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Riding Into The Sunset - Cowboys Release Terrell Owens

It looks like the Cowboys are finished with WR Terrell Owens.

According to multiple media reports, the Cowboys have decided to cut the receiver, ridding them of a big locker-room distraction but also absorbing a big hit on their salary cap. 

The team did not immediately have a comment. A spokesman for Owens said he hadn't heard the news, and that Owens was traveling and could not immediately be reached. His agent, Drew Rosenhaus, also did not immediately return a call.

Well, that worked out well didn't it? 

This leaves an enormous hole in the Cowboys offense as T.O. takes 1052 rec yds and 10 rec TDs away with him.  The Cowboys will move Roy Williams into the WR1 slot, but they still don't have a legitimate WR2.  Patrick Crayton?  Miles Austin?  Bah.   And let's face it, Williams didn't exactly fill fantasy owners with fuzzy comfort last year.  Or the year before.  Williams had a total of seven receiving touchdowns the past two years combined.  Owens had twenty five. 

It wouldn't surprise me if the Cowboys are concerned as well and they go out of their way to get another high-level WR.  Sign Marvin Harrison?  Trade for Chad Johnson?  Draft Jeremy Maclin?  There are all sorts of crazy options and nobody does crazy signings like Jerry Jones.

Where Owens ends up is the other half of this scenario.  There are any number of teams that could sign him, but T.O. has his requirements you know.  He'll probably only go to a team that is:

1) Likely to make the playoffs (That should rule out Cincinnati and Kansas City)

2) Dedicated to the passing game as the center of the offense (which should rule out Minnesota)

3) Not likely to throw sharp objects at him (ruling out previous teams Philadelphia and San Francisco and the Parcells-ruled Dolphins)

What does that leave?

How about Indianapolis?  Sure, there's not much going on and Peyton Manning is kind of a goof, but they sure throw the ball a lot.  And they're not too far from another ring.

If you don't like that, then how about the Giants?  Doesn't  "T.O. In New York" sound like a bad monster movie?  Maybe more like a bad porno?

The post-Tomlinson Chargers?  New Orleans?

Wherever he ends up, he'll make a huge impact. I can't wait to see which town the circus lands in next.