T.O's Arrival Much Anticipated

Coach Bill Parcells says he won't have any more to say about controversial receiver Terrell Owens, at least until training camp. But with his first action as a Cowboy now one week away, anticipation is building as the league's most conterversial player takes the practice fields at Valley Ranch for the very first time.

Terrell Owens' first official outing with the Dallas Cowboys is roughly a week away, with the team's only veteran mini-camp set for June 2-4. Coach Bill Parcells says he won't have any more to say about the controversial receiver Terrell, who signed a three-year, $25 million contract to join the Cowboys -- at least until training camp.

However, all eyes and all talk will be on and about Owens as he catches passes from quarterback Drew Bledsoe for the first time in a team setting.

Bledsoe has already spoken glowingly of his new weapon, saying the team is better and he is a better quarterback because of the presence Of Owens.

"We got better," Bledsoe said. "We got a guy who is extremely explosive. It allows our offense to be more explosive. Wide receiver Terry Glenn will benefit. Tight end (Jason) Witten will benefit and running back Julius Jones will benefit."

What Bledsoe is talking about is the attention that Owens will attract from opposing defenses, which should keep double-teams away from Glenn and Witten and open running lanes for Jones because opponents will be unable to stay in eight-man fronts.

Glenn believes the Cowboys will also make Owens better because, he said, Owens has never played with as many weapons as the Cowboys have.

The latter is the reason Parcells warned Owens when he came that he shouldn't expect to get 100 receptions in this offense.

But make no mistake about it, Owens will get his share of balls.

Glenn knows as much and is okay with it because it should open up plenty of big-play opportunities for him.

"I might not catch as many passes, but the ones I get will be for big chunks," Glenn said. "That's fine with me, especially if we are winning."

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