During the annual State of the Cowboys press conference to open up training camp, Jerry Jones had a few choice words regarding soon-to-be Pro Football Hall of Famer Terrell Owens.
T.O. has infamously chosen not to attend the HOF ceremonies in Canton, Ohio much to the chagrin of the football cognoscenti. Jerry hadn’t exactly offered public opinion on the matter, but he was asked for his thoughts on Wednesday.
Jerry said that T.O. didn’t ask for his advice regarding how to handle being inducted to the Pro Football Hall of Fame, but he noted that had he been asked he would have let Owens know that he (Owens) is making a mistake.
In the biggest shocker ever, this upset T.O. “The Player”, as Bill Parcells once referred to him, fired off a tweet criticizing Jerry Jones for ever releasing him.
Jerry "made a mistake" of releasing me after listening to others when I produced, gave my ALL, sacrificed my health for the team but who am I?! But hey I thought Jerry had a mind of his own too. #GOFIGURE What I'm doing is for the FANS. #THISISFORYOU https://t.co/mi5BR7p0t6— Terrell Owens (@terrellowens) July 25, 2018
It’s true that Terrell Owens produced for the Cowboys. Over three seasons he never once dipped below a thousand yards or 10 touchdowns in terms of productivity. The thing about it is though, productivity isn’t only what pads the box score.
Like he had in San Francisco and Philadelphia, Owens wore out his welcome with the Cowboys. His antics outweighed his production. It’s a simple business decision, the kind Jerry Jones is very good at.
Lest T.O. forget, the Cowboys won the NFC East and a playoff game the very season after they released Owens. He would never again reach the postseason.