The Dallas Cowboys could use a No. 3 wide receiver after Dez Bryant and Miles Austin, but Cowboys players weren't exactly warm to the thought Friday.
Bryant and tight end Jason Witten both offered little comment to The Dallas Morning News when asked about the possibility of Owens, 38, joining the team for a second time. Owens is looking to make a comeback after missing all of the 2011 season.
“From what I see, he’s a great guy,” Bryant said before adding, “I don’t really want to speak too much on that.”
“It would be indifferent for me,” Witten said. “I think it would be hard for me to make a comment on it really. I’m just out of that situation and let those guys handle that.”
Owens was released by an Indoor Football League team in late May. In June, he parted ways with longtime agent Drew Rosenhaus in June, and he made it clear then that he wanted to return to the NFL. He said he was “making changes in my life so I can continue my career as a professional football player."
Owens had 235 catches for 3,587 yards and 38 touchdowns in three seasons with the Cowboys from 2006-08, but he often tousled with management and quarterback Tony Romo. Further complicating matters is Friday's report that Owens could face jail time for failing to pay $20,000 in child support.