Written by theMBIIIeffect
Cowboys owner/GM Jerry Jones has again come out and defended his release of wide receiver Terrell Owens.
In an article from Yahoo sports, Jones also drops a hint a new direction that the Cowboys’ offense might take this season.
Jones told the Dallas Morning News: “Frankly, the most basic reason that I changed my mind regarding Terrell Owens was the ability to maximize the potential of Roy Williams, Miles Austin, Sam Hurd, the running backs and our tight ends. That was the most fundamental thing.
“We wanted to take advantage of where we are with the talent we have on offense. You shouldn’t have Terrell unless he’s a dominant part of your offense or you’re trying to put him in that kind of role in your offense.
“If for any reason you want to come off of that and spread it around or use different parts of your offense, then you shouldn’t have him because that’s not the best use of having Terrell Owens on your team.”
Look at that second paragraph.
Where are the Cowboys most talented on offense right now?
Our backfield is loaded with talent. Between Marion Barber, Felix Jones and Tashard Choice, the Dallas backfield is as strong as any.
While I’m still a big supporter of Owens, he did demand the ball a lot. I do want a receiver who wants a ball, but not at the cost of sacrificing our running game.
Look for the Cowboys to transition into a power running team. As far as the passing game goes, expect tight end Jason Witten to take an even larger role and Martellus Bennett to cause more problems for opposing defenses.
As far as our receivers go, don’t expect Williams to match Owens’ production, but he still should get decent looks.
Another note: take a look at the receivers Jones mention. Anybody missing from that group?