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Dallas Cowboys Release Owens, Make Statement



It's all about making a statement! The Cowboys, more directly Jerry Jones and his coaching staff are making an example of Terrell Owens. By releasing him they have sent a message to the rest of the team. That message is crystal clear! No matter who you are or how much you are being paid, the "Team" comes first. Either you get on board or you get out the door!

People such as the ever annoying Stephen A. Smith are and will continue to make claims, that T.O. was lied to by Jerry Jones, and that he feels betrayed! The fact of the matter is that never said either way what his plans were when it came to Terrell. I personally think that this organization should be commended for the approach they have taken to the off season. They have been very tight lipped and have been extremely thorough with their decision making process. These are all things that this organization has never been very good at. Most of the time they have failed miserably!

Terrell Owens has always been a phenomenal athlete, but his mouth continually casts dark clouds over him. I really thought that he had changed. The first two years of his term with the Cowboys were great! T.O. was the consummate pro, he did whatever was asked of him, even when the coach showed ZERO  respect to him (Parcells would not even call him by his name, simply called him "The Player"). However Terrell just could not keep his mouth and mental state in check. Terrell Owens forced the hand of the Cowboys, and if he feels betrayed it should not be by the hands of the Cowboys, but by his own self!

So where do we go from here? The best answer I can give you right now is one that we just talked about earlier in the week. This team is moving full steam ahead in it's venture to become "Romo Friendly"! Basically what that means is, expanded roles for players like Felix Jones, Martellus Bennett, Patrick Crayton, Sam Hurd, and Miles Austin. I understand some fans may be in some what of a panic mode right now, but I am very excited about the future. This is going to make this team better. This will become a running team, and the passing attack will feature all of the things we have been screaming for. Removing T.O. from the equation will allow Jason Garrett to open the play book! He and Romo will no longer have the 1000 lbs. gorilla on their back demanding the ball. We all saw the effects. We all saw this prolific offense become completely one dimensional, with the one dimension being "Get the Ball to T.O." I am here to tell all of you, be patient things are on the up swing! This team has and has had some very serious weapons. Roy Williams (I no longer have to say "the Good Roy" Thank you GOD!) will be a beast this year, mark my words! Tony Romo can now get back to being Tony and he will! Garrett will have him moving around much more, and he is deadly when he is on the move!

I am encouraged by what I am seeing, and I think if you all will take a good honest look at what is happening, you too will be encouraged! There are many more moves coming, so hold onto your hats!

  • BTreece

    Well said Bags!!!
    Getting a little tired of everyone trying to make Owens into some kind of martyr for a cause. The guy did screw up, just like other players have, but he was fired, it’s done, move on people.
    Good to see that JJ does still value team chemistry because you can’t win a championship without it. It changes how things are going to be done, TO won’t be there to draw double coverage, but we didn’t utilize that very well anyway last year, so move on.
    We’ll figure out a way to get going strong with RW at the helm.

  • Eagle Nut

    Well said indeed. Now you guys know how Philly felt when the player was being an idiot. You have to feel for the Bills right now.

  • bags030404

    I will tell the Bills what everyone in Philly and Frisco told us. He is what he is, Do not complain later when it blows up in your face! They will not have any problems with him though, they only signed him for one year! He is usually a good boy for two years!

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Dallas Cowboys Sign LB Joe Thomas to 2 Year Deal

Sean Martin



Dallas Cowboys Sign LB Joe Thomas to 2 Year Deal

At long last, the Dallas Cowboys have their first free agent addition of this offseason. Having lost starters Jonathan Cooper and Anthony Hitchens at left guard and linebacker respectively, the team has added depth at LB with Joe Thomas signing a two-year deal.

The 2018 season will actually mark Joe Thomas' second stint with the Dallas Cowboys, as he was signed to their practice squad in 2015. The team that signed Thomas out of South Carolina State following the 2014 draft, the Green Bay Packers, added Thomas back to their active roster for the 2015 season.

Jon Machota on Twitter

Source: Cowboys have agreed to a 2-year deal with free agent LB Joe Thomas. He visited the Cowboys today. Thomas has played in 42 games over the last three seasons with the Packers. He had a career-high 70 tackles in 2016.

Thomas has spent the last three seasons starting eight games for the Packers, recording 70 tackles and an interception in 2016.

A contingency plan of Sean Lee and Jaylon Smith carrying the Cowboys for 16 games at LB requires adequate depth, which is exactly what the Cowboys are typically in the market for come free agency. Waiting longer than usual to make their first splash, the Cowboys absolutely need an addition like Thomas to perform better than last year's FA class.

Used in sub packages by the Packers while also playing special teams - where the Cowboys have lost core players in Keith Smith and Kyle Wilber - Thomas will have a great chance to impress two new Dallas coaches in Ben Bloom and Keith O'Quinn.

Tell us what you think about "Dallas Cowboys Sign LB Joe Thomas to 2 Year Deal" in the comments below. You can also email me at, or Tweet to me at @SeanMartinNFL!

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Terrance Williams Contract Creates 2018 Job Security

Jess Haynie



Cowboys Headlines - Breaking Down Terrance Williams' Game-Ending Decision 1
Louis DeLuca/Dallas Morning News

There's been a lot of talk about what the Dallas Cowboys will do at the receiver position this offseason. While there's a great divide on what the team should do with Dez Bryant, there's a fairly unanimous opinion that Dallas should find an upgrade over Terrance Williams. No matter where he ends up on the depth chart, though, Williams' contract should keep him on the roster in 2018.

Last offseason, Terrance signed a four-year, $17 million deal to stay in Dallas. Because we are now just in the second year of that deal, it is cost prohibitive against the salary cap to release or trade him.

Williams is scheduled to count $4.75 million against the 2018 cap. If Dallas were to cut him, it would accelerate his remaining guaranteed money and create $7.25 million in dead money this year. He would cost more against the cap off the roster than on it.

Even the June-1st provision doesn't help. Williams' dead money in 2018 drops to $4.75 million, which is a net zero against his existing cap hit. It would also push $2.5 million of dead money to 2019. There's no benefit there, and you lose an experienced player who knows your system.

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Dallas Cowboys WR Terrance Williams

If the Cowboys do like their WR depth enough to want to move on from Terrance, one option is to try to trade him. A trade would lower the cap penalty to $3.75 million and save $1 million. If he's traded after June 1st, it would save $3.5 million against this year's cap.

Of course, it takes two to tango in this scenario. Williams hasn't scored a touchdown since 2016 and has never proven he can take on a significant role in an offense. He was serviceable when Dez Bryant and Jason Witten commanded more attention, but he's a low-end WR2 at best and many teams likely wouldn't want him in their top 2-3 receivers.

Perhaps something could happen during training camps or preseason, when injuries may make other teams desperate. Then again, something could happen in Dallas that makes them less willing to part with Terrance.

As it stands, it seems unlikely that Terrance Williams won't be a Cowboy in 2018. And really, that's not bad thing.

Even if he gets pushed down the depth chart, Terrance would be a good insurance policy against injuries or any other issues that could happen between now and September. $4.75 million is more than you'd like to pay your fourth WR but it's a one-year problem.

If the Cowboys do add more WR talent this offseason, there is a trickle-down effect that strengthens the entire club. Williams, with his experience, is an upgrade over Brice Butler as the fourth receiver.

Therefore, unless circumstances both here and elsewhere allow Dallas to find a trade partner, Terrance Williams should be back next year.

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Cowboys Trade for FB Jamize Olawale from Raiders

Jess Haynie



Jamize Olawale, Raiders

Less than a week after the Cowboys lost fullback Keith Smith to the Raiders in free agency, the two teams have worked out a trade to send FB Jamize Olawale from Oakland to Dallas.

Ian Rapoport on Twitter

Fullback trade! The #Raiders are sending FB Jamize Olawale to the #Cowboys, sources say. Dallas has its fullback, one who was with Oakland since 2012.

To facilitate the trade, the Cowboys will send their fifth-round pick (173rd overall) to the Raiders for their sixth-round pick (192nd), moving back just 19 spots.

In return, Dallas not only brings in a veteran replacement at FB but a player they already know.

Jamize Olawale was an undrafted rookie free agent of the Cowboys in 2012. Despite a strong showing in that preseason, Dallas did not have room for him on the roster. He was on the team's practice squad until December, when Oakland poached him.

Since then, Olawale has been a regular roleplayer in the Raiders' offense. He's missed just six games since 2013.

Jamize brings more offensive firepower to the FB position than Keith Smith had. He's scored at least one touchdown in each of the last three seasons. He can be effective both running and receiving.

Through the trade, Dallas picks up the final year of Olawale's current contract. It calls for a $1.5 million base salary in 2018.

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