T.O. Wears Out Welcome

Mar 5, 2009

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Everything seems a little bigger in Big D, and that sure was the case when it came to the profile of the player the Dallas Cowboys cut on Wednesday.  After three turbulent years, the Cowboys have parted ways with Terrell Owens.

As it has in all of his stops, T.O.’s distractions finally became too much.  Tony Romo is a talented QB, but he spends too much time worrying about getting everyone involved than running an Offense.  T.O. complained that Romo was too close with Jason Witten.  This time around, though, it was more than just his mouth that sealed his fate.

His production was down.  Sure he caught 10 TD passes, but his 69 receptions and 1052 yards were his lowest since 1999, aside from 2005 when he played jut 7 games.  He just drops too many passes, especially for someone constantly begging for the ball. 

He is T.O., and despite turning 35 on the 67th Anniversary of Pearl Harbor, he’ll catch on with a team.  He’ll play nice for a while, but when things don’t go his way, he’ll carry on once again.  His fantasy value almost certainly takes a hit as he’ll have a hard time finding a spot in a more potent Offense.  Tony Romo and Jason Witten’s values take small hits as well.  Say what you want about the person, but T.O. the player commanded a lot of attention.  Roy Williams is good, and should see an increase in fantasy value, but let’s face it.  He’s not going to keep Defensive Coordinators up at night.  Patrick Crayton will likely start opposite Williams.  His value, and Miles Austin’s will increase.  Jerry Jones played with fire when he brought in T.O.  Three years later there is no playoff Win to show for it.

For more detail, check out ESPN‘s story broken my Michael Smith.

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8 Responses so far | Have Your Say!

  1. CK0712
    March 5th, 2009 at 5:27 am #

    he hasn’t been notified yet, ah well we all knew it was coming. see ya~!~

  2. LestersLegends
    March 5th, 2009 at 6:01 am #

    Wouldn’t you like to be a fly on the wall when that goes down?

  3. Frank
    March 5th, 2009 at 6:57 am #

    Owner Jerry loves big names … so maybe, just maybe and hopefully, he’ll want Ocho. Please Jerry, please make an offer the Bengals can’t refuse.

  4. LestersLegends
    March 5th, 2009 at 7:51 am #

    Funny Frank.

  5. Brad
    March 5th, 2009 at 8:53 am #

    It’s so sad…I really feel sorry for T.O. He was always such a class act in Big-D. It’s not fair…it’s just not fair. LMAO!

    My money is on T.O. landing on Oakland. No one else will want the distraction and Big Al will take any superstar off the street.

    I can see it now in 2011 — Michael Vick and T.O. lead the Raiders to the Super Bowl! It’s coming…LOL

  6. Lyn
    March 5th, 2009 at 8:58 am #

    Good title to this post. Everybody else is blogging “Dallas cuts TO” but TO wore out his welcome is more honest.

    Dallas’ morale has probably already gone up just in one day. Good riddance to this overrated drama queen. Hopefully he’ll just retire (he’s 35 or 36) and fade away. Else some other team is going to get stuck with his huge ego.

  7. LestersLegends
    March 5th, 2009 at 9:03 am #

    Funny Brad.
    Lyn – totally agree. Romo probably feels like a new man today.

  8. Cowboys Autographed Helmet Owner
    March 23rd, 2009 at 4:53 am #

    I really liked your blog with the Cowboys mention! A Super Bowl maybe this year?!?

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