5 worst Cowboys free agent signings under GM Jerry Jones

Jerry Jones has made some awful decisions as the Cowboys GM, and these were some of the worst

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2. Terrell Owens, WR (2006)

Three-year, $25 million, $5 million guaranteed

There's no denying Terrell Owens was one of the biggest stars the NFL has ever seen. He was a dominant force for eight years with the San Francisco 49ers but he was also a bit of a problem for the team to control. Eventually, he found his way out and had two wild years with the Philadelphia Eagles.

After destroying their locker room, Owens signed with the Dallas Cowboys — which was a shock in itself considering he once famously disrespected the team's logo at midfield.

Once in Dallas, T.O. did what he always did — he went off on the field. Owens recorded 3,587 yards and 38 touchdowns in three seasons as he proved he was still an elite player despite being in his mid-30s. He also proved he was still a divisive force off the field.

Owens was one of the ring leaders behind an internal riff. He led a group that included Patrick Crayton and Roy Williams into Jason Garrett's office to complain that Tony Romo was focusing too heavily on Jason Witten. These issues as well as some that were never made public led to the decision to cut Owens just one year after signing him to a four-year, $34 million extension.

Looking at pure production, this wasn't a bad move. But considering it was hated by Bill Parcells, who was the head coach in 2006 and ended the way all of T.O.'s partnerships ended, it has to go down as one of Jerry's worst moves ever.