Dallas Cowboys Cut Terrell Owens: Are You Kidding Me?

Walter Thompson Jr.Contributor IMarch 5, 2009

After three years as the No. 1 receiver for the Dallas Cowboys, sources say Terrell Owens has been released.

If this is true, it is a sad day for the Cowboys. This move comes as shocker for many Cowboy fans and football fans in general.

Yes, there have been rumors that this could eventually happen, but no one in their right mind actually believed he would be released. Up until this point it was just speculation.

It was only a couple of months ago that Jerry Jones and Terrell Owens stood before the media and shared a huge bowl of popcorn, celebrating a four-year, $34 million extension that included a $12 million bonus for the future hall-of-fame wide receiver.

So why now? Why cut the most productive receiver that you have had on your team since Michael Irvin donned the star on his helmet? Why cut T.O. before you are about to move into a brand new state-of-the-art football facility in 2009?

Yes, there are some fans out there that are glad to see this happen, but there are huge factions of Cowboy fans that are left scratching their heads. “Dumbest move in Cowboys history, stayed tuned for the crash and burn,” one Cowboys fan said.

Another fan said, “A wise person told me long ago that someday Jerry Jones would eventually make me not want to be a Cowboys fan.” Well this may be the day of reckoning for “America’s Team.”

"Get rid of TO? Are you serious? They should get rid of Tony Romo, who crumbles when games are on the line,” as another fan voiced his opinion.

This move makes no sense. Who do they actually think is going to put up the numbers that Owens has put over the last three seasons? Owens is one of the most prolific receivers in league history.