good ol' T.O.

Discussion in 'Dallas Cowboys' started by freedom1, Aug 27, 2006.

  1. freedom1

    freedom1 Mentor

    Aug 9, 2005
    Can a leopard change its spots? Do you guys think these trouble maker types are worth it to their teams cause they put asses in the seats?

    Terrell Owens has finally pushed the Dallas Cowboys too far, drawing a $9,500 fine for missing a team meeting and a rehabilitation session and being late to an offensive meeting, The Dallas Morning News reported Sunday.

    "That's our club business. That's going to be accounted for," team owner Jerry Jones told the newspaper.

    The incidents occurred Friday, the team's final day preparing for a preseason game against San Francisco. The Cowboys beat the 49ers 17-7, making them 3-0 this preseason without Owens playing any of the games because of a hamstring injury that's also kept him out of 19 of 31 practices since the start of training camp.

    Neither team officials nor Owens' agent, Drew Rosenhaus, immediately returned calls to The Associated Press seeking comment Sunday.

    During a postgame television interview, Jones did not mention the fine but answered several other questions about Owens. Jones said his only concern with the receiver is "injury, not all this other stuff you hear about."

    Owens' past is filled with run-ins with quarterbacks, coaches and others in his own organization. San Francisco and Philadelphia got rid of him, but the Cowboys welcomed him with open arms and a lucrative contract in March, four days after the Eagles released him.

    Owens vowed to be a better man and a better teammate in Dallas. While the fine is the most drastic, he already has done plenty to stand out.

    He missed much of the offseason training program - with permission - and turned his hamstring injury into an attention-getter by flying in specialists to help him rehabilitate and wearing a cycling team outfit one day while pedaling a stationary bicycle.

    After returning to practice for several days, coach Bill Parcells ruled him out of a Monday night game and Owens hasn't practiced since. He said he aggravated the injury because the club pushed him too hard. When Parcells said this week that he needs to see Owens on the field, T.O. responded that there's 10 years of tape to show what he can do.

    Jones seemed to downplay the drama surrounding Owens' injury by noting that Carolina's Steve Smith and Pittsburgh's Hines Ward also have been slowed by hamstring injuries without drawing the same scrutiny as Owens. He also recalled Deion Sanders' ability to play well after flying in from baseball games and missing long stretches of practice.

    "I know this - when he's healthy, he's going to help us win these ballgames," Jones said.

    The Cowboys play their final preseason game Thursday night at home against Minnesota. The opener is Sept. 10 at Jacksonville.
  2. Realgeorge

    Realgeorge Mentor

    Nov 2, 2004
    Remember when Tom Landry cut Hollywood Henderson from the Cowboys for being insubordinate? Mr. Owens can do anything he likes except maybe murder a teammate
  3. Don Wassall

    Don Wassall Administrator Staff Member

    Sep 30, 2004
    Even if Dallas cuts T.O. tomorrow they'll still have to eat the huge signing bonus they gave him. In a healthy society it would be unthinkableto allowinfantile megalomaniacs like Terrell Owens to play sports at any level past where the players no longer wear diapers.

    Jerry Jones is a creep, second only to Al Davis among NFL owners who have profited so handsomely fromthe league'sall-out embrace of the Caste System. Owens and Jones deserve each other.
  4. Hockaday

    Hockaday Guru

    May 3, 2006
    This too predictable situation will boil down to Parcell's telling Jones to choose between him and Owens.
    The longer this goes on the more damage Owen's ripple effect will do.

    Cowboy haters and Jimmy Johnson are loving it. Ol' Jerry's put himself in a real spot. He should have known better.
  5. Deacon

    Deacon Guru

    Sep 9, 2005
    Who else is tired of hearing about TO?! Good lord, he's all ESPN talks about these days.
  6. white is right

    white is right Hall of Famer

    Feb 16, 2006
    Jones loves the circus, I suspect as a child he loved seeing the bull elphants crap........ [​IMG]
  7. Jofreidr_1488

    Jofreidr_1488 Newbie

    Mar 5, 2006
    Eventually they don't even sell out the arenas like they used to.

    A good example is Allen Iverson in the NBA. The 76ers attendance has been going down steadily every years for a few years now. One of the main reasons why is because the 76ers can't field a good team because alot of the good role-players out there don't want to play with Iverson.

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