Terrell Owens Will Never Get It

By Joe Booker
Updated: August 25, 2006

TEXAS—For Dallas Cowboys malcontent wide receiver Terrell Owens, the more things change, the more they stay the same. Owens has been a distraction in the Cowboys camp without hitting the field. He seeks out attention even when he is not on the field– he pretended to be a NASCAR driver while riding his stationary bike. It would have been more fitting if he had dressed as Bozo the clown. Owens will never get it, because he doesn’t think he is doing anything wrong. You can’t change the spots on a leopard.

How much longer will Coach BillParcells put up with his malcontent receiver?

You can read the impression on Cowboy’s coach Bill Parcells face. Parcells is not pleased that Owens has missed most of training camp with a hamstring injury. There have been reports that Parcells never wanted Owens. He did not show up at the press conference to announce Owens’s signing.

Don’t feel sorry for Cowboys

Don’t feel sorry for the Cowboys when the first major Owens and Cowboys incident happen. Cowboys’ owner Jerry Jones knew first-hand that he was getting loose cannon when he signed Owens. When the Owens signing blows up in his face—and it will blow up—Jones can only blame the man in the mirror, because he has sold his soul to the devil. There have been rumors about Owens’s distractions. Where there is smoke, there is fire and in the case of Owens’s it means the forest is burning down.

In a recent poll readers were asked if the Cowboys will regret signing Owens, 92 percent said they would regret signing him.

Too selfish

Other than his malcontent behavior, Owens’s biggest problem is his selfishness. After it was announced that he would not play against the Saints, Owens missed practice the following day. Was that a coincidence? He is all for Owens. It does not matter to him that his actions have destroyed the clubhouse in San Francisco and Philadelphia. Why does Owens do thing that are bad for his team and teammates? He does it because he can get away with it. He does it; because the media will continue to tell you how good he is and makes him feel that he is bigger than the game.

Over praised

Owens has been a good receiver. But he is often over praised. He has not led a team to the Super Bowl victory. He does not own NFL records. You can’t put him up there with Jerry Rice and Otis Taylor. He may have more catches than Taylor—because Taylor played in a run-oriented offense—but he does not have the all- around skills that Taylor had.

I think Owens would fit in better with the Bengals. He, Chris Henry and Chad Johnson are meant for each other.

I would rather have Marvin Harrison or Andre Johnson any day.