The media-fueled drama in Big D appeared to have motivated the Dallas Cowboys more than it hurt them. But the reports did divide the fanship a little bit. The division got so bad that another Cowboys blog even called for trading Jason Witten because it was alleged that Witten was “the rat” releasing the drama to the media.
Trade Jason Witten because he allegedly ratted out Terrell Owens’ antics? Wow.
If there is any one game that shows how ridiculous such an idea is, it would be this past game against the New York Giants.
First off, the numbers for Owens and Witten were not that much different. Owens had three catches to Witten’s five.
But four of Witten’s fives catches were huge.
Like this one:
The photo is of the key 3rd and 9 conversion Witten made that led to the Tashard Choice game-ending touchdown score. Notice how he dives forward for the first down.
Also in the fourth quarter Witten made a play on 2nd and 9 that led to the Cowboys second touchdown of the game.
What about Terrell Owens? Well, he moved the chains once in the game. In the first quarter on the Cowboys first drive, there was this play:
It sure does like a ball that should have been caught, doesn’t it?
And who can forget the play in the 3rd Quarter? It was 2nd and 8 on the Cowboys 46 yard line. Romo was in shotgun and he threw a short pass over the middle to Owens who ran for a few yards before slipping backwards one yard short of a first down. Why not dive? Surely a Hall of Fame star caliber receiver knows that first downs are valuable enough to dive for, right? Apparently Owens wasn’t paying attention to the marker.
What’s the point? Jason Witten is invaluable. Terrell Owens is getting old.
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