It doesn’t matter how long Terrell Owens stays with a team, his name always comes up when he leaves. In the three seasons Owens was in Dallas, he used games against the Eagles as public venting sessions about Donovan McNabb and Andy Reid.
Now, Owens is in Buffalo, and he talked to FanHouse on Thursday afternoon about his release from the Cowboys. Owens said he talked to owner Jerry Jones twice about rumors he was going to get let go. Jones, according to Owens, told him he was fine.
But he wasn’t.
The Cowboys cut Owens after three seasons.
“I’d say it hurt,” Owens said. “I was very disappointed, especially when you established a lot of trust gained for three years that I was there, and when somebody blatantly tells you you’re not going anywhere on two different occasions, and you’ve established that bond. If you don’t have a man’s word, and it doesn’t stand for anything, there’s really nothing left and there’s not a whole lot of trust.”
Owens wouldn’t call Jones a liar, but things change all the time in the NFL and he knows that. “I was more than 100-percent confident that I wasn’t going anywhere,” Owens said. “But it was disappointing. It made me really think about what my grandmother said to me growing up. She told me, ‘Never put trust in man. Put you’re trust in God’, and from that standpoint, that’s how it’s going to be.”
Actually T.O….I hate to be the one to break it to you, but God was the one who told Jerry to cut you. Jerry and God are homies from way back. They don’t make a move without each other. When God was creating everything, he asked Jerry what he should do with zebras, and Jerry said, “Give them stripes. Then, later on when you create referees, people can call them ‘zebras,’ and scream stuff at them like, ‘Get your eyes checked, zebra!’” And verily it was so.
Seriously though, Terrell needs to just move on. So he got screwed over by Jerry Jones. He’s the first person? Jimmy Johnson laughs at that idea. Matter of fact, you could probably fill an entire country just with people who’ve been shafted by Jerry Jones. He’s a rich white guy who owns a football team. It’s his job to screw people. T.O. thinks he’s the only one cause, well, T.O. only knows what happens to T.O. The rest of it is sort of a luminous haze, full of people talking shit about him.Tags: andy reid, buffalo bills, dallas cowboys, donovan mcnabb, god, jerry jones, jimmy johnson, terrell owens