cowboys get it

You have to be kidding me. You really think Jerry Jones wanted to get rid of T.O.? I don't think so the only reason T.O. is gone is because the rest of the staff told Jerry he needed to get it done. They were all tired of the mess. Jerry Jones does what he wants most of the time no matter what other people think. If he cared what people thought then The Big Tuna would have not left when he did. He never wanted T.O. and Jerry did. I was surprised that the staff got it through his BIG head to get rid of him.

Since: Jan 13, 2009
Posted on: March 6, 2009 9:03 pm

Finally, Cowboys get it

Did anyone ask Jerry Jones if he has gotten it really?  It took him how long to get rid of T.O.  It is alot easier to seem like you are going for character and cutting a guy when your team is awful.  Its not like he cut the best player off the Super Bowl winning squad.  Time will tell whether or not that they have learned their lessons.  Don't people often say Chemistry starts with the Quarterback?  Well, Tony Romo might find it hard to bring the team together when he is off vacationing and smiling for the paparazzi.  Jerry Jones, Wade Phillips and Jason Garrett are a in a huge disfunctional management love triangle.  There is chemistry there but it doesn't seem to be right.  Give it time.  As long as Jerry Jones runs the show, the Cowboys will be like the Raiders only a few wins better.  Only in the news for ridiculous owners and being "America's teams of old".  Key word is OLD.


Since: Sep 16, 2008
Posted on: March 6, 2009 11:22 am

Finally, Cowboys get it

Seems like the Cowboys have gotten rid of more then just TO this off season.  Hopefully if they can deal with their team chemistry issues they might live up to their predictions of last year, in going to the Super Bowl.  Jerry Jones just can't help himself in interjecting in the mix of things.  Sometimes they work, but more often then not they don't.  Its his money so he can spend it however he wants but maybe he should listen harder to his advisors when it comes to player choices.  Better yet leave the football to the professionals and stay out of the mix.  Learn from this.

Since: Mar 13, 2008
Posted on: March 5, 2009 2:12 pm

Finally, Cowboys get it

I love how the Media say it's good for teams to strive for team chemistry and all that, when YOU ARE THE ONLY REASON GUYS LIKE PACMAN CAN MESS UP THE CHEMISTRY. Guys like T.O bring down team chemistry from the inside out. He doesn't need you guys for that. He is a bad egg in the clubhouse. But guys like Pacman only mess up team chemistry when YOU MEDIA guys follow him around with cameras and microphones and wait on pins and needles for him to slip. I mean the whole season we all knew if pacman messed up again he was gone. So even if he would have made another mistake, let's say week 5. He would have been cut, gone... No chemistry issues. Just a guy cut.

Since: Apr 27, 2008
Posted on: March 5, 2009 12:17 pm

Finally, Cowboys get it


Just so you know the Cowboys don't have a first round pick.

Since: Mar 20, 2008
Posted on: March 5, 2009 12:11 pm

Marvin Harrison

Who thinks that the Cowboys will try to sign Marvin Harrison?  He is a veteran who can still play and would not be a toxic influence as TO was.

Since: Sep 12, 2006
Posted on: March 5, 2009 12:05 pm

Finally, Cowboys get it

Roy Williams?  Umm, ok.  He looked really good last year for the Cowboys. 

Since: Feb 17, 2009
Posted on: March 5, 2009 12:05 pm

Finally, Cowboys get it

How 'bout Dan Snyder and the Redskins?  He loves throwing away his money and loves seeing his name being talked about.  The Redskins need to improve their passing game and they just might think that an aged T.O. is the answer.  Or maybe the Saints.  T.O. couldn't complain about how many passes are thrown his way.  Besides the more that they throw to him the more he drops!  Or maybe T.O. should just wait until Garcia finds a team and sign there and end his career with the first QB T.O. proved he couldn't play with.

Is there any FA WR left?  It looks like the Cowboys will be going wide-out in the first round...

Since: Oct 29, 2008
Posted on: March 5, 2009 10:40 am

Mixed Emotions

Yes, I'm glad the Cowboys finally get it & got rid of T.O. Maybe they now have a chance of becoming the Cowboys of old.

No, I'm not glad they did it - they won't be nearly as much fun to make fun of without T.O. Wonder who'll we'll get to make fun of next year?

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