In a growing feud that threatens to split apart the NFL’s Dallas Cowboys, quarterback Tony Romo revealed yesterday that wide receiver Terrell Owens likes to wear women’s underwear.
“He’s a real sucker for lacy things. You know, thongs, fishnet stockings, garter belts. He was wearing some when we lost to Pittsburgh, but not when we beat up on the Giants,” Romo said yesterday following practice. “I really think he just needs to get back to being a man for this team to continue to win.”
Owens, who has a history of throwing hissy fits at quarterbacks, refused to comment, pouting as he slinked away into the team’s training room. He did appear to be wearing pantyhose, however. And an open Leggs package could be seen on the shelf in his locker.
It’s the latest snit in building tensions in and around the Cowboys lockerroom. Last week, Owens complained that Romo was giving too much love to his road roommate, tight end Jason Witten, preferring to throw the football to Witten over Owens.
[Never mind that the tight end is routinely the check down throw over the middle when a quarterback’s primary targets are covered.]
Owens has since denied those allegations.
Cowboys’ owner Jerry Jones laughed the latest incident off. Always able to look at a dead horse and see a potential starting running back, Jones said: “T.O.’s a sensitive guy, but he’s the best receiver in the league. He’ll be fine. A couple of touchdowns against the Ravens this weekend, and he’ll be back to his old self. He’ll probably go shopping at Victoria’s Secret to celebrate. Whatever he does, even if he shoots himself in the leg, I will support him.”