Chad Ochocinco is now looking for suitors since being released by the New England Patriots Thursday.

Ochocinco is aging and struggled last year, as he was unable to cooperate with the Patriots' playbook. With that, it led to his worst NFL season to date.

We reported Friday that the Miami Dolphins could be serious contenders for No. 85, along with there possibly being a reunion for him with the Cincinnati Bengals.

A new team has been rumored to pop up. Could the Dallas Cowboys be interested? Dallas could be in need of a productive slot receiver since losing Laurent Robinson. Ochocinco can easily get back to form -- all he needs to do is actually find a playbook that is suitable for him.

However, the Cowboys may not be interested at all, or even Terrell Owens, too for the matter according to Len Pasquarelli of the Sports Xchange.

"A Cowboys scout said on Thursday night that the club's personnel people had previously looked at tape of Owens and then broke out video of Ochocinco after he was released by New England earlier in the day, and were 'fairly unimpressed.'"

ESPN's NFC East blogger Dan Graziano thinks the same: 

"It's been quite a number of years since Ocho was any kind of drag on his team from an off-the-field standpoint. He's marketed himself extremely well, and he's justifiably become very popular for his personality. But he's not a locker-room problem and hasn't been for at least the last four or five years. The issue is ... he really didn't "play" in New England. He was a complete non-factor in their offense, and frankly has had only one productive season (2009) in his last four. Those who excuse last year by saying he was a bad fit for New England's scheme, or that he didn't learn the playbook, are making excuses for a guy they like or a name they recognize. Surely, he knew the playbook in Cincinnati in 2010, but he was not a useful player that year either. He's 34, and eventually guys can't play anymore. This, I believe, is the case with Ochocinco. Those extolling the great aspects of his game are imagining a player he no longer is, and I do not believe he's a player the Cowboys need to pursue. I don't think we've seen anything at all -- last year or the year before -- to indicate that he's any better than the choices they currently have. I also don't like him for the Redskins, Giants or Eagles ..."

For Ochocinco, it looks like it may be Dolphins or bust. Otherwise, he'll end up without a job kind of like T.O.

Josh Dhani is the founder of FootBasket. He also contributes at Hoops Authority and Eight Points Nine Seconds. You can read more about him at his website. Follow him on Twitter @joshdhani.


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