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Rookie WR Simi Fehoko Hints at Cowboys Jersey Number w/ T.O. Tribute

The have yet to officially announce jersey numbers for their class. But one rookie, , may have announced his yesterday with a tweet that paid tribute to its last noteworthy wearer; .

Fehoko tweeted a photoshopped picture of himself wearing the #81 in a Cowboys jersey, and included one of Owens' classic quotes; “Get your popcorn ready.”

Terrell Owens was inducted into the Pro Football in 2018. While he's most famous for his time with the 49ers, Owens had a great three-year run with the Dallas Cowboys from 2006-2008 that helped solidify his Canton credentials.

Owens' Cowboys career wasn't long or accomplished enough to merit any kind of protection of his number. Dallas has never officially retired any , but they've also never allowed anyone to wear the numbers of greats like , , or since their retirements.

The #81 has been recycled a few times with receivers since T.O., such as in 2011 or 2012 Draft bust Danny Coale. But it's very much still Owens' number in terms of its legacy with the Cowboys.

Will Simi Fehoko actually be wearing the number 81 as a Dallas Cowboy? And if so, will the 5th-round rookie get opportunities to make T.O. proud on the field?

There should be plenty of popcorn-worthy moments from the Cowboys incredible receiver corps in 2021. If Fehoko can even add a few kernels, it will be a successful first year for him in Dallas.

Jess Haynie
Jess Haynie
Cowboys fan since 1992, blogger since 2011. Bringing you the objectivity of an outside perspective with the passion of a die-hard fan. I love to talk to my readers, so please comment on any article and I'll be sure to respond!

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