Owens: “We’ll be Fine once the Season Starts”


In an extensive interview yesterday with the AP prior to Cowboys’ practice back in Valley Ranch, Terrell Owens answered any questions fans might have about their performance to date in the preseason (0-2) by stating, “We’ll be fine once the season starts, I promise you. Once the preseason is over, I think it’s almost like another switch is turned off and another one is turned on.”

Bold words, yet somehow gratifying to a Cowboys nation that hasn’t seen their team perform up to expectations so far against San Diego or Denver. When asked about Friday’s match-up with the Texans and whether it will be more of “dress rehearsal” than previously, Owens said simply, “We’ll play however much Coach Phillips says we will play.”

When questioned about the unfortunate injury to WR Miles Austin and the other young receivers on the team’s status, Owens was confident that the team was in good shape with what we have regardless of his status but he was much improved over last year. Sam Hurd, who Owens has worked with quite extensively, also has been performing well in camp and preseason.

Regarding the much-hyped Super Bowl talk, Owens said, “Obviously everybody wants to win the Super Bowl. My goal is different. My mentality is I want to win a Super Bowl, but we can’t win a Super Bowl without winning a playoff game. So my thinking is let’s win a playoff game.”

You can’t really argue with that logic, sort of a “horse before the cart” type of thinking on his part. Which is the proper way of looking at it, I’d say. As for last year’s playoff loss to the Giants, Owens had four catches for 49 yards and a touchdown, but all in the first half, so when asked about that, he said, “If you go back and watch that game, I felt like I could have done more.”

Frankly, the entire team “could have done more” but it’s nice to hear someone take some responsibility for that game. It’s always entertaining when T.O. has these little press interviews, but this one was probably great to read just for the timing of it after the loss to the Broncos.

In other news/rumors, the requested trade by Cardinals’ WR Anquan Boldin has renewed the rumor of the Cowboys having an interest in acquiring him. But most believe this won’t happen for two basic reasons, the Cardinals don’t want to deal him to a team they have to play this season and the Cowboys won’t have enough salary cap room to negotiate for him. So you might as well not count on that happening if you’re a fan who’d like to see Boldin in a Cowboys uniform this year.

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