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.