Dallas Cowboys Release Terrell Owens

Jeff DanzigerCorrespondent IMarch 5, 2009

After much speculation and rumors, Terrell Owens was finally released by the Dallas Cowboys. The release of Owens results in a small cap hit to the Cowboys, but because Owens' roster bonus wasn't due until June, they saved over five million dollars in cash.

Owens has proved yet again not only how cancerous a poor attitude can be to a team, but more specifically how HE can be cancerous to a team. T.O., who is always starting trouble will join a thin, over-priced group of WR free agents and will undoubtedly be sought out by a few teams, despite the drama that comes with him.

Although Owens isn't the star he was in Philadelphia, or even his first year in Dallas, he still has productive years left in him. He is towards the end of his career and his level of play is decreasing, but not at a rate that would keep teams away.

Possible suitors include the Oakland Raiders, Washington Redskins, New York Jets, and Denver Broncos. Other teams that need a stud wide receiver that are expected to stay away include Chicago, Philadelphia (for reasons that don't need to be explained), and Miami.

The trend of getting rid of wide receivers continues as Owens is one of many receivers to have been cut or placed on the trading block.

There have been rumors that Torry Holt has asked to be released, and the Rams appear to be ready to do so to avoid paying him his roster bonus worth $1.25 million. There are also rumors going around that Braylon Edwards has been placed on the trading block by the Browns, a move that could draw several teams if the price isn't too high.

Other receivers who are "on the block" could include Anquan Boldin. His trade status has changed on a week to week basis, but it appears that the Cardinals no intend to keep him with the resigning of Warner.

The wide receivers are out there for teams that need them; they simply need to be willing to make a deal.