Didn't take long for Terrell Owens to start paying dividends. On Monday the Cowboys sold 1,500 Owens jerseys at $75 a pop. According to my abacus that's around $112,000, which makes it a long way to go toward recouping the $10 million he's guaranteed this season, but it's a healthy start nonetheless. Owens, who this morning began off-season conditioning with his new teammates at Valley Ranch, will also be the center of financial prosperity for other companies in coming months. Simon & Schuster will publish his forthcoming book in July, and there's talk of a T.O. reality show for the fall.
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The ripple effect isn't all positive, of course. There are whispers at Valley Ranch that receiver Terry Glenn, noticing the money thrown at T.O., now wants a bigger, better contract and could skip some off-season work until that ball gets rolling. In a transaction that will have considerably less impact on the team, my neighbor John claims he canceled his season tickets. --Richie Whitt