Archive for Sunday, December 24, 2006

T.O. will deliver no message to Garcia

December 24, 2006

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— Before T.O. took on Donovan McNabb, Jeff Garcia was the receiver's target. Terrell Owens' sniping at McNabb last year in Philadelphia led to his suspension and departure from the Eagles.

Before that, when Owens was in San Francisco, he made insinuations about Garcia's sexuality. Owens said he hadn't talked with Garcia since their days on the 49ers.

Will that change when the Eagles play at Dallas on Christmas Day and Garcia makes his fifth straight start for the injured McNabb?

"No. There wouldn't be any need to," Owens said. "I don't have anything against the guy. My focus is really trying to beat those guys. It's not about me or Jeff, and I commend him on the job he's doing there."

The Cowboys (9-5) can clinch their first NFC East title since 1998 with a victory Monday. They are already assured of a playoff berth.

Philadelphia (8-6) is in contention for the division title because Garcia has led the Eagles to three straight victories - and a 3-1 record - since McNabb tore knee ligaments Nov. 19.

"I'm not surprised," Owens said. "When we were in San Francisco, we were very successful."

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