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June 12, 2012

Jerry Jones says Terrell Owens can call him any time. 'I consider him a friend.'

Cowboys owner Jerry Jones said Terrell Owens is welcome to call him if he wants, and that he believes the former Cowboys receiver can still play in the NFL.

Owens, 38, caught 72 passes two years ago with the Cincinnati Bengals but did not have a job last season. He played indoor football this year but was released in a dispute with the Allen Wranglers. He caught 38 touchdown passes in three seasons with the Cowboys before his release in 2009.

“First of all, he really can reach out to me at any time, because I consider him a friend,” Jones said Tuesday at Valley Ranch after watching minicamp. “We would feel good if he reached out. I think that he really, without having first-hand knowledge of what kind of physical condition he is in, I know he has the right stuff and could help someone. I have actually looked at some of the things he did last year. He’s still got the ability to be quite a threat as a receiver. I would advise him if that he still has got the heart – and he does – to continue to try to get on with an NFL team.”

Jones made it clear the Cowboys are not looking at Owens.

“We are not planning on doing anything at receiver, personnel-wise, numbers-wise,” he said.

-- Carlos Mendez

Twitter @calexmendez

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