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Thursday, January 28, 2010
T.O.: QBs kept him from Rice's records

By Tim MacMahon

Terrell Owens believes he coulda been the greatest ... if only he had better quarterbacks.

Never mind that T.O.'s starting QBs were all multi-Pro Bowlers, at least until he was banished to Buffalo after he couldn't get along with his (sniff) quarterback in Dallas.

"I know hands-down I'd be close to Jerry Rice's records if I had been with quality quarterbacks like he had," T.O. told USA Today. "He had Joe Montana and he finished with Steve Young. That wasn't a dropoff.

"Say I had been with a guy like Tom Brady, Peyton Manning or Drew Brees all of my career. Are you kidding me?"

T.O., who is 7,944 yards and 53 touchdowns behind Rice on the all-time receiving lists, made these comments as his previous two quarterbacks were preparing to play in the Pro Bowl along with their No. 1 receivers.

Tony Romo missed T.O. so much that he set a franchise record for passing yards this season.