Cowboys release wide receiver Owens: report
Thu Mar 5, 2009 2:42am EST
DALLAS (Reuters) - The Dallas Cowboys have released controversial wide receiver Terrell Owens, the Dallas Morning News reported Wednesday.
The prolific wideout scored 38 touchdowns in just three years with the team but clashed with quarterback Tony Romo and tight end Jason Witten last season during a disappointing 9-7 campaign that saw them miss the playoffs.
The 35-year-old, six-times Pro Bowler was vocal about his discontent with his role in the offense during a season in which he had 69 receptions for 1,052 yards and 10 touchdowns, his lowest output with the team.
The 13-year veteran had similar disputes with quarterbacks Jeff Garcia and Donovan McNabb before tumultuous exits from the San Francisco 49ers and Philadelphia Eagles respectively.
His 139 career touchdown receptions rank him second all-time behind Jerry Rice.
Owens was on a four-year $34 million deal with Dallas.