It's Thursday, so that means it's time for T.O.'s world. What do you think the press wanted to talk to Owens about?
Brought what up?
"It shouldn't be a situation where I should be talking about whether I want to come back," said Owens, who said he would get signed by another team if the Cowboys release him. "[The media] should be focusing on the playoffs. This is not anything dealing with whether I'll be back or not."
Cool, what about the playoffs?
"I'm looking forward to it," he said. "I've been in the playoffs before, I've played in the Super Bowl before. I wasn't 100 percent healthy, but you know, I held my own. I'm not a guy who will lose his focus. I'm not a guy who lacks confidence."
Rock on big guy. But what if you're not back next year? You know they just had to ask.
"I'm very confident, don't read into this, if I'm not here I will be somewhere else," Owens said. "I honestly haven't gotten into it that I'm not going to be here next year. I've heard it, but I'm not really worried about it."
There's been a Drew Bledsoe sighting.
Bledsoe returns to his native Washington as a frustrated backup after losing his starting job to Tony Romo in the seventh game of the year.
"It's hard going back home and not playing," Bledsoe said. "I will have a ton of people at the game."
The 14-year veteran said he will wait until after the season to make a decision rather making an impulse decision now.
JJ says he loves to play in Seattle.
"It's the best FieldTurf out there," Jones said. "It's just a fast track. I can't wait to get up there and play on it."
Pat Watkins is starting to get it.
Check it out, the Seattle media asked Parcells if he was a cat or a dog man.
"I have a cat," Parcells said. "My girlfriend has a cat. I have a cat. His name is Cody. He's a good size cat. He's about 16 or 17 pounds, very athletic. He can do stuff you wouldn't believe."
Parcells went on to say the cat "has qualities that you just can't see. He's a diligent worker, studies hard; he comes in on off-days and catches mice. I like the cat; I think he's coming along nicely. He gets it, he knows when to eat the cheese or when to put it out to attract mice, he has a good grasp on where the litter box is. When he got here he paid attention to a veteran tabby down the road named "Mr. Chips", that was a good influence on Cody. Now he's starting to understand, he knows when it's OK to cough up a fur ball and when it's not. He's got a future in this house."
Oh yeah, the Seattle secondary is hurting. How do we know it's hurting? They signed Pete Hunter, and he might even play.
Here's the issues for Seattle.
Besides Herndon and Williams, starting right cornerback Marcus Trufant is at best questionable for Saturday with a high right ankle sprain. That means Jordan Babineaux and Kelly Jennings, who finished the Tampa Bay game as cornerbacks, will start. Gardner is likely the nickel cornerback, with Hunter the best option as the sixth, or dime, defensive back on passing downs.
But Pete is out for vengeance...or something.
Hunter, listed at 6 feet 2, 208 pounds, certainly has motivation to perform well. The 26-year-old was a Cowboy from his rookie season in 2002 through 2004, and has a house in the Dallas area 1 ½ miles from Cowboys' headquarters.
"Every time I walk out my door I can see their practice facility, because I live on the top of a hill," he said.