Dallas Cowboys History in Quotes: Terrell Owens

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Review a series of quotes about former Dallas WR Terrell Owens, shown here during the 2008 preseason. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Terrell Owens still manages to make news in Dallas, even though he hasn’t played for the Cowboys since 2008.

His latest shots came a couple of days ago in an interview where he blamed Tony Romo for his release. No surprises there. In light of this “news,” and a part of the Dallas Cowboys history in quotes series, here are some quotes featuring the former Dallas receiver.

“Terrell has 25 million reasons why he should be alive.”

Kim Etheredge, Owens’ publicist, about reports that T.O. tried to kill himself in 2006.

Source: ESPN, Sept. 28, 2006

“It’s very unfortunate for the reports to go from an allergic reaction to a definite suicide attempt.”

Owens, who later said he was depressed because of his former fiancee.

Source: ESPN, Sept. 28, 2006

“Right now, Jessica Simpson is not a fan favorite — in this locker room or in Texas Stadium.”

Owens, after Simpson attended a game on Dec. 16, 2007. Dallas lost to the Philadelphia Eagles while she watched.

Source: Fox News, Dec. 19, 2007

“If you do that, that’s really unfair. Really unfair. That’s my teammate. That’s my quarterback. We lost as a team. We lost as a team, man.”

Owens, after Dallas lost 21-17 to the New York Giants in the 2007 playoffs.

Source: New York Times, January 14, 2008

“You hear all the speculation, and you talk to the owner of the team, and he reassures you, you’re not going anywhere and then, out of left-field … you get blindsided.”

Owens, after Dallas cut him following the 2008 season.

Source: ESPN, March 29, 2009

Did You Know?

Despite playing in only 47 games in Dallas, Owens ranks 14th in career receptions (235), 8th in career receiving yards (3587), and 8th in career touchdown receptions (38) in team history.

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