Terrell Owens hasn’t been on an NFL roster since 2012, but the Hall of Fame receiver is still looking to return to the NFL.
And there is at least one team that is interested in seeing what Owens can do, according to his agent Gregory D.L. Daniel. That would be the Cowboys.
Daniel told Sports Illustrated’s Aaron Wilson that he and Owens had been “in constant communication with Jerry Jones’ office” in recent days. The discussions, per Daniel, were about Owens returning to the Cowboys.
“Terrell is ready to contribute and play any role, big or small,” Daniel said. “He’s in outstanding shape. He looks no different than he did years ago. I watched him running routes full-speed with DeSean [Jackson] and he looked great. He didn’t drop a pass.”
Owens and the Cowboys, however, aren’t near a deal and he “won’t be signing with the Cowboys at this time,” according to Dov Kleimann, citing sources.
Update: Despite the communication, Terrell Owens won’t be signing with the #Cowboys at this time, according to a source.
The source tells me that one of the reasons it isn’t happening is Owens is asking for more money from the team.
— Dov Kleiman (@NFL_DovKleiman) December 28, 2022
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Owens worked out with Jackson earlier in the season as each looked to be signed by an NFL team. That happened for Jackson, 35, when the Ravens inked him to a contract amid injury issues at the receiver position.
The same hasn’t yet happened for Owens, 49, who is looking to become the oldest player in NFL history to play a game. The record is currently held by George Blanda, 48.
Daniel explained to Wilson that Owens is relishing a chance to break that record; he also believes that the veteran is in good enough shape to accomplish that goal.
“He most recently ran a 4.5 40-yard dash, which was his warm-up. He’s a legend,” Daniel said of Owens. “We want to make history and see him break these records. If anybody can do it, it’s him. His three Ds are desire, dedication and discipline. He embodies that every day, even running hills at 3 a.m. on Christmas morning.”
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Of course, performing well in workouts is a lot different than finding success at the NFL level, and Owens has been out of the NFL for quite a while. He was last on an NFL roster a decade ago when he spent three weeks with the Seahawks during the 2012 NFL preseason.
And Owens hasn’t played a regular-season NFL game since his age-37 season in 2010; he logged 72 catches for 983 yards and nine touchdowns during that campaign with Cincinnati.
That’s part of why it’s hard to imagine that an NFL team would hold a significant interest in Owens at this stage in his career, even after his 15 successful seasons with the 49ers, Eagles, Cowboys, Bills and Bengals.
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