Terrell Owens is a nominee for the Pro Football Hall of Fame this year, yet it isn’t stopping the six-time Pro Bowl wide receiver from considering an NFL return.
Owens, who turns 42 in December, revealed Monday on “The Rich Eisen Show” that he had his agent reach out to the Dallas Cowboys about a potential reunion.
The Cowboys currently are without top receiver Dez Bryant, who suffered a foot injury in the team’s season-opening win over the New York Giants, and quarterback Tony Romo, who broke his collarbone Sunday against the Philadelphia Eagles.
Owens played three seasons for Dallas from 2006 through 2008. He was a solid contributor in that time, but the Cowboys released him before the 2009 season. It was a less-than-amicable breakup, as Owens later said he was “blindsided” by the release and that Romo “definitely had a hand” in it.
But that’s all water under the bridge, according to Owens, who last played for the Cincinnati Bengals during the 2010 season. The 41-year-old claims to be a changed man.
“Time has passed, and hopefully they know that I’ve moved on beyond that, and maybe hopefully they have,” Owens said. “But for me, it’s all about giving myself an opportunity. That’s all I ever wanted.”
It’s hard to imagine the Cowboys — or any other team — are clamoring for Owens’ services given his advanced age and lengthy layoff. But hey, it’s a free country. He can hang onto the dream if wants to.
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