March 18, 2006

T.O. in Big D: Terrell Owens has reached an agreement in principle to join the Dallas Cowboys. The signing comes six years after he showed contempt for the franchise by spiking two touchdowns on the star at the midfield of Texas Stadium, the second of which resulted in George Teague drawing the most beloved unsportsmanlike conduct foul in Cowboys history.

posted by xmutex to football at 12:24 AM - 104 comments


posted by Grrrlacher at 12:46 AM on March 18, 2006

Dallas + TO=Superbowl....haters insert comments BELOW!!!!!!!!HA HA

posted by sgtcookzane at 01:24 AM on March 18, 2006

i am a big time cowboys fan, but this comes with mixed emotions, they are obviously getting on of the best wideouts in the game but with a lot of baggage

posted by chuy at 01:40 AM on March 18, 2006

I am sure just like with Philadelphia, he will lead the Cowboys to a Super Bowl defeat.

posted by L.N. Smithee at 01:43 AM on March 18, 2006

Good lord. Does anyone really believe that he is a benefit to the team as a whole? Certainly he will carry his position well but while he gradually brings down the performance of others. The Cowboys best year with him will be his first. If you don't make it in 2006, then you never will with TO. You can have him.

posted by hoyty at 01:52 AM on March 18, 2006

Correct me if I'm wrong, but hasn't TO already expressed a dislike for Bledsoe?

posted by hoyty at 02:06 AM on March 18, 2006

No sgtcookzane your wrong it's : Dallas + TO + Another QB + Better Offensive Line + Another Offensive line coach + 2 more DB's and a better kicker = 8-8 season.......

posted by Grrrlacher at 02:08 AM on March 18, 2006

Grrrlacher, I was thinking 7-9 at best.

posted by hoyty at 02:22 AM on March 18, 2006

I'm so getting tickets to the Cowboys game in Philly this year. Think TO will try to spike the ball on the 50 here? I don't know, but I'd love to see it go down.

posted by cl at 02:32 AM on March 18, 2006

I'm just thankful that the Cardinals were smart enough to NOT sign this blight on the game.

posted by Bozemanite at 03:02 AM on March 18, 2006

Cl I am with you, its cool he stayed in the NFC East,Maybe he can go from the ruined Cowboys(after a year) to the Giants and then the Redskins. Battery packed iceballs? Nothing compared to TO returning to Philly. He will be boo-ed unmercifully wherever he goes, but I am sure Philadelphia has a special place in their "heart" for him. Sure he is good, but he is also a cancer in the locker room.

posted by GoBirds at 05:26 AM on March 18, 2006

A smart team would have waited to sign him on opening day. Now he'll have all spring and summer to figure out how he wants to badmouth this team and the Quarterback. Oh wait, he has already badmouthed the Quarterback. This should be a good season for TO haters and Dallas haters, what more could you want?

posted by Familyman at 06:23 AM on March 18, 2006

It just goes to show you that when it comes to talent in the NFL, there really is no other criteria for many teams. You could be anything; a cancer to the team, a criminal, a degenerate, a rampant drug abuser, etc., but if you have football talent, a team will take you. I almost feel sorry, in a way, for teams that DO stand behind their own integrity and avoid this guy because if he does put up big numbers, they will all have to fight the urge to sign the next malcontented asshole that becomes available. I hate to say it, but I hope this all blows up in the Cowboys' faces. T.O.s track record almost assures it will, if not this year then the next.

posted by dyams at 06:30 AM on March 18, 2006

I knew this was coming when the Cowboys got rid of Keyshawn. They think Keyshawn was arrogant trouble, wait till they deal with TO.

posted by roberts at 06:46 AM on March 18, 2006

all bad boys go to dallas

posted by fingers at 06:55 AM on March 18, 2006

The bad soap opera becomes a bad oater.

posted by markhjohn at 06:59 AM on March 18, 2006

Hey, maybe Michael Irving can step up and be and alumnus role model for TO??!!

posted by whoknoz at 07:01 AM on March 18, 2006

I have loved and supported the Cowboys all my life, but this a blight on them I don't think they will be able to recover from. Jones has done enough damage to the team over the years and now he is further trying to destroy the team. I use the word team because the Cowboys need a team to be successful...not the Jerry Jones show or the horror movie TO:Another One Bites The Dust.

posted by tfmaikman at 07:28 AM on March 18, 2006

Personally, I think TO is one huge self-centered cry baby. Sure - he has talent; but on the field with him are 10 other players that without he will be crushed even before he gets the ball. But there is one thing good coming out of this: TO is going to have to deal with BP (Bill Parcels). Who do you think will win that match-up WHEN it happens??

posted by pswope1919 at 07:41 AM on March 18, 2006

cl,Gobirds I had not thought about that till you mentioned it.....I can just imagine it now..."Terrell Owens hospitalized after Crazed Eagles fans stuffs philly cheesesteak down his throat"......One can only dream!!!!

posted by Grrrlacher at 07:52 AM on March 18, 2006

Hey, it's always about T.O. Drew Bledsoe would be wise to get the hell out of Dallas. My only hope it that Owens respects Parcells more than Andy Reid.

posted by wdminott at 08:02 AM on March 18, 2006

Bill Parcells won't take any bullshit from nobody. That aside, I look to see TO have a good first season (kinda like Artest is doing in Sacramento right now with the Kings). However, the first sign of trouble and then there's gonna be some serious issues going on... I still wanna see him and Roy Williams talking one day...for it was Williams who started all this 'drama' in the first place with that horsecollar tackle...if you take that play away, who knows...Owens may have gotten hurt elsewhere, but then again, Philly could have gone 15-1 and won Super Bowl 39 and this whole issue would be moot... But we can't go back to the past...good luck Dallas

posted by chemwizBsquared at 08:17 AM on March 18, 2006

Let the implosion of the Dallas Cowboys begin! You know the media is going to drive the rest of the team crazy with one T.O. question after another. It's going to be a freakshow within a circus within a soap opera.

posted by UniqueFreak at 08:25 AM on March 18, 2006

I said this when TO went to Philly and I will say it to the Cowboy fans now. "Be careful for what you wish for because you may get it!!!" I am a long time 49er fan and I watched TO go from a humble receiver at the beginning of his career to what he is now. He will tear apart your locker room just as he did in SF and Philly. He has critisized his quarterbacks (Garcia and McNabb) after pro bowl seasons. Just imagine how he is going to react to Bledsoe who is on the downside of his career. And that will only be the beginning. But you know what....... It couldn't happen to a better team (except maybe the Raiders).

posted by patrickm at 08:25 AM on March 18, 2006

Bill Parcells won't take any bullshit from nobody. I don't see a lot of fight in Parcells these days. If T.O. stays true to form, he'll make the Dallas Cowboys locker room so unpleasant that Parcells will simply throw up his hands and quit after the coming season. The Tuna has already quit on the Patriots after four years and the Jets after three. Next season will be his fourth in Dallas.

posted by rcade at 09:00 AM on March 18, 2006

I don't expect anything different in Dallas than what we got here in good season out of owens if he thinks he's getting the ball enough...he will start after the last game of the season which won't be the Superbowl...

posted by phillyolhead at 09:12 AM on March 18, 2006

T.O. - F.Y.

posted by jrkicksass at 09:31 AM on March 18, 2006

I am NOW a Cowboy's fan. How 'bout them Cowboy's? (I've always wanted to say that)

posted by mikemora at 10:00 AM on March 18, 2006

Jerry Jones should invest in some bomb sniffing dogs...TO is going to blow up that locker room sooner or later. My money is on sooner.

posted by stofer71 at 10:03 AM on March 18, 2006

Bill Parcells won't take any bullshit from nobody. You would think that he is on the short list of coaches that can control TO. But remember, TO wanted to play in Philly and he wanted to play with Donovan. You think he gave Garcia and MacNabb a hard time? Bledsoe is going to take a verbal beating from TO by week 4. Downhill from there.

posted by stofer71 at 10:07 AM on March 18, 2006

As a huge Cowboys fan, Dallas has bigger needs then at wideout, as "Grrrlacher" failed attempt at humor tried to state, he did make some great points like the need for a couple of new "O" lineman and some one to coach them up are huge needs and a kicker that doesn't suck would be great as well. PS. if Parcells can handle the likes of LT he will have no trouble with Owens because if TO screws up this time he will be playing in Canada.

posted by sonicdog at 10:14 AM on March 18, 2006

all this bitching going on here!! you boys fans know that as long as he's producing you all wont care about him being a jackass!!

posted by chuy at 10:55 AM on March 18, 2006

Is there an EU football equivalent where a player was so hated by a franchise then signed by them a few years later? TO got caught in a media trap & had the wrong folks guiding him. If the boys could have grabbed him late last year it might have made a difference. They're a wildcard team at best in 07. Christ Marilyn please tell me you weren't born in 1968.

posted by catfish at 10:56 AM on March 18, 2006

I am a long time Cowboy fan and have feared this day since the release of T.O. Actually, it has been since Jerry Jones said he would be interested in him. If this was 10 years ago I think Parcells would be able to handle him. I think he has tired of this sort of thing and at times last season you could see it in his dealings with Keyshawn. The Cowboys definitely could use improvement in other areas, especially O-line and in the secondary. I am not embarassed to be a Cowboy fan, but it has become more difficult to be a proud fan. The Jones era got off to a dubious start with the treatment of Landry and others. The whole list of criminals Newton, Williams, Irvin etc... The relative success over this time frame has kept me in the fold. It has gootten harder over time and this may be the last straw. George Teague is one of my favorite Cowboys for his actions. I feel like the organization has let me and the other fans down with this decision. In recent posts here I have said I hoped no one picked up this guy. I regret the decision made by the team and hope for the best. I have started window shopping for a new team to cheer for.

posted by chuck'n'duck at 10:58 AM on March 18, 2006

Hey, "chuck'n'duck" here's a team for you the 49er's, there a bunch of band wagon jumpers just like you and I should know I live in NorCal and let me tell you I NEVER hardly ever see Niner Gear around here but I have seen a lot of New England and now Steeler gear so do me a favor and jump on that band wagon.

posted by sonicdog at 11:30 AM on March 18, 2006

Like I said in an earlier thread, if they are denying it, that is where he'll end up.

posted by dbt302 at 11:38 AM on March 18, 2006

Bring him on. For all the talk of 'criminals and drugs' T.O. is none of those things. Will it work? Probably not. But parcells is gone after this season anyway. Might as well take a chance. Or we could have just left T.O. alone and had another fantastic, uneventful season of 9-7 or 8-8 and juuust miss the playoffs. I was so looking forward to that.

posted by justgary at 11:40 AM on March 18, 2006

T.O is going to be great in Dallas. Dallas is going to have a great season. Dallas will make the playoffs. T.O, I'm sure is going to have a great season, with a great attitude. T.O is going to change is personna, and turn things around. I can't wait until the season finnaly gets underway.Go COWBOYS and COLTS.

posted by peyton backer at 12:11 PM on March 18, 2006

TO is an incredible douchebag with amazing football abilities. I am thankful that the Dolphins didn't do more to land him because they have enough problems already. I don't think there is any coach in the league that has a better shot of handling him than Bill Parcells. If the Cowboys are his "third strike", I don't think you will ever see anybody take a chance on him again. Then we'll see the media interview him in 5 years and he''ll wonder aloud what went wrong and try to explain why he was so misunderstood. Shut the "F" up and play football.

posted by PAPhinFan at 12:43 PM on March 18, 2006

Someone totally changed the wording of my drunken alarmist post. WTF. Was it Drew Rosenhaus?

posted by xmutex at 01:22 PM on March 18, 2006

fuck who ever said t.o. will bury dallas if ant thing he will bring back the glory days well at least the first year dallas is back bledsoe t.o. and jones the new trio in dallas

posted by sleepy21 at 01:32 PM on March 18, 2006

I think the T.O. signing could go both ways. It could go down the road that most believe, that being T.O. causes his normal trouble, messes up the locker room, and Dallas still plays mediocre. However, as Rasheed Wallace went from being hotheaded and close to uncontrolable with the Blazers to helping the Pistons win a title, maybe T.O. will find the right enviornment in Dallas and keep a high level of play without ruining the locker room enviornment. Would I bet on that? No. But it is a possibility.

posted by Ying Yang Mafia at 01:32 PM on March 18, 2006

There is a tinge of jealousy in here. You don't like Jerry Jones, so buy the franchise and kick his ass back to Arkansas. You can then hire the workers that you choose. He gave us three Super Bowl trophies. I trust his judgement a bit more than I do that of most people, because he knows how to get what he wants and has the tools to get it ($). TO may not be the answer to any question but it can now be answered. I am looking forward to an interesting season. How 'bout them Cowboys!

posted by Bud Lang at 01:42 PM on March 18, 2006

As a cowboy fan since 1960 let me be the first to say" Go Texans go". I am now a Houston Texan Fan.

posted by mustang71 at 01:47 PM on March 18, 2006

sleepy21 The new trio in Dallas? Looks like the Three Stooges to me.

posted by livedawhile at 01:56 PM on March 18, 2006

T.O. is a cancer waiting to infest the locker room and ultimately comsume the players. My sympathy to the BOY'S and their fans.

posted by livedawhile at 02:10 PM on March 18, 2006

NFL NETWORK COMMERCIAL:...Pre-season......"You know the first thing I would do is fire Mike Holmgren"....."That Drew Rosenhaus sure knows how to manage his clients...yeah that dude's money"....." I like the bears but I don't see them winning more than 5 games this year".....Mid season EVEYBODY Terrell Owens what assh*le,pr1ck,crybaby....etc.....2006.....REAL COWBOY fans what an asshole,cry baby,etc.....PSEUDO cowboy fans...hooray, where gonna win the super bowl,you guys are jeulous,haters........props go to all REAL fans.....

posted by Grrrlacher at 02:19 PM on March 18, 2006

Bud Lang wake up Jones did not lead the Cowboys to 3 superbowls Jimmy Johnson and the excellent coaching staff he had made that happen. Jones is an egomanical ass and everyone know it apparently except you. True Cowboy fans if we could would have gotten rid of him a long time ago.

posted by tfmaikman at 02:38 PM on March 18, 2006

Dallas makes the playoffs this year......GUARANTEED!!!!!!!

posted by tubby2522 at 02:41 PM on March 18, 2006

how can anyone assume that one individual can enter an organization and take control of it's attitude and character. I don't beleive T.O. did it on his own. He was allowed to by teammates and coaching staff. A good manager would head off the trouble before it starts. Is Bill the manager.... we'll see.

posted by pro20trap at 02:48 PM on March 18, 2006

Yeah, THIS year Dallas makes the playoffs. THIS year Dallas gets an amazing WR capable of making amazing plays. THIS year Bill Parcells puts in all the marbles because next year... Parcells retires Dallas begins to find a new QB (unless the search begins early) TO begins bitchin to Jerry Jones to rename America's Team after him... TO in 2007...bad business.

posted by chemwizBsquared at 02:53 PM on March 18, 2006

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posted by lilnemo at 03:36 PM on March 18, 2006

He may be the north end of a south bound horse, but a good receiver. If the boys have a good start he will be good for a season. If not then the CFL. Since I am a skins fan I hope he likes cold weather.

posted by Aggie1 at 04:58 PM on March 18, 2006

As a diehard Cowboys fan I say "just shoot me now."

posted by mimisbaby at 05:28 PM on March 18, 2006

As a diehard Cowboys fan I say, Lets play football!

posted by wfitzbuick at 06:13 PM on March 18, 2006

Great comments, would peruse again A++++ P.S. I am a Cowboys fan, and I think it's terrible. Just don't laugh if I end up drafting him in SpoFi fantasy football this season. P.P.S. It's "Cowboys" or "boys," not "Cowboy's" or "boy's." Unless you're talking about one cowboy.

posted by thatweirdguy2 at 06:15 PM on March 18, 2006

Sonic dog: I am no band wagon jumper. I stuck with the Cowboys through a lot of bad times and some good. I liked what they used to stand for. Most recently the trend in the organization has turned me away from them. I have not (and probably will not) turn my back on them. I just don't agree with this move and hope the team doesn't get fractured because of it. I used the window shopping analogy because I am just looking. The modern day free agency, salary cap era doesn't allow me to develop a "relationship" with the team. The constant changing of rosters etc... leads one to cheer for a uniform and not really a "team." That is my take at least. I am disappointed my team picked up this athlete and I have a strong opinion about this guy and hoped no team took a chance on him. I don't think he is worthy of giving another chance to. To suggest the 49'ers as a team to cheer for shows me you know nothing about someone who has been a Cowboys fan for as long as I have. They are my most hated team and I would never go there.

posted by chuck'n'duck at 06:55 PM on March 18, 2006

My dear chunk'n'duck. It is not a good thing for fellow Cowboy fans to be in disagreement, but you seem to be short on some data. Michael was charged with drug possession, he pleaded "No Contest" in order to play, and the policeman subsequently was sentenced to about 10 years for setting him up. The Mesquite, Texas girl who tried to scam him confessed as well to a setup. A friend leaving a pipe in his car does not make Irvin a criminal; they can try him if they so choose, of course, just for the publicity. What did Williams do? Newton got caught hauling weed a long time after the Cowboys. Weed a crime? That's dumb! tfmaikman: Jimmy Johnson was employed by Jerry Jones who told him what to do including "take a hike" and gave us another trophy without the hiker. In essence, Jerry owned Jimmy along with the Cowboys: He now owns TO, and, by the way, I ain't too happy about it either, but I am wearing my blue jacket with the star proudly. It's cold here in Dallas today, to welcome TO, maybe

posted by Bud Lang at 07:38 PM on March 18, 2006

Newton was caught transporting over 100 pounds of marijuana twice, Bud. Do you consider drug dealing a serious crime?

posted by rcade at 07:45 PM on March 18, 2006

bledsoe is in way better shape than mcnabb and a much better Qb than garcia. thats the problem with this country speak the truth and everyone hates u 4 it

posted by p0p3y3 at 08:01 PM on March 18, 2006

Newton was a retired cowboy at that time. Dosnt count. He is a felon but he did this after his football career.

posted by azdano at 08:15 PM on March 18, 2006

Cowboy fans. Listen up, you guys loooved Michael Irvin and by all accounts still do. T.O. is not a criminal (as MI) and his contract is most likely so tightly wound that he will have to watch his mouth. I will watch every Cowboy game with anticipation and I cannot wait to watch the T.O. show on the field. I am a 49er fan and loved it when T.O. went to the Star years back and slammed you bubbas one. Full circle, enjoy the show, reserve your Superbowl ticket ASAP. Game on! ps- admit it, you all want to see T.O. take his first TD ball and bring it to the Star, right?

posted by mikemora at 08:26 PM on March 18, 2006

All you Cowboys haters have one more reason to hate em. A damn good one to. But now that the Boys have the missing piece to the puzzle, there will be no stopping them. Screw all of you.

posted by chrisly13 at 08:48 PM on March 18, 2006

Dallas makes the playoffs this year......GUARANTEED!!!!!!! I love guarantees! Love 'em! So, what are you giving us all...all eleven thousand or so of us...if they don't make the playoffs? 'Cause you just guaranteed it, right? Right? bledsoe is in way better shape than mcnabb and a much better Qb than garcia. Jeff Garcia ran around better on a broken leg last year than Bledsoe's ever run. And McNabb, with a hernia, still didn't one-hop as many passes last year as Bledsoe. Back away...from the whatever the hell it is that you're currently smoking. T.O. will either rip the Cowboys to shreads or help them win in impressive fashion. Either way, he'll occupy hundreds of inches a week on SportsFilter, so make sure to pace yourselves!

posted by The_Black_Hand at 08:48 PM on March 18, 2006

Bud Lang: Agreed, fans need to stick together. I was addressing the issues so many Cowboy haters bring up. Having to answer questions or allegations about said players. The Williams I mentioned was Eric, not Roy. Again, I will remain with the team. The Jones era has been dubious, to say the least. My only problem is with those who make statements about me without knowing me or my values!

posted by chuck'n'duck at 09:17 PM on March 18, 2006

Im a huge Eagles fan and seeing TO get in a temper tantrum last summer really pissed me off. TO is so random he might take the boys to the super bowl...but i am counting on him blowing up in their faces. he is a baby!!! I dont really like the boys and i would rather see them lose but i dont think any team should go through what he did to the eagles. he has a one way ticket to canada. fan or not, you have to love all of this action!!!

posted by danewguy at 09:55 PM on March 18, 2006

I stuck with the Cowboys through a lot of bad times and some good. I liked what they used to stand for. Most recently the trend in the organization has turned me away from them. What they use to stand for? 15 years ago? It's been a while since the cowboys of the landry era. Longing for it rings a little hollow. I miss christmas mornings as a child, but it aint ever gonna be the same (and it probably wasn't as perfect as I imagine). Newton was caught transporting over 100 pounds of marijuana twice, Bud. Do you consider drug dealing a serious crime? I don't think it's really fair to put that on the cowboys. Might as well pin OJ on the bills. T.O. will either rip the Cowboys to shreads or help them win in impressive fashion. Either way, he'll occupy hundreds of inches a week on SportsFilter, so make sure to pace yourselves! posted by The_Black_Hand The black hand nails it. Either way, it won't be boring. Dammit I hate boring.

posted by justgary at 10:44 PM on March 18, 2006

Don't pin your hopes on one player (ie. Cleveland and Tim Couch ((T.O. has more talent)). We'll see. But I don't know about Super Bowl.

posted by steelergirl at 10:46 PM on March 18, 2006

Hey chuck'n'duck it's me sonicdog, I agree with a lot of your points like your comment about Landry, (I'm still pissed about that one) and I've been a Cowboys fan since the day I was born in 1960 the same year the Cowboys came into the league. All I know is that this is a different NFL then when I was a kid and your right about free agency, salary cap and not being able to form relationships and develop players like the good old days, (damn I miss them days) but it's like that no matter what team you like and I'm just glad that I Like the greatest team in the history of team sports and that's THE DALLAS COWBOYS. And my comment about the Niners is true they are the biggest fair weather fans in the NFL and I'm proud to be a long time Cowboys fan with you. GO COWBOYS

posted by sonicdog at 12:13 AM on March 19, 2006

Jeff Garcia ran around better on a broken leg last year than Bledsoe's ever run. And McNabb, with a hernia, still didn't one-hop as many passes last year as Bledsoe take note both Qb's played with TO mcnabb will never go again (to the superbowl} becuz of his and i quote "fat butt" a Qb's job is throw the ball not run around like an idiot garcia minus TO = another lame QB. 1 hop? he played 7 games and lead the team in recs. and touchdown passes mcnabb didnt 1 hop passes cuz who in hell did he throw too his mom? eagles shoulda won that super bowl u think TO talked for nothing? look at mcnabb and tell me he doesnt have a gut???throwing up towards the end of the bowl vs the pats out of shape TO wasnt saying it just too say it...give bledsoe alittle time and he'll pick apart n/e D in the nfl give mcnabb TO and what did he do ? throw up lol

posted by p0p3y3 at 04:15 AM on March 19, 2006

Either way, he'll occupy hundreds of inches a week on SportsFilter, so make sure to pace yourselves! Suggestion for SportsFilter: to save time and energy for most people, the pantheon can create a seperate area similar to the locker room that will be the home to all things T.O. It would definitly get a lot of traffic. Jeff Garcia ran around better on a broken leg last year than Bledsoe's ever run. Maybe but there are a lot of track stars who can run better than Bledsoe. Does that mean they're better quarterbacks? No. Last year, Jeff Garcia was one of the worst quarterbacks in the league. He bombed entirely and blew games. Yes he injured himself, but he still played horribly. Heck, when Lions fans are calling for Joey Harrington you know you're playing like trash.

posted by Ying Yang Mafia at 05:38 AM on March 19, 2006

I was born in Dallas and have been a life-long Cowboys fan. I'm not happy with this signing, but I'll be the first to admit that I will get over it when he takes a 70-yard bomb to the house. After all, I got over the signing of Deion, one of the most insufferable me-first athletes in the history of sport. Cowboys fans who believe the team has more class in its past than its present are forgetting that the Landry era Cowboys had their dark side too. Former Cowboy Pat Toomay, who played for the team in the early '70s, has covered the substance abuse and Landry's dehumanizing attitude about his players in several books. The film North Dallas Forty was also inspired by the team. When you recall those years and the blind eye given the excesses of Jimmy Johnson's legendary Cowboys team, the egotistical showboating of Terrell Owens pales by comparison. The reason I don't welcome his arrival is that I think it'll drive Parcells crazy and put the team back in new-coach rebuilding mode sooner.

posted by rcade at 06:29 AM on March 19, 2006

I was born in Dallas and have been a life-long Cowboys fan. I'm not happy with this signing, but I'll be the first to admit that I will get over it when he takes a 70-yard bomb to the house. That's it in a nutshell. All Cowboy fans can try to say the right thing, about how they hate T.O. coming to their team, but the minute he starts rolling off 15 reception, 190 yard, 3 TD games, they'll be dancing, jumping up and down, buying Owens jerseys, etc. They'll love it as long as he keeps his mouth shut and plays football. Then, when he implodes again, probably during his second season, the crying and moaning will start all over. At least the team was smart enough to get rid of Keyshawn first. Talent-wise, Keyshawn is still dumb enough to think he's in the same category as Owens, which is, and always has been, absurd. If Keyshawn had been half as good as he's always thought himself to be, he'd be eclipsing Jerry Rice's records. Face it, Owens is the best receiver in football, and all Cowboy fans can do is enjoy it while it lasts. Start the clock, however. It will all come crumbling down before you know it.

posted by dyams at 08:00 AM on March 19, 2006

I forgot one point I wanted to make. Bill Parcells, in my opinion, is within one or two years of leaving football again, so he (and the organization) want to pull out all the stops right now. He knows Bledsoe only has a bit longer left, then it will probably be rebuilding time with a young QB. Parcells will be watching that process on TV from his home.

posted by dyams at 08:03 AM on March 19, 2006

I will always support the Cowboys with or without TO, but I am simply going on record as saying I don't like it whether he catches passes or not,he is a timebomb. Budlang we will have to agree to disagree on the whole Jones thing. Yes he hired Jimmy but Jimmy told JOnes to drop dead becasue he wouldn't stay in the owners box where he belonged. The 3rd superbowl was won with the core team that Jimmy left behind, not because of Jones. All those yrs after that as more players and coaches left becasue Jones thought he could do it all and ya know how tha turned out,they acomplished nuthin'. His ego ruined what could have been 4 superbowls in a row.

posted by tfmaikman at 09:05 AM on March 19, 2006

Just so I get this straight about Terrel. With Philly he was 1) with a pass-happy team guaranteed to get him the ball a lot 2) had a team just coming off a superbowl 3) In the next 3 years he was going to make 8.2, 6.2, and 7.2 million (including a 4th and 5th year of 8.2 and 9.2). All this with a 10 million signing bonus. He then ranted and raved that he wasn't being paid enough so ran himself out and now he's with Dallas who 1) is a run-first team who won't get him the ball nearly as much 2) didn't make the playoffs this past year and has a lot of holes 3) In the next 3 years he will make 5, 8, and 7 million with a 5 million signing bonus. And Jones thinks he'll be happy there? He wasn't happy in Philly making more money and with a better team with a bigger role. I tell you what, I want Drew Rosenhaus to negotiate for me. He cost his client 6.6 million, just in the next 3 years alone (not counting the 2 additioinal years he had making 8 and 9 mill).

posted by bdaddy at 09:10 AM on March 19, 2006

I too, am a Cowboys fan. They have much more work to do, just to be a contender in their division, much less for the Super Bowl, than just sign TO (and he is a two edged sword as we all know). With cap money available, why did the Cowboys not attempt to re-sign Keyshawn? He is no game breaker, but he is tough over the middle in 3rd down situations and very tough in the corner of the end zone. Perhaps to avoid a clash of ego's? Their running game is just average, the defense very average (and needing to fill La'Roi Glover's shoes), the kicker suspect, and the special teams play was not very "special". TO will be double teamed in every passing situation, and Glenn is just as likely to drop an easy pass as to make a great catch. For the Bledsoe bashers, though, we all know Drew has never had great wheels, even in his college days, but that is not a function of what kind of shape he is in. But, given the time and protection, he can make any throw on the field. One does not get to seventh place on the career passing list with a lack of talent, and I daresay he could end up in the top 3 before his playing days are done. And yeah, Jerry is an ignorant hillbilly who ran off the best coach he ever had. Barry Switzer's ring came courtesy of Jimmy Johnson's architecture. But it has been mostly a downhill slide since. Ten years between playoff wins, longest steak in franchise history, and the addition of TO alone will not rectify that.

posted by mjkredliner at 09:33 AM on March 19, 2006

Make that, 10 years SINCE a playoff win.

posted by mjkredliner at 09:46 AM on March 19, 2006

I think, that maybe T.O. getting kicked off the Phillys the way it happened maybe will open his eyes that this is his last chance if he gets a better agent and gets rid of that idiot agent he had before he has to know that this is basically his last chance good luck to the cowboys and as for you fly by night fans real fans stick by there teams no matter what is happening if you can't handle being a real fan go somewhere else until that teams does something you don't like thats what real so called fans like ya'll do

posted by darin73644 at 10:43 AM on March 19, 2006

It all starts up front, if you follow the Cowboys all you have to do is go back from the play where "O" lineman, Adams was lost for the year, from that moment on Bledsoe went from the top rated passer in the NFC to maybe somewhere in the Mid. of the pack But with a healthy "O" line and TO, Dallas can become one of the best Offenses in the NFC, mind you if J. Jones shows a little heart and can make it throw a season without getting hurt or maybe one of the other backs such as Barber will take over and if the "D" doesn't change there game plan in the last 5 min. of a game to had over wins and to give me and all Cowboys fans near heart attacks week in and week out but as far as TO getting doubled every play that's nothing new and who's to say that Dallas won't resign K. Johnson now that they don't have to pay him that Million dollar bonus.

posted by sonicdog at 10:44 AM on March 19, 2006

what a great signing for america's team. hey nothing wrong with getting the best, who knows how at least one more super bowl would have felt if we would have picked up Randy Moss it might be one great receiver to late to tell but i applaud Jerry for trying to get it right.

posted by byrdman822 at 11:03 AM on March 19, 2006

P.P.S. It's "Cowboys" or "boys," not "Cowboy's" or "boy's." Unless you're talking about one cowboy. Thanks for the clarification. To the rest of us out here...we prefer....Cowdorks...or just dorks. TO going to the 'dorks is the best thing that could happen. He'll ruin that team like he has all the others he has been on.

posted by stofer71 at 11:39 AM on March 19, 2006

man just like being a Yankee fan it's great being a fan of america's team. U guys hate is what drives us to make the hard decisions your sorry teams want

posted by byrdman822 at 11:53 AM on March 19, 2006

eight super bowl appearances 5 wins beat that we are what everyone wants to be champions, trendsetters, we are great.

posted by byrdman822 at 11:55 AM on March 19, 2006

Would love to see THOUSANDS of footballs hurled at T.O.'s first dropped pass, THAT would be better than waiting to see what he does after his first TD.

posted by rockyxgone at 02:29 PM on March 19, 2006

Who was it, the black hand, saying it was hard to be a nascar fan sometimes? Ditto that for being a Cowboys fan. Sheesh.....

posted by mjkredliner at 03:34 PM on March 19, 2006

/nods sagely, strokes beard.

posted by The_Black_Hand at 06:47 PM on March 19, 2006

eight super bowl appearances 5 wins beat that we are what everyone wants to be champions, trendsetters, we are great. I'm a Dallas fan, but I gotta ask: Everyone wants to be the Cowboys? Did you just step out of a time machine from 1993?

posted by rcade at 07:53 PM on March 19, 2006

I'm just glad he didn't come to the Lions. Even a chance for a trip to the big game wouldn't be worth the headache.

posted by commander cody at 11:14 PM on March 19, 2006

I'm a Dallas fan, but I gotta ask: Everyone wants to be the Cowboys? Did you just step out of a time machine from 1993? seems as if you rcade are not a true Cowboy fan. the time travel would have occured in the season of 1995 which resulted in our last SB win in Arizona in 1996 Super Bowl XXX

posted by byrdman822 at 01:07 PM on March 20, 2006

I think he was referring to your fashion sense.

posted by yerfatma at 01:50 PM on March 20, 2006

your a moron byrdman822, all your OPINIONS are assenine and have no merit.....I believe the clay aiken site is looking for fans do us all the favor......

posted by Grrrlacher at 02:21 PM on March 20, 2006

an assault from a bears fan something i can truly respect yet you are nothing but a hater. and mor on your silly answers to my supreme knowledge go live in 1985 and continue to dream of all the NFL championships of the pre-super bowl years and realize since we came in to the NFL in 1960 your Bears have been non participants

posted by byrdman822 at 04:27 PM on March 20, 2006

This is one sweet smelling honey pot.

posted by grum@work at 04:31 PM on March 20, 2006

the fact that you considered just having a winning season a reason not to cry is sad, did you watch what happened to your team in the playoffs it's all about the last game of the year for true football franchises. I.E. =the COWBOYS, 49ers, and the Steelers and the rest of you jokers continue to try and catch up as we all prepare to race for one for the other hand

posted by byrdman822 at 04:31 PM on March 20, 2006

I wish my favorite franchise could be as awesome as the Dallas Cowboys. Are you happy now? Can we move on?

posted by tron7 at 05:47 PM on March 20, 2006

This is one sweet smelling honey pot. Things I learned from the that locker room discussion and the post that spawned it. 1) Never get in an arguement with Texans_Lost_in_NY. 2) Never expect yerfatma to change because it won't happen. And wow rcade, I've never seen you post something like that. And tron, I think you meant you wanted your favorite franchise to be like the Lions. Dallas could be called the best franchise ever. They are tied for most Super Bowl wins and I think have the most apperences. They have been in 20% of the 40 Super Bowls played and have some of the best players ever. They have played poorly recently but their history goes on a long time.

posted by Ying Yang Mafia at 07:15 PM on March 20, 2006

I admit that I'm a Dallas hater. That's out of the way. If we are going to use the "history dictates current relevence" argument, then TO's history with teams is quite dodgey at best. He needs to change his attitude with those teams that EMPLOY him. He is in the employ of those franchises that he has signed a contract with. Honor your contract then re-negotiate; or don't sign at all. Pray for a miracle, Dallas, or you may find yourselves in San Francisco's or Philadelphia's sad state of regrouping. I would say at this point, it's a trend. Getting back to the history thing, as a Seahawks fan since day one (I wear that badge constantly), my team sucked the hind one forever until finally making it to XL. For me the past shall remain there; in the past. Done piling on.

posted by THX-1138 at 08:15 PM on March 20, 2006

Well, if you can stand it, go to T.O.'s website and let it load. You'll hear his new song about his new team and him dissing Philly. Personally, I couldn't listen to the whole thing. He really needs to stick to his day job (running teams into the ground).

posted by wingnut4life at 08:06 AM on March 21, 2006

Oh, wingnut, say it isn't so. You posted a link to his website? Why god WHY!?! I'm going to take your word for it about his song. I'm going to boycott it myself. You know how I feel about feeding his ego. It will inflate everytime the site gets a hit.

posted by njsk8r20 at 12:21 PM on March 21, 2006

Oooooops, my bad?

posted by wingnut4life at 12:51 PM on March 21, 2006

And look what you made me do. I had the 100th comment in this thread. AHHH!!! What have I done? If I keep this up, I'm going to have to gnaw my arms off so I can't do anything like that again. Does anybody know if there's a way I can block myself out of jackass football player threads?

posted by njsk8r20 at 01:41 PM on March 21, 2006

For some reason sk8r you comments made me look at your profile and it is freaking amazing. Nice job on it.

posted by Ying Yang Mafia at 04:42 PM on March 21, 2006

Thanks YYM, but it could still use a picture of a pretty gal. I can't take all the credit, I had some help from terrapin and skydivedad.

posted by njsk8r20 at 05:23 PM on March 21, 2006

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