Terrell Owens wants NFL comeback with Dallas Cowboys

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Terrell Owens with the Bengals in 2010
Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver Terrell Owens smiles on the sidelines prior to the Cowboys AFC-NFC Hall of Fame Game against the Cincinnati Bengals in Canton, Ohio August 8, 2010. Reuters/Aaron Josefczyk

With the injury of star wide receiver Dez Bryant, veteran Terrell Owens is reaching out to the Dallas Cowboys with hopes that the team decides to tap him even at the age of 41.

“I’m not sure what the situation is. My name may have come up in discussion as far as bringing me in. But again, a lot of people are going to factor in my age as far as why I can’t play,” Owens said via the Rich Eisen Show.

Owens has not gotten serious offers from any NFL team since the Seattle Seahawks released him in August 2012, when he joined the team in the offseason as a practice squad member. Despite the long inactivity in actual NFL games, the veteran WR said he is a “viable” option for the Cowboys after a week or two of getting back into form.

Bryant, the Cowboys’ primary wide receiver, broke his foot in the the team’s Week 1 game against the New York Giants. Bryant is pegged to be out at least six weeks. Dallas will also miss quarterback Tony Romo until Week 11 due to a broken collarbone.

Owens already played for the Cowboys in the past from 2006 to 2008 and also had stints with the San Francisco 49ers (1996 to 2003), Philadelphia Eagles (2004 to 2005), Buffalo Bills (2009) and Cincinnati Bengals (2010).

The six-time NFL Pro Bowler (2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004 and 2007) has contemplated official retirement from the league in the last couple of years. However, there were reports that Owens’ agent was talking to some teams in 2013 but a comeback never happened.

For his 15-year NFL career, Owens has accumulated 15,943 receiving yards on 1,078 catches with 153 touchdowns in 219 regular season games and 751 receiving yards on 54 catches with 5 touchdowns in 12 postseason games.

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