Apparently, Terrell Owens, always with a sunny disposition and rosy outlook on life, is growing jealous of the relationship and friendship that is shared by Dallas quarterback Tony Romo, and tight end Jason Witten.
I have to assume this is true, simply because it's so crazy that you couldn't possibly make it up. Plus, it sounds like vintage Owens behavior. Linebacker Bradie James is quoted in Werder's piece as saying he "plays peacemaker" between Owens and Romo, while a second, unnamed player takes it a couple of steps further, comparing this situation to the apocalyptic -- in a football sense -- situations that Owens created in San Francisco and Philadelphia. And we all know how that ended.
"He's insecure about it,'' the player said of Owens. "The thing that bothers me more than anything about this problem is that it's always something with him--San Fran, Philly and here; always something. And he brings other people into it. You know, he talks to Sam Hurd and Roy Williams, who just got here and doesn't really know these guys. TO talks to him and so now he probably thinks Witten politics with Tony for the ball. "That's so far from the truth. You think Tony is throwing to him because that's his buddy? His best buddy is Bobby Carpenter, and that's not helping him too much. It's crazy to think that, and I hate that he acts that way.''Fellow FanHouse blogger Ryan Wilson commented on a column by Jason Whitlock, which talked about how Owens may have something to do with Romo's recent struggles. And now this comes out. Frankly, Whitlock might be onto something. He probably is. I'm sure he is. He has to be. How could he not be?
Back to Werder's report for a moment, the most hilarious thing in it, in my mind, is the allegation that Owens is convinced Romo and Witten hold super-secret meetings to create plays, without including him.
I'm guessing these "meetings" take place during fourth period study hall, after Mr. Fitzgerald's science class, and before Terence Newman kisses somebody's girlfriend under the stadium bleachers at lunch. Yeah, it's that juvenile. And trust me, I'm an expert on being juvenile.
Even worse for the Cowboys, there's a report in Thursday's Star-Telegram that says all of the Cowboys' receivers -- Well, Owens, Williams and Patrick Crayton, anyway -- are upset with Romo's pass distribution, which ultimately prompted a meeting with offensive coordinator Jason Garrett to discuss the potential "buddy system" that is taking over the Cowboys offense.
On Sunday, FOX television cameras captured images of Owens screaming in the general direction of wide receivers coach Ray Sherman. It was a scene that was incredibly similar to the last game Owens played in Pittsburgh -- as a member of the Eagles -- when he chased Donovan McNabb up and down the sidelines, yelling in his ear, in a moment that we now realize was the beginning of the end of his short honeymoon in Philadelphia. And that moment was pretty similar to the tirade he directed at 49ers offensive coordinator Greg Knapp during a game in Atlanta a few years earlier.
Owens defended his most recent one-sided sideline shouting match as "venting," and that Sherman is "my man" and the two have a relationship that "can't be broken."
As we've seen in the past, any relationship that Owens has can be broken, including one between, say, Romo and Owens?
Remember the moments after the Cowboys' playoff loss to the Giants a year ago and Owens' response? It went a little something like this:
Fast forward to this past Sunday, when Owens, essentially, threw Romo under a moving bus, saying, "It's his job to go out there and assess what the defense is, and he made that decision.''
Get your popcorn ready.