Couple observations after a wacky Wednesday at Valley Ranch:
*T.O. is a self-absorbed, petulant punk.
*Dallas’ Only Daily’s “scoop” about him, however, appears flat out wrong.
*Keyshawn Johnson only wishes he was ever half as talented and controversial as T.O.
Turns out that Owens, contrary to the story, didn’t seek out Tony Romo for a serious discussion after last Sunday’s loss to the Redskins. Still, T.O. does have the audacity to maintain that he wasn't utilized enough – despite 18 balls thrown toward him and two handed to him.
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He’s also, turns out, apparently going to Emmitt Smith’s School of Miscommunication. Because in explaining his stance Wednesday Owens said that ESPN “had a stake to a claim” (what?), that Romo goes through his “regressions” (huh?) and, my personal fave, that “I could care less” (if he could care less, doesn’t that infer some level of caring?).
Bottom line: Owens, like it or not, is a leader of this team. With his ego so ginormous and yet oh-so-fragile, that setup allows for turbulent times. No one in Dallas' locker room has the stones to tell him to shut the hell up, and that’s a shame. It doesn’t, however, mean the Cowboys won’t whip the Bengals this week and continue to be the NFL’s most talented team.
It’s all just a sad reaffirmation of this thesis:
Truth be told, Terrell Owens would rather catch 11 passes in a loss than 1 pass in a win. Right? -- Richie Whitt