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T.O. to tell Philly story in book, disses Eagles in rap

NEW YORK -- Now that he's signed with the Dallas Cowboys,
Terrell Owens wants to talk about his two seasons in Philadelphia.

He is writing a book that is due out in July. There were reports that the book would be titled "Ineligible Receiver: The Real
Story of My Journey from the Super Bowl to the Sidelines." However, representatives for Owens said that no official title has been decided on.

"Finally, the real T.O. story can be told," Simon & Schuster
executive David Rosenthal said. "It's an important chapter in the
long-term struggle for players' rights in the NFL."

Owens may have given a hint of his pending story when he recently recorded a rap "diss" track aimed at the Eagles. In a lengthy rap posted on his Web site, the newly acquired Dallas Cowboy openly taunts the Eagles about earning a guaranteed $10 million this season from Dallas.

"When it comes to this game, I'm the best in the field, some said I was gonna sign just a one-year deal, but I got what I wanted up front, 10 mil, changed the rules of the game, so now how you feel?" Owens raps.

Owens also takes shots at the Eagles' management in the rap:

"I got a brand new team, I am a Cowboy now, no more black and green, to the haters that said I'm not going to get my money, I'm laughing in your face, ha ha, that's funny."

Owens' blowup with Philadelphia last season led to new regulations regarding punishment, which were written into the NFL's latest collective bargaining agreement.

Before his actions limited him to nine games last season, Owens had at least 75 receptions and 1,100 yards receiving in five straight seasons.

Owens raps that he is looking forward to a stellar season with the Cowboys:

"And this will probably be my best season by far, no more getting my Eagle on, you can meet me at the stars."

Owens helped the Eagles reach the Super Bowl after the 2004
season. This past season, he criticized coaches and teammates,
notably quarterback Donovan McNabb. He was suspended at midseason,
then deactivated for the rest of the season.

He was released last week and signed with Dallas on Saturday.

Information from The Associated Press was used in this report.