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April 01, 2009

Witten talks T.O., finally

Tight end Jason Witten finally discussed the Cowboys decision to part ways with petulant receiver Terrell Owens.

Appearing at a charity event for the March of Dimes along with Nascar's Denny Hamlin, Witten initally feigned ignorance about the Cowboys making any notable roster changes.

"We made roster changes?" he joked. "I didn't hear about that."

But Witten, who has avoided media inquiries on the subject since Owens was released last month, got serious. He said he was disappointed his name got dragged into the muck last season when stories were written about infighting between him, Owens and Romo.

He said Owens was a great player for the Cowboys and wished him luck in Buffalo. But he said the Cowboys' main focus now was putting last year in the past and moving forward as a team.

Regarding all the talk of change this offseason from the roster to coach Wade Phillips changing his ways, Witten said the biggest change the Cowboys need is more wins after last season's embarrassing 9-7 finish.

 "I think more than anything being 9-7 is unacceptable with this team," Witten said. "When you talk about change you want to find a way to get more wins."
 
Here are some selected questions and answers from his press conference today.

Are you better without T.O.?

"I don't know about that. Terrell was a great player. I think I was a better player because of him and what he brought to the team. His track record speaks for itself. He has been good wherever he has been. He is going to help Buffalo a lot. But we have to move on from that. I have benefitted tremendously from having him outside. I will be the first to say that I was a better player because of him. But decisions were made and we have to move on."

Owner Jerry Jerry said getting of T.O. makes Romo better, the lockerroom better?
 
"I  don't know. A lot is made of chemistry. Chemistry is good when you win.
Everybody has got good chemistry when you win. For all of us it's something we have to evaluate and understand.I dont want to look at it and say we are a better lockerroom. We got a lot of good football players. I do think that. We got to go show it.  We got to stop talking about it.
 
How will offense change without Owens?
 
"Roy (Williams)  has proven himself. He is a good player. I knew about Roy and watched him on film before he came here. He is a proven player. Tony is a great quarterback.It's not just them. We got a lot of other guys. Felix (Jones) is a big key in that. Getting him back, what a weapon he can be along with the other guys like Marion (Barber), myself, Martellus Bennett, Miles Austin and Patrick (Crayton). We need to stop talking about the playoffs and Super Bowls and just become a better football team."
 
 
Clarence E. Hill  Jr.

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That shows that Jennifer Engel and Randy Galloway DON'T KNOW WHAT THE HELL THEY ARE TALKING ABOUT.

Anyone with a brain knew long ago that what Witten himself said is true.

Well ...Now HEAR this Crayton !!!
That's Right Now with Owens gone You Better believe You can Go as Well , so I'd Think about What You Say and What You do and Start Being a PART of this Football Team and NOT a Trouble Maker Yourself !!! Oh Yea , and When You drop a Ball that could have been a Touchdown and put Dallas in the Playoffs (like Year before Last) , Don't be Smiling and Acting like oh well, Time to Put up or Move On !!!
Pa#1CowboyFan

I think TO was made the fall guy for everything that went wrong last year. Well, he's gone now, and as Patrick Crayton said, the Cowboys no longer have TO to use as an excuse.

We'd better produce on the field; if we don't, Jerry will look kinda silly getting rid of our best WR.

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