T.O. Wears Out Welcome
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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.