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Three Up, Three Down – TO released by Cowboys

Well folks, by the time you East Coasters awaken, we’ll know for sure, but it looks like Terrell Owens has finished wearing out his welcome in Dallas and he will have been officially released.

The news broke during a conversation I was having with Jared Faree and Raymond Summerland on What’s Your Fantasy show and I said it then – TO was NOT the only problem here, but was the biggest target.

How bad was that locker-room that the Cowboys just cut a huge weapon (leaving them with Roy Williams who has failed multiple times to do before)? That they will eat tremendous cap money? That they will just flat out look foolish?

Where will TO land? The Ravens wanted him once. Braylon Edwards is rumored to be trade bait and expendible though TO isn’t Mangini’s type. That’s off the top of my head. Someone will take their chances. TO was incredibly productive during his Cowboy career. He will land somewhere, likely when someone gets hurt in OTAs or Training Camp. He will be good for a year or so and then maybe ride off into the sunset.

The Cowboys are a mess. They are talking about Felix Jones taking more carries from Barber and returning him to the role he had with Julius Jones. Their WR core is a fat question mark. Trading Anthony Henry away for a second string QB. The coaching is suspect.

What is next for the Cowboys? We’ll have to see if the impact amounts to a relaxation of the clubhouse or if it’s going to cause more chaos.

Dallas Now Flush with Roy Williamses but short a Pac Man

Howdy

Sorry this is a later article than expected – of course I was out on an errand when this got announced. Better late than never…..

From Adam Shefter (and just about every other news outlet now) the Cowboys have acquired Roy Williams from the Lions for a first, third, and sixth-round draft pick.

Frankly, Dallas wildly overpaid. I think Williams can be a great wide receiver and agree he may be a guy they can look to to take over for TO when Owens rides off into the sunset. But those are a lot of picks for a guy who has not lived up to expectations consistently. One might argue at all.

Williams might be happier when Tony Romo comes back from his injury but for now he is stuck with Brad Johnson. Johnson can throw the ball well so Williams will have the opportunity for some long receptions but we can’t go crazy. Even when Romo comes back, he’s #3 in the pecking order behond Owens and Witten. But I will say I have NEVER believed in Patrick Crayton as a realistic #2 option. Williams can be more consistent than Crayton and for now that’s all the Cowboys need.

Overall, this is good (though overly expensive) for the Dallas offense, an uptick in Williams’ fantasy value (from about 0 to 5 out of 10 but still) and a slight ding in TO and Witten’s value as they will lose some targets. Honestly though Williams is a more credible threat than Crayton in my opinion, so maybe Owens will see less double teams. Crayton just became a footnote so go ahead and drop him like he’s on fire.

I can’t help but wonder what Owens’ reaction will be. I mean, he was already complaining about his involvement. Now he has to share with another guy – who frankly has mouthed off on the same subject before.

I feel implosions coming.

Oh, and as to the second news item? The NFL has suspended Cowboys CB Adam Jones indefinitely for violating the personal conduct policy. Jones will miss at least four games. Yeah, didn’t see that one coming way back when the trade happened did you?

If he keeps his nose clean and stops fighting his own bodyguards, he might be able to come back based on a re-evaluation around week 11. But the ‘Boys may have to figure out a solution before then and his antics off the field and mediocre play on it could mean he gets shown the door.

I wish I had a sound bite from the old Pac-Man game of him getting eaten by ghosts. That would sound about right.