Against the Houston Texans, the Dallas Cowboys practiced something that was extremely disgusting in my opinion. They pacified the baby that is better known as T.O.
Terrell Owens caught 3 Touchdowns against the Swiss Cheese slice that is called a secondary of the Houston Texans. Look, I am not at all impressed by T.O.’s performance against the hapless Texans. I know all of you T.O. fantasy owners are like “What the heck is he talking about? The man caught 3 touchdowns. Stop hatin’!” And all I can say to you is, “Are you serious?”
First of all, Terrell Owens caught 5 passes for 45 yards. Not at all impressive, and I don’t care how many of those catches were for touchdowns. Mainly because one of his passes was for 21 yards, which means he only averaged 6 yards per catch on his other 4 passes. I mean is that what he is getting paid to do? To average 6 yards over a span of 4 catches! Come on, people. You cannot be impressed by that performance.
Then there’s the issue of Owens’ touchdown receptions. I’ll give credit where credit is due. He had a very nice 21-yard reception for a score. And while Steve Smith was turning routine catches into 70-yard scores, and Reggie Brown was turning a routing 20-yarder into a 60-yard score, T.O. had a nice 20 yard touchdown catch. Am I discrediting it? Yeah, probably. But it was against the Texans so I expect more from T.O. When he was an Eagle, and he played against porous secondaries, he always had big games. So I expect the same from him since it was his decision to leave.
As for his other 2 touchdown receptions…what a big joke! Clearly, the Cowboys went out of their way to get the ball to T.O. against the Texans. And usually, such forcible play-calling can hurt your team, but because the Texans are as a bad as they are, it didn’t cost the Cowboys. But those 2 tosses to T.O. from inside the 5 yard-line were clearly an attempt to circumvent all of the hysteria that would have been caused had T.O. not had a big game that Sunday.
Look, I cannot explain how disappointed I am in Bill Parcells for the fact that he allowed this occurrence to happen. I know T.O. is a good redzone target, but running the ball is how Parcells has always done it, and he did not really even try to do so on Sunday. By pacifying T.O. Bill Parcells is showing me that the whole T.O. saga is kind of getting to him. Which means that during the next episode, I would not be surprised if Parcells acted out in a manner that will not be considered appropriate. Because you can’t pacify the beast, you can only hope to contain it.