What will Dallas be like without T.O.?
I think it's going to be a much nicer place to live, raise my children, grow old, and watch football.
Terrell Owens was cut late last night in a decision as controversial as signing him was several years ago. Some say the media was biased against the man, some say he was a locker room cancer, some say he was an angel, some say he was a demon.
At any rate, I know he was a distraction. And anything that is a distraction to a team in today's NFL needs to go.
Yes, he put up excellent numbers, made long catches, and probably won a game or two for the 'Boys. He probably lost a couple as well.
No player, absolutely no player is worth a steaming pile of crap if he's a distraction. He could be Tom Brady, John Elway, and Troy Aikman all rolled into one glorious package deal and capable of winning every game ever played, but if he distracts the rest of the team, detracts from his own coaches, and demeans his teammates, all else is null and void.
This is a team sport. It is preferable to have players with less talent if they have a team atmosphere in the locker room. The talent level on this Cowboys team has decreased, but hopefully it will lead to less of a "me first" atmosphere.
If it does that, the release of Owens is well worth it.