Former Dallas Cowboys receiver blasts current head coach
By Tyrone Starr
Using his social media platform, former Cowboys wide receiver Terrell Owens had some interesting opinions regarding Dez Bryant and Jason Garrett.
In 2018, there is no shortage of opinions, especially on the various social media platforms. Some are good. Others, not so much. There are those that are informative and those that are hilariously stupid.
Regardless of your own opinion on former Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Terrell Owens, one thing is fact. T.O. will never sugar coat anything. His version of fact is sometimes just as questionable as any of us but Owens will forever be blunt.
This weekend Owens took to Twitter to answer random questions which almost immediately focused on his time in Dallas. After being asked about his relationship with former head coach Bill Parcells, someone asked T.O. about current head Jason Garrett.
As you may recall, Owens time in Dallas effectively came to an end when he openly accused Garrett (as well as Tony Romo and Jason Witten) of leaving him out of the game plan.
At the time and to some degree even now, that seems a bit ridiculous. While his numbers did regress in his final year with the Cowboys, he still put up over 1,000 yards and 10 touchdowns.
As far as the names he chose to release back in 2008, Witten seems above reproach. As for Romo, Owens ranks third on his list of most prolific pass catching options so it’s hard to think he would sabotage his own upper echelon option.
That leaves Garrett.
Whatever you feelings are about Jason Garrett, I don’t honestly believe he would freeze a player out solely on his personal agenda towards that player.
Clearly, however, Owens still has less than positive reviews about Garrett.
Here are the two tweets from this weekend that directly tell you just how T.O. feels about the current head coach.
When asked about playing for Jason Garrett, Owens said:
When asked about whether the team’s 2017 failures were the fault of the quarterback, Owens said this:
Now, Owens does go on in other tweets to admit he does not watch every play or every game when it comes to the Dallas Cowboys.
Still, T.O. goes on when asked about Dak Prescott and Dez Bryant to put more of the blame on Garrett. Regarding Prescott, he once again references the lack of creativity as it pertains to play calling and formations.
As for Bryant, Owens believes that the Cowboys do not have him run enough of the routes that play to strengths. He also questions whether or not Dez is motivated to play for a coach who thinks he knows it all.
Now, I’m not advocating to take words from Owens mouth and treat it as the gospel but a lot of his points are spot on.
The main issue most fans have with Garrett and this offense is the lack of creativity. I, for one, have written several editorials on the misuse of Dez Bryant. I also think that this staff put too much on Prescott’s plate in just his second season.
Whether or not Garrett has a high level of arrogance is hard to quantify. I think it is fair to say that he has a very specific belief that he relies heavily upon. That philosophy centers more on players winning their personal matchups. It focuses less on scheme and adjustments.
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Either way you decide to look at it, there seems to be a lot of truth in Owens’ words. I believe he wanted to retire as a Cowboy. I’m sure that some of these opinions are covered with frustration that did not happen. He certainly seems to have one man in his sights as to why that did not occur.
Terrell Owens may be an emotional person that mixes fact and personal feeling in his word. That does not make him wrong though.