Jones `Plans' For Owens To Return With Cowboys

Friday, February 16th 2007, 2:47 pm
By: News On 6

WACO, Texas (AP) _ While Jerry Jones expects Terrell Owens to still be with the Dallas Cowboys next season, the team owner stopped short of guaranteeing that.

While speaking before his induction into the Texas Sports Hall of Fame in Waco, Jones Thursday said quote, ``We are evaluating everybody, but still, my plans are for him to be back.''

Jones said he is enthusiastic about Owens' phone call to new coach Wade Phillips.

The new coach made a point last week during his introductory news conference to refer to the receiver by name.

Owens is due a $3 million roster bonus in June, then a $5 million salary this season. Cutting him before then would save a lot of money.