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T.O. out in Big D

According to reports, the Dallas Cowboys have released wide receiver Terrell Owens. The news broke late Wednesday night after it had seemed that Owens would be retained. Controversy surrounded Owens at the end of the 2008 regular season when things stopped going in the desired direction. T.O. played three years in Dallas going over the one thousand yard mark, and double digit touchdowns in each of those season.

Over the past three years Owens has an eye popping 235 receptions for 3,587 yards and 38 touchdowns. The 2008 season was the least productive of his tenor in Big D, recording 69 catches for 1,052 yards and 10 touchdowns. The slight drop in production could be contributed to the three game absence of Tony Romo. Despite all of the controversy that has followed the receiver, he has always been highly productive and made it to six Pro Bowls. Owens will now hit the free agent market in hopes of finding a home in 2009.

The move leaves the Cowboys with only Roy Williams, Patrick Crayton, Miles Austin(RFA) and Isaiah Stanback on their active roster at wide receiver. Miles Austin would be the only apparent deep threat and has shown flashes of production but has faced injury problems. Roy Williams will now assume the role of the number one option for quarterback Tony Romo. Williams was tagged as the replacement for T.O. last season after he was acquired via trade with the Detroit Lions, for 1st, 3rd, and 6th round draft picks.

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