Dez Bryant's broken foot and subsequent surgery is bad news for Dallas Cowboy fans, but a great opportunity for Terrell Owens.
The former All-Pro wide receiver is looking at it as a possible opening to return to the NFL and rejoin the Dallas Cowboys...that is, if owner Jerry Jones will have him back. During an appearance on the NFL Network's The Rich Eisen Show on Monday, the 41-year-old Owens said he had his agent reach out to the Cowboys to gauge interest in him taking Bryant's place at wideout.
"A lot of people are going to factor in my age as to why I can't play," Owens told Eisen. "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 [quarterback Tony] Romo. You know, 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 an opportunity. That's all I ever really wanted."
Owens played for the Cowboys from 2006 to 2008, hauling in 1,000-plus receiving yards in each of the three seasons with 38 total touchdowns, although he publicly clashed with Witten and Romo at times.
Last week, Owens was named as a headlining nominee for the 2016 Pro Football Hall of Fame class along with Brett Farve. Although the wide receiver said he feels "honored," he added that it's not something he thinks about, signaling he yearns to have one more final shot playing.
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