Tuesday, June 12, 2012
Jerry Jones supports Terrell Owens
By Tim MacMahon
IRVING, Texas -- Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones still has a soft spot in his heart for Terrell Owens, but not a spot on his team's roster.
Owens is unemployed after being released by the Indoor Football League's Allen Wranglers last month but still hopes to get another shot in the NFL. Jones would be happy to give some advice to the receiver he released after the 2008 season if Owens wants it.
"First of all, he really can reach out to me at any time, because I consider him a friend," Jones said Tuesday at the Cowboys' minicamp. "We would feel good if he reached out. I think that he really, without having first-hand knowledge of what kind of physical condition he is in, I know he has the right stuff and could help someone."
Owens, 38, was let go by the Cowboys after the best statistical three-year stretch by a receiver in franchise history. He played for the Buffalo Bills in 2009 and has been out of the NFL since catching 72 passes for 983 yards and nine touchdowns for the Cincinnati Bengals in 2010.
"I have actually looked at some of the things he did last year," Jones said. "He has the ability to be quite a threat as a receiver. I would advise him if that he still has got the heart -- and he does -- to continue to try to get on with an NFL team."
Jones, however, said that team won't be the Cowboys, who are trying to find a No. 3 receiver behind Miles Austin and Dez Bryant from a group of unproven young players.
"Again, we are not planning on doing anything at receiver," Jones said.