Technically, the bonus would be activated if Owens was on the team's 80-man roster at the close of business June 3. But since June 3 is Sunday, and NFL business for this week officially ceased at 3 p.m. (CDT) Friday, officially the Cowboys would have been required to release him Friday to void the contract.
Well, surprise, surprise, 3 p.m. Friday came and went without the Cowboys filing a transaction with the league, meaning Owens will not only be on the roster at the June 3 deadline, but on the team for the 2007 season and $3 million richer.
"I think we have one of the better, young, talented receiving corps that's really not playing, out there," Tony Romo said Friday after the Cowboys' OTA session. "I like what they're going to do, and when they get their chance, I think they'll be all right."
Patrick Crayton and Sam Hurd are running with the first team. But don’t forget about Miles Austin, and even Jamaica Rector is trying to hang onto a roster spot. But they even have competition, at least expected competition if Isaiah Stanback can get healthy, and Jamel Richardson is supposed to be a guy with the physical skills.
You guys know him as Jaxon, the Carolina Panthers fan and friend of mine who posts comments here at BTB on a semi-regular basis. But now he's gone and got his own blog for SB Nation covering the Carolina Panthers called the Cat Scratch Reader. Yup, that name is brilliant. So go over and check him out and welcome him to the SB Nation neighborhood. Also, give him the business about the Panthers losing to the Cowboys two straight years, at their stadium. And they won't have Keyshawn Johnson to kick around this year, so they went out and got another slow WR from USC to replace him. I kid. I actually think the Panthers had a heck of a draft.