Skip to comments.Parcells to Decide if T.O. Ready to Play
Posted on 09/29/2006 5:38:20 AM PDT by indcons
IRVING, Texas Sep 29, 2006 (AP)— Now that police have decided Terrell Owens was hospitalized because of an "accidental overdose," the next big decision involving the Dallas Cowboys receiver is up to his coach, Bill Parcells.
Owens practiced Thursday for the first time since breaking his right hand Sept. 17, and spoke briefly with Parcells for the first time since being hospitalized Tuesday night and Wednesday morning. Parcells came away pleased, but not ready to declare that T.O. will play Sunday in Tennessee.
"We'll just see how it goes," Parcells said. "I'm not sure where we're going to be on it when Saturday comes."
Parcells needs to make sure Owens is physically and mentally ready to play. While the coach will have the final say, he defers to experts in the other areas.
"I have to, as the coach, rely on other people to keep me informed as to really what's going on," Parcells said. "I can't form my own independent opinion other than those involving, `Is his hand functional and can he play on Sunday?' If my medical people tell me those things are in place, and then he looks like he's (OK), we'll make that consideration then."
Parcells didn't delve too deeply into the topic of Owens' mental state, but pointed out that Owens checked out of the hospital after about 15 hours.
"If they deemed it appropriate to release him, there must be a reason why they did that," he said.
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Is it me, or is Parcells starting to look more and more like Gary Busey?
Ya know, when Bill finally blows a gasket, the cause of death should read "T.O".
No one cares.
At this point in time, Dallas can just start the second and third stringers to make it fair for the Titans.
You're close but change out "T.O." with "J.J." and you'll be pretty close to being right on. (and I don't mean Jimmy Johnson)
Thanks for caring enough to respond.
Oh, Jerry would get an assist, no doubt about it. Parcells really should have known better than to take the job.
TO is like a litmus test for stupidity. IMHO, anyone who believes his side of the pill story (namely the entire sports media) is a sucker. This is simply a denial of a faked suicide. All preplanned. Jerry Jones deserves TO like no other owner in the league. Well, except for Al Davis. How must the other 52 Dallas players feel knowing that TO will take credit for any successes and will issue blame for any failures.
You got that right...when Tuna took the job it made me think a whole lot less of him - as a man - with principles.
This is just the beginning, there will be nothing but trouble from now on.