He’s suddenly the “star” in Dallas, and even standing on the star with arms outstretched, Terrell Owens could not get enough of the cheers of the Cowboys fans on Sunday afternoon. Owens and the Cowboys might as well have been playing a high school team as they easily dispatched the woeful Houston Texans 38-6 at Texas Stadium. What was amazing is just how fast things have changed in the life of Owens as in one Sunday afternoon the wide out went from goat to adored star of the Cowboys offense.
Despite catching just five passes for 45 yards, Owens became a TD threat again, pulling in three touchdowns for the first time in a game since the “Desperate Housewives” game on Monday night back in 2004. Owens was as joyful as ever, soaking in the fans cheers, getting high fives from his teammates, and even hugging up with QB Drew Bledsoe. “I think this is a good start for me,” said Owens. “This is something to build on,” he said. “It was a lot of fun.” Maybe now the Cowboys offense will start having more fun, as if Owens and Bledsoe can get and stay on the same page, this offense can become as dangerous and many thought it was going to be at the start of the season.
There was even more good news for Owens on Sunday, as owner Jerry Jones stated that wide out coach Todd Haley, who Owens has been feuding with, is going to be punished for leaking team info to the press. It was just last week that Haley and Owens got into it after Owens was late to a practice after being sick. Owens spoke out on his radio show on Friday and said that the relationship between he and Haley is over. “I was venting, he was venting,” Owens said. “I felt it stayed behind closed doors. It’s all about frustration.” Word is that Haley has been the one all along that has been leaking team info to the media, things that could have stayed within the team.
For now, all is well in Texas. At least in Dallas. The Cowboys are at 3-2, and with the Eagles loss just 1/2 game back in the NFC East. T.O. is catching TD’s and he and Drew Bledsoe are now hugging and telling each other how great it is to be together. Owens went so far to call Sunday a “steppingstone” in his relationship with Bledsoe. “I told him, `Dude, just trust me. I know how to play the game. When the ball is in the air, I know how to attack, I know how to go get it,”‘ Owens said. No doubt we all know that T.O. knows how to play, now the question will be how long will the rosey relationship last.