HOUSTON – Legendary Hall of Fame wide receiver Terrell Owens is eyeing a possible comeback at age 49 and has set his ambitions on playing for the Dallas Cowboys for the second time, in accordance with NFL sources.
Owens’ Houston-based agent, Gregory D.L Daniel, Esq., confirmed that he has been involved with the Cowboys and other NFL teams.
Owens has been training and is in optimal condition, by all accounts. He worked out with Baltimore Ravens wide receiver DeSean Jackson this yr prior to the veteran Jackson signing with the AFC North playoff team.
If signed, Owens would turn into the oldest player to play within the NFL in league history. George Blanda was a quarterback and placekicker who retired in 1976 on the age of 48 after playing 26 years within the NFL.
Daniel addressed with CowboysSI.com the prospect of T.O. possibly rejoining the Cowboys.
“We have been in constant communication with Jerry Jones’ office over the previous couple of days about the opportunity of him returning to the Cowboys,” Daniel said. “Terrell is able to contribute and play any role, big or small. He’s in outstanding shape. He looks no different than he did years ago. I watched him running routes full-speed with DeSean and he looked great. He didn’t drop a pass.
“He most recently ran a 4.5 40-yard dash, which was his warm-up. He’s a legend. We intend 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 day-after-day, even running hills at 3 a.m. on Christmas morning.”
When asked concerning the prospects of playing for Cowboys owner Jones again, Owens’ agent passed on his client’s thoughts: “He desires to win, I need to win.”
Jones does have a history of constructing daring moves, but no deal is imminent right now. The playoff-bound Cowboys have Pro Bowl receiver CeeDee Lamb at the highest of the depth chart, recently flirted with free agent Odell Beckham Jr., after which signed vet T.Y. Hilton.
When asked previously if he can be willing to hitch an NFL practice squad, Owens has said in interviews: “Absolutely. That is much like the NBA 10-day practice squad. I just need a chance. There are 32 teams. I just need one ‘yes’.”
Owens, who was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2018 in his third yr of eligibility, has caught 1,078 profession passes for 15,934 yards and 153 touchdowns, during 15 seasons within the NFL. He ranks third all-time in receiving touchdowns in NFL history behind Jerry Rice and Randy Moss. He’s 4 touchdowns behind Moss, who ranks second overall in that category.
Owens played for the San Francisco 49ers, Philadelphia Eagles, Cowboys, Buffalo Bills and Cincinnati Bengals. His last full-time season within the NFL was in 2010 with the Bengals. Since that season, he has played in an indoor football league and was also with the Seattle Seahawks briefly in 2012. He was signed by the Fan Controlled Football League in March.
“Just let him prove it,” Daniel said. “Just put him on the sector. We are able to all make a number of skeptical comments about what he can do. The explanation he’s doing it’s because he knows he can do that. He won’t ever let anyone say what he has the power to do. Leave it as much as his ability and let his skills speak for themselves.”
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