Dallas Cowboys Could Cut Terrell Owens
The Dallas Cowboys cut ties with Pacman Jones yesterday, but they may not be done cutting. And the next man out could be Terrell Owens.
Jean Jacques Taylor of the Dallas Morning News writes that the Cowboys have some big decisions ahead of them, "Like whether to release Terrell Owens because there's not a player or coach on this team with a strong enough personality to bring out the best in him, while limiting his charismatic influence in the locker room." Ed Werder of ESPN also reported that Owens' job is in jeopardy.
We should be clear that Owens is in no way, shape or form similar to Pacman. Owens is both a much better player on the field than Pacman and a much better person off the field than Pacman. These are not similar situations.
But it is a fact that Owens is 35 years old and is reportedly due a $3.1 million roster bonus in June. Do the Cowboys really want to give that kind of money to an old player with a history of being a malcontent? I'm not sure. I think there's a real chance the Cowboys will send Owens packing before the 2009 season.