Terrell Owens spoke his true feelings about his departure from Dallas in an interview that will air today on Rogers Sportsnet.
“You hear all the speculation, and you talk to the owner of the team, and he reassures you, you’re not going anywhere and then, out of left-field … you get blindsided,” Owens said.
He said that the owner’s son, Stephen Jones talked father Jerry into releasing the tumultuous T.O.
“I know whole-heartedly [Jerry Jones] wanted me there,” Owens said. “There were some people I know who got in his ear that pressured him to make that decision. For that, it’s sad. You let two or three people conspire to get me out of the situation.”
Terrell said that he and Jerry Jones reneged on a “personal commitment” to keep the 35 year old receiver in Dallas. Jones disagrees with his former receiver and sticks with his original story.
“You take age as a consideration,” Jones said. “In this particular case, we have an outstanding player in Roy Williams, and it was a significant factor in the decision I made to release Terrell. “