Mar. Ene 31st, 2023

Terrell Owens’ continued attempt to return to the NFL has hit another stoppage.

Just one day after his agent reportedly contacted the Dallas Cowboys, the two sides were unable to reach an agreement.

Owens, 49, was reportedly seeking more money from Dallas, so the talks ended.

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Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Terrell Owens warms up before a game with the Tennessee Titans on October 1, 2006, at LP Field in Nashville, Tennessee.
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The Hall of Famer last played in the NFL in 2010 with the Cincinnati Bengals; if he ever returns, he would be the oldest player in NFL history, surpassing George Blanda, who suited up for the Oakland Raiders at age 48 in 1975.

Owens spent three seasons (2006-2008) with the Cowboys, and his agent, Gregory DL Daniel, said he was in «constant communication» with the team.

«Terrell is ready to contribute and play any role, big or small,» Gregory DL Daniel told Sports Illustrated. «He’s in great shape. He doesn’t look any different than he did years ago. I watched him run sprint routes with DeSean [Jackson] and it looked great. She didn’t drop a pass.»

Daniel also claimed that Owens recently ran a 4.50 40-yard dash, «which was his warm-up.»

Terrell Owens of the Dallas Cowboys celebrates after scoring a touchdown against the Seattle Seahawks at Texas Stadium on November 27, 2008 in Irving, Texas.

Terrell Owens of the Dallas Cowboys celebrates after scoring a touchdown against the Seattle Seahawks at Texas Stadium on November 27, 2008 in Irving, Texas.
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«He’s a legend. We want to make history and see him break these records. If anyone can do it, it’s him,» added Daniel. «His three D’s from him are desire, dedication and discipline. He embodies that every day, even running down hills at 3am on Christmas morning.»

The Cowboys were in talks to bring in Odell Beckham Jr., and after owner Jerry Jones said he would «join us,» he changed, saying it was «unrealistic» for Beckham to wear the star on his helmet.

Owens ranks third all-time in receiving touchdowns (153) behind Jerry Rice and Randy Moss, while his 15,934 receiving yards trail those of Rice and Larry Fitzgerald.

He was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 2018, three years after he was first eligible, after playing for the san francisco 49ersPhiladelphia Eagles, Cowboys, Buffalo Bills and Cincinnati Bengals.

Terrell Owens of the Dallas Cowboys during a game against the Green Bay Packers on November 29, 2007 at Texas Stadium in Irving, Texas.

Terrell Owens of the Dallas Cowboys during a game against the Green Bay Packers on November 29, 2007 at Texas Stadium in Irving, Texas.
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Owens last played in the NFL in 2010 and suffered a torn ACL in the 2011 offseason. He participated in training camp for the Seattle Seahawks in 2012 but did not make the final roster. Owens said he coached for several teams during the 2014 season but to no avail. The played alongside Johnny Manziel on Fan Controlled Football earlier this year.

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