Nov 10, 2013; San Francisco, CA, USA; San Francisco 49ers former player Terrell Owens on the sideline before the game against the Carolina Panthers at Candlestick Park. Mandatory Credit: Kelley L Cox-USA TODAY Sports

Terrell Owens: 'We shouldn't expect any Peyton Manning magic from Tony Romo'

Terrell Owens has never been a shrinking violet during his playing days in the NFL and the same outspoken personality that Owens had during his 15-year playing career has continued into his retirement.

Tony Romo

Tony Romo (9) walks off the field after the Cowboys’ game against the Washington Redskins. Mandatory Credit: Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports

Speaking on NFL Network’s “NFL Total Access,” Owens commented on his former quarterback with the Dallas Cowboys, Tony Romo, who he once famously defended while crying and questioned if his best days have come and gone.

“I think if you’re looking at this situation — two back surgeries in two years — I don’t think we should expect any Peyton Manning magic from him,” Owens said. “I think obviously he’s had his ups and downs as it is. You wish the best for him, but I think we’ve seen the best of him.”

Some may interpret these comments as controversial, but they weren’t the most boat-rocking comments he made while on TV Friday night.

Here is T.O.’s  response when asked if he thinks Orton gives the Cowboys a better chance to win on Sunday night:

“I do,” T.O. said. “I think it honestly because, again, if you look at this situation, if it shakes out and if it’s a shootout — late in the game — everybody’s expecting Tony to throw (an) interception. … Again, not to take anything away from what he’s done this year. He’s played spectacular, but going into situations like this, I mean, everybody expects the obvious, and that’s for him to make a mistake. A huge mistake.”

Do you agree with Owens that Orton gives the Cowboys a better chance to win over Romo and that we’ve seen the best there is from Romo?

If yes, does that mean you believe the Cowboys should draft a quarterback high in May’s NFL Draft, perhaps Johnny Manziel from Texas A&M?

[h/t to's Around the League writer Marc Sessler for the quotes]

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Tags: Dallas Cowboys Kyle Orton Terrell Owens Tony Romo

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