ATLANTA, GEORGIA - APRIL 30: Terrell Owens #81 of the Zappers takes the field prior to playing the Knights of Degen during Fan Controlled Football Season v2.0 - Week Three on April 30, 2022 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Brett Davis/Fan Controlled Football/Getty Images)Brett Davis/Fan Controlled Football/Getty Images

It's been 12 years since Owens last played in a football game, but he's still trying to get back in the league.

The Dallas Cowboys and other teams were contacted by Gregory D.L. Daniel about trying to get a workout for Owens.

Daniel said that they had been in contact with Jerry Jones' office about the possibility of him returning to the Cowboys. "Terrell is prepared to play any role, large or small." He is in great shape. He doesn't look different than he did a long time ago. I saw him run routes with DeSean and he looked great. He didn't make a mistake.

Owens ran the 40 yard dash in 4.5 seconds, according to Daniel.

Owens ran a 40-yard dash in 4.38 seconds against James Harden and Andrew Jamiel.

40 was done by a person with an Apple device.

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Owens told Tim that he joined the league to play football again.

He said he was looking forward to getting out there and helping some guys. I'm going to do my best to help mentor those guys and help them become better at their craft, because that's what I've done to make myself a Hall of Famer.

George Blanda was 48 years old when he played in an NBA game in 1976. Owens celebrated his 49th birthday on December 7.

For most of the season, the Cowboys were looking for a wide receiver. They were connected to Beckham before he joined the team.

Jerry Jones told reporters Beckham wouldn't join the team because it was "not realistic" to think he could contribute in the playoffs after he tore his knee.

Owens is fighting an uphill battle because of his age and how long he's been out of the game, but Jones is not afraid to take a big swing if he thinks it will make the Cowboys better.

Owens was productive when he played. The Pro Bowler had 988 receiving yards and nine touchdown in 14 games for Cincinnati in 2010 at the age of 37.

Owens played for the Cowboys from 2006 to 2008 and caught 38 touchdown passes. The Pro Football Hall of Fame honored him.