Cowboys formally release Terrell Owens - WMC Action News 5 - Memphis, Tennessee

Cowboys formally release Terrell Owens

IRVING, Texas (AP) - The Dallas Cowboys officially released Terrell Owens on Thursday, ending a 3-year run that produced as many big headlines as big plays.

Owens caught more touchdown passes than any NFL receiver over the last three years and was a big part of Tony Romo's emergence from an unknown backup quarterback to a starlet-dating Pro Bowler with a $67 million contract.

Yet the Cowboys never won a playoff game in those three years, and didn't even make the playoffs this past season.

Dallas' late-season collapse - which bottomed out with a lackluster performance in a win & you're-in finale in Philadelphia - emphasized that a new attitude was needed, and dumping T.O. shows that Jerry Jones is addressing that.

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