DeMarco Murray is gone, Dez Bryant and Tony Romo will miss several weeks due to injuries, things are starting to look pretty bleak in Dallas despite their 2-0 record. But could they actually be desperate enough to bring back Terrell Owens?
In an interview on The Rich Eisen Show on Monday, Owens said that his agent has reached out to the Dallas Cowboys about a possible return.
Owens has not played in the NFL since 2010 when he was with the Cincinnati Bengals. He spent one season in 2011 with the Allen Wranglers of the IFL and signed a one-year deal with the Seattle Seahawks in 2012, but was released prior to the season.
That doesn't seem to have shaken his confidence, however.
"I still probably should be playing," Owens said. "For me, if an opportunity arises then I'll entertain it. And why wouldn't I want to go back somewhere where I felt at home. I know the owner. I loved my time in Dallas."
But does Dallas feel the same way?
Owens spent a tumultuous three seasons with the Cowboys and did not leave on the best of terms.
"We all know what happened when I was there, and there were some things said where it may have fractured the relationship between myself and Witten and Romo,” Owens said. “Time has passed, and hopefully they know that I've moved on beyond that, and maybe hopefully they have."
Thus far, it does not sound as if there was much interest coming from the Cowboys. When Eisen asked Owens how the team had responded to his agent, Owens said, "I'm not sure what the situation is. My name may have come up in discussion as far as bringing me in."
That doesn't sound promising, but that should come as no surprise given that Owens is now 41 years old.
Dallas may be desperate, but they are not going to solve their injury woes by signing a 41-year-old receiver who hasn't played competitive football since May of 2012. Then again, this is Jerry Jones we're talking about. Anything is possible.
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