Buffalo Bills wide receiver Terrell Owens still sounds like a man with a chip on his shoulder when it comes to his former team, the Dallas Cowboys.
When he met the media today, Owens said his goal this season is to have better numbers than Cowboys receiver Roy Williams.
“I’ve been looking at my stats compared to Roy E. Williams’ stats over there in Dallas, and my goal is to have better stats then him at the end of the season,” Owens said.
So far this season it’s close: Owens has 18 catches for 242 yards and one touchdown, while Williams has 12 catches for 230 yards and one touchdown.
But what those numbers really point to is that both receivers are major disappointments this season: For the money and attention Owens and Williams both get, it’s ridiculous that they’re both on pace for around 600 receiving yards and a couple touchdowns.
Owens acknowledged as much in saying of his statistics through seven games, “They’re pathetic to be honest. Definitely, for myself, it’s very, very frustrating. I
hear a lot of people saying I’ve hit the wall, I can’t play any more,
this and that. I mean, I know I can play. I’m frustrated, but I mean, what can I do? I just continue to try to work hard, continue to try to do the best I can.”
Reminded that when he was given the key to the city of Buffalo Owens promised he’d give it back if he didn’t score 10 touchdowns, Owens said, “The season’s not over yet. I can still get those 10. I’ve got
to hold up my end of the bargain.”