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T.O.’s Numbers Could Fall

Brad Johnson is now the quarterback for the Cowboys and this will hurt T.O.’s fantasy numbers and overall numbers.

nbcsports.com has the take for you fantasy players.

T.O. Is A Victim…Again

I give Cowboys wide receiver Terrell Owens a lot of credit, he knows how to play the blame game and make sure he is always in a position of being a victim when things get hot.

Michael Irvin has a radio show in DFW and he is an unabashed T.O. apologist.  Today, Irvin had T.O. so he could explain his press conference and how the media is “trying to divide this team”.

Owens said part of his tears and emotions Sunday were the loss of a family member.  He did not say who the family member was during the radio interview.

Click here to listen.

T.O. Is Team Me

After the game Terrell Owens met with the media to let them know he needed to get the football more.

They sent 30% of the offense his way.

But he was all about his touches after the game, “Everybody recognized that I wasn’t really getting the ball in the first half,” Owens said. “I’m pretty sure everybody watching the game recognized it, people in the stands recognized it, I think my team recognized it. I didn’t quit. I kept fighting and trying to running my routes and trying to get open.”

Uggh!

They Still Won’t Let T.O. Go In Philly

Man, they really aren’t over Terrell Owens in Philadelphia.  Do you see anybody in DFW still harping on Alex Rodriguez leaving the Texas Rangers? No, we’ve moved on around here.

In Philly, they are obessed with it.

Well, the folks in Philly usually get to decide who they will run out of town:  Charles Barkley, Allen Iverson, Randall Cunningham, etc. 

Not with T.O., he talked and acted his way in Philly.  They still are looking back though, Ashley Fox reports.

Why Terrell Owens Is Hard To Like Sometimes

Let’s face it.  T.O. is not for everybody.   The Cowboys wide receiver is playing his old Philly Eagles buddies on Monday Night. That means more T.O. vs Donovan McNabb talk.

The two players were once friends and became enemies.  But it wasn’t T.O.’s fault.  He wrote a book about it and two years later he’s still saying it wasn’t his fault.

My man Tim MacMahon has a great blog up.  T.O. claims he got to big for Philly and too big for Donovan.

Excuse me while I go barf.

Ten Thoughts On The Cowboys Win

1.  Say what you want about head coach Wade Phillips running training camps being “soft” or “easy”, but make sure you say they are effective.  The Cowboys as Wade said, “We ready to play.”

2.  The Cowboys were marvelous on 3rd downs.   On offense they were 8 of 11 for 72%.  That will win a lot of ballgames.  And on defense, the Cowboys were outstanding.  The Browns only converted three of nine attempts. 

3.  The Browns never got to run.  You have to run to win in this league.  The Cowboys defense only allowed 91 yards of rushing.  Jamal Lewis was 13 for 62 yards.

4.  Tony Romo spends time on football.  All that stuff about him playing too much golf in the offseason and hanging out with Jessica Simpson too much is wrong.  Romo threw for 327 yards.  That is his 11th 300-yard game in three seasons.  Troy Aikman had just 13 in his entire career.

5.  Patrick Crayton is a legit number two receiver.  Six catches 82 yards.  That is big time.  Go look around the NFL and you’ll see he’s really good when you start to stack up the numbers.

6.  The Cowboys drafted really well.  Rookies Orlando Scandrick, Felix Jones, and Tashard Choice played well.

7.  The offensive line got the game ball.  They simply knocked Cleveland around.  They didn’t allow a sack and you never saw their blitzes work.

8.  Matt McBriar had two punts.

9.  11 penalties.  Way too many.  The Cowboys have to focus better if they are going to win in the playoffs.  The Browns first touchdown came off two Cowboys penalties on third downs.

10.  The name Skip Peete will be one to remember this week.  If Pro Bowl running back Marion Barber can’t play because of sore ribs, Peete, the Cowboys running backs coach, will have to make sure rookies Tashard Choice and Felix Jones can pick up the Eagles blitzes.

Why Jerry Jones Is Signing The T.O.’s & Pacman’s

Cowboys owner/GM Jerry Jones tells ESPN’s Outside The Lines why he likes to sign the bad boys of the NFL like Terrell Owens and Pacman Jones.

Watch the video here.

T.O.

I wrote in my Star-Telegram column on why the Cowboys need to feed T.O. this Sunday in the season opener.

The Dallas Cowboys’ wide receiving corps is down to just two proven players: Terrell Owens and Patrick Crayton.

The club will not have the services of Miles Austin (sprained knee) or Sam Hurd (high ankle sprain) for the season opener in Cleveland on Sept. 7. They were penciled in as the third and fourth receiving options for quarterback Tony Romo.

His fifth wide receiver option, Isaiah Stanback, has a dislocated shoulder. I wouldn’t exactly be counting on Stanback for realistic production if I were offensive coordinator Jason Garrett.

Here’s what the game plan should be when it comes to putting the ball in the air against the Browns: Trust in T.O.

Put it on No. 81’s shoulders. I bet he will shine.

Read the rest.

T.O. To The Rescue

The Cowboys need to hit Cleveland with a heavy dose of Terrell Owens in the season opener.

Check out my Star-Telegram column on it Saturday for my reasons why.

Also, one of T.O.’s harhest critics, Cris Collinsworth, of NBC Sports finally comes around him/

dallascowboys.com Staff Writers Weigh In On Cowboys’ Pressing Issues

It is always football time on the Newdawg Blog.  I always like to hit my boys at dallascowboys.com to see what they have.

I think they’ve got some pretty good discussion going on about what is in store for the season.

3. This is a make-or-break season for . .

 Nick Eatman: Well, the easy answer is Roy Williams. Of course, it’s make or break for him and you guys know it, too. But what about Marcus Spears? He’s going on his fourth season and he’s got competition breathing down his neck. While his lack of production will always be scrutinized, it can’t be overlooked that his position is simply one that doesn’t garner big numbers, including sacks. Still, if Tank Johnson is pushing for playing time at nose tackle, then it’s likely Jay Ratliff will be pushing Spears for time at end. Spears is still the starter but he might have to fighter harder than ever to keep it this year. 

Mickey Spagnola: Linebacker Kevin Burnett. The former second-round draft choice is in the fourth and final year of his contract, so this season will be an important one for his continued future with the Cowboys or his future station in the NFL. Not only does he need to continue playing well on the nickel and special teams, he needs to make a run at Zach Thomas for the starting weak inside linebacker position if he wants to parlay the year into either a lucrative contract to remain with the Cowboys or one in free agency with another team offering him a chance to start.

 Rob Phillips: Right tackle Marc Colombo, in terms of breaking the bank. Once labeled an injury risk, Colombo has shored up what used to be a problematic position for the Cowboys by starting all 32 games over the past two years. But he needs another strong season to earn a long-term deal and fend off the team’s young tackles.

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