Soon-to-be Hall of Famer Terrell Owens is back in the game.
The video game.
The once-superstar receiver is the cover boy of the new Madden NFL 19: Hall of Fame Edition video game. But get this … he’s dressed in Cowboys garb.
T.O. spent three years in Dallas before wearing out his welcome and was good in Big D, putting up three consecutive 1,000-yard seasons, but is most known for crying about Tony Romo (his quarterback) while with the ‘Boys.
While players don’t go into the Pro Football Hall of Fame as members of any specific team, if they did, Owens would be a 49er. He spent eight seasons in San Francisco and became a great player there.
Of course, after he left San Francisco, he had his short stint in Philadelphia, which was as tumultuous as it was productive. From there came his three seasons in Dallas, followed by one in Buffalo, one in Cincinnati and comeback rumors ever since.
Owens, 44, probably thinks he can still play in the NFL. Playing in the video game will have to suffice.
For a long time, Zach Ertz has always said that he’s emulated future Hall of Famer Jason Witten. Ertz loved the way he played and the way he handled himself on and off the field.
Turns out it’s mutual.
Because after Ertz went on social media to say goodbye to Witten after the longtime Dallas Cowboy retired recently, Witten returned the favor and praised Ertz.
That’s pretty crazy. Witten played 15 years, a total of 247 games including the playoffs. And, according to him, the only other person to ever leave the field with his jersey is Ertz. It's become commonplace for players in the league to trade jerseys after games. During an NFL season, a peek into someone's locker will reveal a few jerseys of different colors. Witten's was probably be in demand, but Ertz is the only player to ever get one.
It’s clear that Ertz gained Witten’s respect and Witten has probably heard the praise from Ertz before. He heard it again when Ertz tweeted earlier in May.
“First off, I want to say congratulations to someone that had a profound impact on my career, by just being the man he is!” Ertz wrote. “At 17 years old when I was trying to figure out what a tight end meant and what they embodies I started following the tight end for the Cowboys. Everything he did on the field and off, I tried to emulate.”
Oddly enough, this season Ertz made his first Pro Bowl, but couldn’t go because the Eagles were in the Super Bowl. Guess who took his place? Yup, Witten.
Earlier this spring, Ertz said it’s strange to think that other tight ends are now growing up and trying to emulate him. He’s just trying to set as good an example as Witten did.
I'm not super familiar with the work of Lil Dicky but I do know that he's a hardcore Philly sports fan and that the kids today are into him, so respect.
And he earned even more respect from the Philly faithful this afternoon when he sent an absolutely fire tweet in the direction of Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Cole Beasley.
Some quick backstory: Beasley recently released his debut rap album titled, The Autobiography, and it's actually doing fairly well on the charts.
The new album prompted Philly native Lil Dicky to tweet at Beasley, "The best rapper in the NFL until I join a squad
Beasley responded by thanking Lil D and telling him to join the boys.
That's where the destruction took place:
You can sample Bease's stylings below and judge for yourself: