There are a few people in the Cowboys locker room that should complain about their loss to the Redskins yesterday. They didn't get the ball enough to help their team win.
"Everybody recognized that I wasn't really getting the ball in the first half," Owens said. "I'm pretty sure everybody watching the game recognized it, people in the stands recognized it. I think my team recognized it."
I watched every snap from that game and thought that statement was ridiculous. The Cowboys ran 58 offensive plays. Twenty of those plays went to T.O. On many of them, Owens wasn't open yet Tony Romo forced it to him.
Romo threw 18 passes at T.O. and completed just seven. The Redskins Shawn Springs and Carlos Rogers did an outstanding job being physical with Owens and getting their hands on those passes. Dallas also used T.O. on two end-around runs. You may think we all forgot how you dropped a TD pass late in the game, too.
Unless Owens was the quarterback, there is no way he could have handled the ball any more.
Not only did Owens get the ball more than enough, Dallas may have done so at their team's detriment. Felix Jones, who scored three TDs in just his first three games as a professional, had zero carries yesterday. None. Nada. Zilch. His only impact came on a four kick returns.
Marion Barber had just eight carries. He should be the one complaining about why he is not getting the ball.
Last week, Owens caught two passes, Barber got 28 carriers for 142 yards and Jones got six carries. The Cowboys rolled the Green Bay Packers, 27-16.
Needless to say, all the Cowboy haters out there are feasting on this.