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T.O. visits Cowboys camp, says he can still play

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It’s been nearly four years since Terrell Owens last played in an NFL regular-season game.  He still thinks he can play.

Maybe he can.  Still, but for a short stay with the Seahawks in 2012, no one has given him a chance.

Owens visited Cowboys training camp on Thursday, and he told reporters that he “absolutely” can still play.

What kind of question is that?” Owens said with a smile, via the Dallas Morning News.  “I worked out this morning.  Looking good.  Always looking to do something.”

So will the 40-year-old Owens get another shot?

“That’s all in God’s hand,” Owens said.  “I haven’t ruled it out.  I haven’t retired.  I’ve kept myself in good enough shape to go in and help somebody if need be.”

Last year, Owens said that if no one offered him an opportunity in 2013, he’d indeed retire.  The phone didn’t ring then, and it has yet to ring now.

That doesn’t mean it won’t ring.  But with each passing day, the chances of it happening get more remote.

Meanwhile, if Owens doesn’t return to the NFL this year or next year, he’ll be eligible for the Hall of Fame in 2016.

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41 Responses to “T.O. visits Cowboys camp, says he can still play”
  1. brandonj21 says: Aug 15, 2014 10:27 AM

    Hang it up dude . . . . That brief Seattle preseason was the last shot

  2. bonnovi says: Aug 15, 2014 10:27 AM

    Of course he can, and we’ll hear it from him every year for the next 35 years.

  3. ctiggs says: Aug 15, 2014 10:31 AM

    Quit playing around with the cowgirls and jerrah, and come home and retire where you belong and that is with THE 49ers #GONiners #Nobodyhasitbetter

  4. 4512dawg4512 says: Aug 15, 2014 10:32 AM

    Definitely in the 2016 H.O.F, but we need some T.O in Cleveland like, now!

  5. 700levelvet says: Aug 15, 2014 10:35 AM

    TO will always be TO… Besides that, TO will always be a clown

  6. jvibottomline says: Aug 15, 2014 10:35 AM

    Hahaha, it’s over dude, everyone seems to know that but you. Go to college and get a job.

  7. fissels says: Aug 15, 2014 10:35 AM

    Ok he can play. But can he catch without dropping?

  8. catfish252 says: Aug 15, 2014 10:36 AM

    Go ahead Jere pull the trigger

  9. jghs38 says: Aug 15, 2014 10:41 AM

    Well by the picture he looks very well in shape, but looks can be deceiving.

  10. bubbybrisket says: Aug 15, 2014 10:41 AM

    I’m confused. Has he retired or not?

    If so, then he’s eligible to be inducted into the HOF. If he’s not officially retired, then how could be he eligible for the HOF?

    BTW, wouldn’t it be 2017, since it’s a 5 year waiting period and the last time he played was in 2012?

  11. kneelbeforesod says: Aug 15, 2014 10:43 AM

    Stop playin’.

  12. dasheisenberg says: Aug 15, 2014 10:47 AM

    “Eligible for the Hall of Fame”…..lol That’s rich!

  13. beardinals says: Aug 15, 2014 10:58 AM

    Jerruh was working him out as a LB.

  14. FoozieGrooler says: Aug 15, 2014 11:02 AM

    T.O. who…?

  15. coldwater32301 says: Aug 15, 2014 11:03 AM

    I hope he gets another chance in Dallas because clearly in Dallas it’s about popularity and media exposure than it is about winning…Indeed…

  16. iamdinguskhan says: Aug 15, 2014 11:05 AM

    All the locker rooms he disrupted he made his own bed. Why don’t he go to Montreal and play with the other ultimate ” me” player Chad.

  17. spharrgcs says: Aug 15, 2014 11:06 AM

    It’s not his body, it’s his hands. He has lost the ability to pull in the football in heavy traffic over the middle. You can do all the crunches in the world and bust the 40 YD like nobody’s business. But if you can’t catch the ball due alligator arms, in fear of getting hit, you are no good to anybody.

  18. arrowdead says: Aug 15, 2014 11:06 AM

    TO got a bad rap for real….in SF his agent screwed up his free agency paperwork and he has been bitter about it ever since at rightly so. and his TD dances and such rubbed the ole boys club/conservative fans and decision makers off….dude never did a ray rice, a josh gordon, a ray lewis, a brett favre one-eyed selfie, a marshawn lynch, or anything like that. h

  19. dcsince77 says: Aug 15, 2014 11:10 AM

    Terrell Owens = Self Destruction

  20. 2difshoe says: Aug 15, 2014 11:10 AM

    T.O will be the first every player to perform on the field wearing adult undergarment.

    Hey, everyone deserves a chance.

  21. rajbais says: Aug 15, 2014 11:12 AM

    Hall of Famer, hands down. His locker room/bad teammate history shouldn’t be used against him because it would be a violation of rules.

    HOF VP joe Horrigan told the rich eisen podcast in aug 2012 that player’s evaluations need to be based on what the player did on the field and behavior cannot be taken into account. A locker room is off a field and being a bad teammate involves behavior literally, albeit bad behavior.

    If writers blatantly violate this rule they should be banned from voting.

  22. tangovader says: Aug 15, 2014 11:17 AM

    With T.O. it was never about anything but T.O. That’s why no one wants to give him a shot. He’s still too wrapped up in his stats, his targets, his touchdowns, his celebrations, HIS legacy.

  23. khar9 says: Aug 15, 2014 11:22 AM

    He’s a real class act

  24. granadafan says: Aug 15, 2014 11:25 AM

    I see that TO has definitely not matured with age. That answer to the media, whether joking or no, demonstrates a lack of humility and sends a message to GMs that his ego is still out of control. Physically he can still play, but mentally, he’s a trainwreck.

    Take lessons young guys. Never burn your bridges while you’re still playing. The guys controlling the purse strings last longer than you do.

  25. rajbais says: Aug 15, 2014 11:36 AM

    Actually, Dallas might as well sign him.

    After all, they’ve sold their souls for bums like rolando McClain and mo Claiborne.

  26. schmitty2 says: Aug 15, 2014 11:36 AM

    I am the same age as T.O and could probably be built like him….if I quit drinking beer, quit sitting on my couch posting on here, and exercised.

  27. Getoffmylawn! says: Aug 15, 2014 11:45 AM

    T. O. should be in the Hall of Lame.

  28. redandgoldhitman52 says: Aug 15, 2014 11:48 AM

    t.o is the man. 2nd best wr of all time. everyone knows who’s #1. t.o can still make corners look silly. i’d love to see t.o take shermam to school. 49ers should have signed him 3 years ago. we’d probably have at least 1 ring in 3 years. i still have t.o’s 49ers jersey. i think i’ll wear it on sunday.

  29. johnnyjagfan says: Aug 15, 2014 11:52 AM

    We could use him in JAX. At least he won’t get kicked out of football.

  30. abninf says: Aug 15, 2014 12:42 PM

    I’m embarrassed to admit that I do miss him in Dallas in some small way that I can’t explain. But man he had some mind numbing, teeth grinding, drive killing drops for us.

  31. tmatic74 says: Aug 15, 2014 12:50 PM

    T.O. or Maclin right now. Who are you taking?

  32. harrisonhits2 says: Aug 15, 2014 1:12 PM

    TO has never gotten that its not declining physical skills that have kept him off the field, but the fact that he was one of the biggest locker room cancers in the history of sports.

    Why would any coach want such a disruptive person in their locker room ?

  33. somerealidiotsonhere says: Aug 15, 2014 2:30 PM

    Wow… you can tell a lot about what a person is like by what kind of fan they are… why anyone hates the cowboys so much when even cowboys fans (I am one, have been for 25 years, and will always be) know they suck, is laughable… You don’t see this much hate for worse teams. That being said….

    Yes, I think T.O. still can play WR…. maybe not a #1 , but definitely a #2 or #3 and ONLY IF his ego could handle not being a #1… that is a mighty big ONLY IF, but hey, sometimes when you lose everything it brings humility. Give the guy a shot… Personally, I think T.O. + Dez would be unstoppable.

  34. davet358 says: Aug 15, 2014 2:59 PM

    Its Dallas .. So what ? give him a shot

  35. shatho1 says: Aug 15, 2014 6:00 PM

    @ rajbais- Dallas loses nothing with Rolando McClain. if he makes the team they send a 6th or 7th round pick to the ravens. if he doesn’t make the team they lose nothing. please get your facts straight

  36. TD Hawk says: Aug 15, 2014 6:00 PM

    Although he’s a nutcase, I bet he could play, somewhere. He’s a hard worker, tall and can catch. You telling me the Jags couldn’t use? Only pause is that Patriots haven’t brought him in for a free look so maybe he is done, but I’d love to see him get another chance, even though I’m not a fan of his mouth.

  37. jpat2424 says: Aug 15, 2014 11:05 PM

    Please just disappear

  38. jollyjoker2 says: Aug 16, 2014 12:34 AM

    great shape but as fast as grandma in a wheelchair.

  39. sfccortez says: Aug 16, 2014 12:52 AM

    All u cowboys haters u know deep inside u all want to be Americas Team

  40. brucetrimble says: Aug 16, 2014 1:42 PM

    The longer he delays retirement, the longer the HOF will wait to add his name to a ballot. So as to avoid the debates about his merit as a member of the HOF, I hope he doesn’t officially retire.

  41. ugadogs21 says: Aug 17, 2014 12:11 AM

    Wake up. Santonio Holmes got signed.

    You’re done.

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