The last time Terrell Owens took the field for an NFL team, he actually wasn't half bad. He was just a shell of his former self during his time with the Bengals in 2010, but he still managed to catch 72 balls for 983 yards and nine touchdowns.
That was FIVE years, though, so it's kind of crazy to hear that T.O. is still talking about possibly making a comeback in the NFL. During an interview with Rich Eisen yesterday, the former star wide receiver—who is 41 and almost eligible for the Pro Football Hall of Fame at this point—revealed that he had his agent reach out to the Cowboys recently to see if they'd be interested in signing him after losing Dez Bryant to injury. T.O. told Eisen that he promises he would be on his best behavior with the Cowboys this time around, which wasn't always the case when he was playing for Dallas from 2006 through 2008.
"We all know what happened when I was there," he said, "and there were some things said where it may have fractured the relationship between myself and [Jason] Witten and [Tony] Romo. Time has passed, and hopefully they know that I've moved on beyond that, and maybe hopefully they have. But for me, it's all about giving myself an opportunity. That's all I ever really wanted."
Uhhhhhhh…what? *checks calendar*
Listen, T.O. was a great football player, and he probably has tons of insight to offer to young guys in the NFL right now. But the idea of an NFL team signing him to play football in 2015 is insane. And while Jerry Jones is not above doing crazy things, signing T.O. would be too much, even by his standards.
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[via Fox Sports]