Not that this really matters, because there's no way the Cowboys would ever take the controversial receiver Terrell Owens back. But former teammate Patrick Crayton talked about it during a recent radio interview, so — voila! — it's a blog post.
"I would actually kinda feel fine about" Owens coming back, Crayton told The Ben and Skin Show, according to the Dallas Morning News. "I doubt if it happens, seriously, because of the year that Miles [Austin] had, and they were expecting him to be able to have that year. That's why they let T.O. go. From a friends standpoint, it'd be good. I don't think chemistry-wise, it'd be good."
Owens (pictured) will become a free agent on Friday after the Bills, as expected, declined to offer him a new contract after he played on a one-year, $6 million deal in 2009.
Crayton suggested that Owens was misunderstood during his days in Dallas, especially his tumultuous final season in 2008. Owens believed that Tony Romo and tight end Jason Witten held private meetings and created plays that didn't include the wide receiver. The situation was discussed during a meeting with Owens and fellow wide receivers Crayton and Roy Williams, as well as offensive coordinator Jason Garrett. Word of the meeting quickly leaked out.
"[Owens] didn't separate [the locker room], because if we have a player-and-coaches-only meeting and it's supposed to stay in that room and it gets leaked out that evening and I hear about it the next morning, uh, we got a problem. And trust me, it's not one of the receivers of players ... any names that they said, you know, that was causing chaos, trust me, it wasn't any of those players. And, uh, we located the mole."
Crayton declined to identify the person who leaked the story.
Owens, 36, is coming off his worst statistical effort during a season in which he was not injured. He caught 55 passes for 829 yards and five touchdowns. He also ran for a touchdown.