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T.O. on ... Tony Romo

We had a chance to get Terrell Owens on the phone for about a half-hour this morning, as he promotes this Wednesday's appearance on Under One Roof -- starring Public Enemy frontman/rap icon Flavor Flav -- on MyNetworkTV.

And some of the most interesting stuff was regarding his quarterback, your quarterback, Tony Romo. Owens rehashed his emotional outburst after January's playoff losses and says he doesn't regret a second of the way he reacted with his quarterback under fire for the famed Simpson Family Bye Week Fiesta.

"As a friend and as a person, outside being a football player, I know who Tony is," Owens said. "Outside what I see in him as a football player, I thought they were attacking my friend, more than going after a football player. So the most natural thing for me, because I feel like he's a brother to me, is to try to protect him. That was just the most natural thing and if I got put in that situation again, I'd probably do the same thing."

He says that he and Romo have crossed paths numerous times over the last few months, and looks forward to working with him starting at next week's OTAs -- Yes, T.O. will be there.

"We talked a few times, we have teaching sessions on Tuesdays and Thursdays, so we've seen each other in film room and gone and thrown the ball," Owens said, before cracking, "Amidst all his Hollywood-ness, we've been able to get together."

Speaking of Hollywood-ness, Romo was at the celebrity thing again on Sunday with an appearance at Wrigley Field.

Owens hadn't heard about his quarterback's rendition of "Take Me Out to the Ballgame." But he didn't sound surprised when he heard that Tony was exactly evoking memories of Sinatra up there.

"Oh man," Owens said. "He's getting some motivation for the wrong things. He cannot sing. Jessica may have an album, but he needs to leave singing up to her. I think he's tone deaf."

T.O. on ... The future

Terrell Owens' contract situation has been a backburner subject this offseason, as the team has dealt with the draft, getting Zach Thomas and Pacman in the fold, and working on extensions with unsigned, but protected veterans Marion Barber and Ken Hamlin.

So could there be a problem, with the star receiver's deal expiring at the end of the season? Owens says no.

"I definitely want to end my career with the Dallas Cowboys, and go into the Hall of Fame as a Dallas Cowboy," Owens said. "I'm going to let God fight this battle for me. There was a situation where the contract didn't work out in Philly. With this, I'm going to let it play out and not try to be a distraction. I'll let it take care of itself. I'm a firm believer that things will work out for the best."

Owens estimated that he's got "3-5 years" left in the game. As we indicated earlier, he has been in town for some teaching sessions, as part of the offseason program, and plans to be here for the start of OTAs next week to work with the rest of the offense.

One big piece to that unit is coordinator Jason Garrett. And Owens admitted freely that he was concerned when Garrett was being courted for head coaching openings in Baltimore and Atlanta.

"I was really worried (about Garrett leaving)," Owens said. "Obviously, we were coming off a year, my first year there, where we did OK statistically, but I didn't feel like we did things offensively that we could've done with the weapons we had. Our record could've been better. We squeaked into the playoffs that first year and I knew with the playmakers we had on offense, I knew we could've been more explosive, more of an air-it-out attack.

"And it was night and day with the production when you have a guy like Jason Garrett orchestrating the offense. He puts the ball in his playmakers' hands."

Owens also continued his very vocal support of Wade Phillips' program, saying, "Just the experience of last year that coach Wade brought in, it was refreshing, you heard it in locker room. It was like he brought life, took some Vitamin Water and poured it in the locker room and everyone was revived. We had so much fun, and that translated at game time."

Owens has split time in the offseason, and said he's not working out daily, sometimes twice daily, in Miami to prepare himself for the season.

He also mentioned that getting a ring is what really matters at this stage of his career. And he believes the group to get it done in 2008 is here.

"No doubt," Owens said. "The makeup is there. I saw it the first year I was there, and for whatever reason, it didn't happen. You saw the changes after the first year, and we got a step closer, came a little bit closer to going to the Super Bowl. We got new coaches, everyone's utilized realistically on both sides of the ball, and put in a position to make plays. Now, we've got new additions, we're a step closer every year. We're ready."

T.O. ... on the receivers

A lot people dreamt -- Jerry Jones included -- on the possibilities of putting an elite young receiver opposite Terrell Owens.

Once upon a time, Larry Fitzgerald's name was floated about. Roy Williams, Chad Johnson and Anquan Boldin's names still linger.

But ask Owens himself, and he'll tell you that there's already another top-shelf receiver on the roster. And that guy is Terry Glenn.

"This year, I stayed away from the draft, from free agency," Owens said in response to a question regarding how he's followed the pursuit of a new receiving partner. "But at the same time, with Terry Glenn, we were a great tandem. I don't know what his status is, but when Terry's healthy, he's one of the best receivers out there.

"When we lost him at beginning of the year, it took two or three guys to do what he did, to fill that void. So that goes to show you how good Terry is."

Owens was quick to add that the club also has a "great tight end" in Jason Witten and a high-end back in "The Barbarian", the nickname he coined for Marion Barber.

In the end, he thinks that what's on hand now is good enough. But he added that he wouldn't be adverse to a new addition, if that's in the cards.

"If it's Terry, or if it's Roy or Anquan or Chad, I would welcome them," Owens said. "I just want to win."

In saying that, he made sure to mention he's no longer worried about battling over statistics.

Yes, he watched Randy Moss take down Jerry Rice's touchdowns record last year. And yes, that record was one he long had his eyes on.

But in the end, he's at the point in his career where he seems to think there are more important things.

"It's all about winning, I could catch four or five touchdowns, and if we win, then good," he said. "I could catch 20 balls and if we win, great. But if we lose, none of that matters.

"You have personal statistics, those things are going to happen, it's just what happens. I don't have a set number in mind, a set number of touchdowns. I just go and play. Would I like to get 20 touchdowns? Yeah, and I might shoot for it. But things happen in an offense. I did it in San Francisco, in Philly, and in Dallas. Numbers take a backseat, my mindset is to win a Super Bowl."

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the two actually seem to be friends, they were on NFLN a few weeks back and Romo evidently beat TO is basketball and was giving him ish for it.

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"I definitely want to end my career with the Dallas Cowboys, and go into the Hall of Fame as a Dallas Cowboy," Owens said. "I'm going to let God fight this battle for me. There was a situation where the contract didn't work out in Philly. With this, I'm going to let it play out and not try to be a distraction. I'll let it take care of itself. I'm a firm believer that things will work out for the best."

Is he implying that Jerry Jones is the Devil? :whistle:

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and the T.O. watch continues... :rolleyes: seriously, i don't care if he cries again, or if he says him and romo are getting married. i seriously don't pay attention to the guy anymore.

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"You have personal statistics, those things are going to happen, it's just what happens. I don't have a set number in mind, a set number of touchdowns. I just go and play. Would I like to get 20 touchdowns? Yeah, and I might shoot for it. But things happen in an offense. I did it in San Francisco, in Philly, and in Dallas. Numbers take a backseat, my mindset is to win a Super Bowl."

Great article...thanks for posting...I have completely fallen in love with this guy..

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and the T.O. watch continues... :rolleyes: seriously, i don't care if he cries again, or if he says him and romo are getting married. i seriously don't pay attention to the guy anymore.

i hope the eagles can make him cry again this season

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and the T.O. watch continues... :rolleyes: seriously, i don't care if he cries again, or if he says him and romo are getting married. i seriously don't pay attention to the guy anymore.
he hasnt won a playoff game in 04-05-06-07 getting credit for nothing

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he hasnt won a playoff game in 04-05-06-07 getting credit for nothing

yep yep. and yet sometimes i feel like nobody remembers that.

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he hasnt won a playoff game in 04-05-06-07 getting credit for nothing

Ultimate team game and all that. Love him or hate him it's undeniable that he's one of the game's elite. Remember, that if we had won the Super Bowl he would have been the MVP hands down. It wasn't his fault the Birds lost that playoff game.

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Ultimate team game and all that. Love him or hate him it's undeniable that he's one of the game's elite. Remember, that if we had won the Super Bowl he would have been the MVP hands down. It wasn't his fault the Birds lost that playoff game.

no, if we won, donovan would have won mvp...he threw for 345 yards and 3 tds in the loss...

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no, if we won, donovan would have won mvp...he threw for 345 yards and 3 tds in the loss...

Fair enough, though my overall point that TO had nothing to do with that playoff loss still stands. He wasn't the one throwing up in the huddle...

McNabb also threw 3 INTs in that game.

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Fair enough, though my overall point that TO had nothing to do with that playoff loss still stands. He wasn't the one throwing up in the huddle...

McNabb also threw 3 INTs in that game.

2 bad ones..forget the last one...terrell did not break any tackles, didnt get into the end zone...i thought terrell did a good job, but trust me, hes a bad influence on teammates..

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Fair enough, though my overall point that TO had nothing to do with that playoff loss still stands. He wasn't the one throwing up in the huddle...

McNabb also threw 3 INTs in that game.

And he also wasn't the one getting killed by the pass rush.... McNabb yacked and threw a TD on the same drive. Terrell Owens ran decoy routes and was left open enough that McNabb couldn't help but put him in position to get the ball.

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I gave up right about where he says he was protecting him like a brother.

I believe if brothers start defending their brothers by bawling like little girls with skinned knees the entire world will end up gay.

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I gave up right about where he says he was protecting him like a brother.

I believe if brothers start defending their brothers by bawling like little girls with skinned knees the entire world will end up gay.

didnt he say that his ex-agent joseph was like family??..3 months later he stabbed him in the back...i would watch out romo.

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didnt he say that his ex-agent joseph was like family??..3 months later he stabbed him in the back...i would watch out romo.

yeah, you're right.

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I gave up right about where he says he was protecting him like a brother.

I believe if brothers start defending their brothers by bawling like little girls with skinned knees the entire world will end up gay.

is that what happened to you Voodoo? :P

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is that what happened to you Voodoo? :P

hey...you're the one addicted to ****...

:D

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Great article...thanks for posting...I have completely fallen in love with this guy..

Have you forgotten this is TO. Charles Manson should have used this sweet love letter, I wonder if you would have fell in love with him too. Everything that looks and sounds good ain"t good. Have you had a lot of broken hearts? :nonono:

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Give the Cowboy a 0-4 record to start the season, and then watch the TO show. I'll get my popcorn ready.

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