Owens says he was a scapegoat

Fort Worth Star-Telegram - [Full Article]

Former Dallas WR Terrell Owens said he became a scapegoat for QB Tony Romo's lack of leadership and he hasn't talked to owner Jerry Jones since he was released in March.

According to the Cowboys, one of the reasons the team released Owens was to make the locker room more Romo friendly. Owens’ departure is supposed to allow Romo to have complete leadership control of the team. That didn’t happen last year and couldn’t happen with Owens around, the Cowboys surmised.

Owens said Romo’s lack of leadership was more about Romo than him.

"He was the quarterback of the team. I think everybody realized that. It was upon him to adopt that leadership role and carry that out. Obviously, they saw that didn’t happen,” Owens said. “So, for whatever reason, I’ll be the scapegoat. I’m not here. Now, it’s his team. I wish him well."

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