In my recent reading I discovered that those who more heavily favor data driven and evidence based analysis really dislike the odds of TO producing much as a receiver going forward. Here they are:
In particular, they note his declining statistics, that only Jerry Rice really produced at his age, and that Dallas had to use gimmicks to get TO open as he could no longer get separation in more recent years.
Hmmm...all I can say is that if you believe your eyes he still looks like he has #1 type skills as of this preseason. James Walker, bless him, defends the move to the bitter end using pretty reasonable arguments.
Regardless, I sure wish we had worked with TJ while he was still under contract. If anyone can provide an informed history as to what happened with TJ and why we didn't work to extend him while he was under contract as we did with Chad I would love to see that in the comments. I'm gonna make it a research project myself.