Future Hall of Famer Terrell Owens has revealed he has made contact with the Dallas Cowboys about a potential return to the franchise.
Speaking on the Rich Eisen Show yesterday, the legendary wide receiver, now 41-years-old, explained that he has instructed his representatives to get in touch with his former employers.
Owens, who played for the Cowboys between 2006-2008, hasn't stepped onto the gridiron in the NFL since 2010 and any move by Dallas - even with the injury to star wideout Dez Bryant - would send shock waves through the entire league.
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"My name may have come up in the discussion as far as bringing me in," Owens said.
"Why wouldn't I want to go back to somewhere where I knew I felt like home. I know the owner. I loved my time in Dallas. But a lot of people are going to factor in my age (41) as far as why I can't play."
Three of Owens' nine 1,000 yard-plus NFL seasons came in the famous Cowboys jersey, and he racked up an impressive 38 touchdowns in just three seasons in Dallas.
Odds against him
However, having been out of the league for five years, his age and lack of experience of the modern NFL may mean even the receiver-needy Dallas Cowboys would have to take a pass on the future Canton inductee.
This, coupled with well-documented past friction with current Cowboys stars, Jason Witten and Tony Romo, may mean the deal is simply fantasy.
Owens himself, though, isn't so easily dissuaded:
"We all know what happened when I was there, and there were some things said where it may have fractured the relationship between myself and (tight end Jason) Witten and Romo," explained Owens.
"Time has passed, and hopefully they know that I’ve moved on beyond that, and maybe hopefully they have. But for me, it’s all about giving myself and opportunity. That’s all I ever wanted.”
Cowboys fans: Would you sign Owens right now? And would he be a capable replacement for Dez Bryant even at 41? Have your say in the comments below...
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