While the Cowboys are fighting for their playoff lives, the last thing the team could afford was some stupid high school feud between Terrell Owens and Tony Romo. That’s exactly what the media is turning the latest T.O. comments into, as there was questions about him being jealous of the relationship between Romo and Jason Witten.
No question that Witten is the favorite of Romo, and even on Sunday vs the Steelers Romo looked for his safety blanket in Witten first. And don’t forget that it was Witten that misran his route on the game-deciding interception in which Romo was throwing to him to try and get in position for a game-winning field goal.
And again on the teams final offensive play, it was Witten who was the target of Romo when the ball fell well incomplete, sealing the teams fate. So after a week of regret, it’s now Owens who is coming out and saying that he has nothing against Witten and his relationship with Romo.
“I’m not jealous of Witten,” Owens told the Dallas Morning News. “I’m not jealous of nobody. I can take the approach that I got paid so screw everything, but that’s not me. I just want to win. I’m not trying to create a war of words with anybody. I thought we had a productive meeting and I just talked to [offensive coordinator] Jason [Garrett] about Tony reading the whole play because other people are open besides Witten.”
Sounds like there is fuel to the fire when it comes to Owens’ feelings towards Witten and Romo. T.O. was visibly upset on the sidelines after the teams last failed series, and now it’s coming out that there is a lot more to the situation than a couple of comments and one show of frustration from Owens.
“The things that happen in the past with the other quarterbacks that I’ve had made me go to Jason instead,” Owens said when asked why he went to Garrett with his issues instead of Romo. “I didn’t want to have any problems with Tony, so I went to Jason. I don’t want people to say if I go to Tony and tell him he’s not doing what he’s supposed to do, then people will say we have a problem. I don’t want to create that situation.”
In the end, it’s typical T.O. to come out with the team in a critical situation as far as the playoffs go and make issues. He may not be jealous of Witten and Romo, but the comments seem to point towards a boiling point ready to spill over.