Terrell Owens delivers emotional speech at ex-teammate Marion Barber's funeral



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Terrell Owens delivers emotional speech at ex-teammate Marion Barber's funeral

Former Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Terrell Owens delivered an emotional speech at the funeral of his ex-teammate Marion Barber. Barber, 38, was found dead in his apartment earlier this month. Barber was drafted by the Cowboys in the fourth round of the 2005 NFL draft and he spent six seasons with the Cowboys.

Owens played with Barber for three seasons and always enjoyed his company. Owens said that Barber’s death “shook me to the core." Also, Owens said, “I knew he was a special individual. I had no idea how this guy was that gifted”.

Jesse Holley, an ex-Cowboys wide receiver, said Barber was always humble and his stardom never changed who he was as a person. “I’ve been laughing because I’ve been watching all these posters fall down (in the wind) and we all know that’s Marion saying, ‘I don’t want this attention,'” said Holley.

“No matter how big of a star he was, Marion always treated you like you were the bigger star”.

Owens reflected on Barber's service on Instagram

“We laid our brother down to rest in heaven and celebrated his life today.

Still so unreal,” Owens wrote. “We shared stories, laughs and praised him for the person and most important, the man of God he was. Thank you to the Barber Family for allowing us to share this emotional day and his homegoing with you.

Mama and Daddy Barber and family, we’re praying for your continued strength and comfort during these difficult days ahead. We’re gonna miss you MB! Another one gone too soon. I’m hurting”. Owens was still in his prime when he signed with the Cowboys in 2006.

In 2007, both Owens and Barber enjoyed great seasons. Owens earned a First-Team All-Pro nod, while Barber was named to the Pro Bowl. The Cowboys finished the regular season with a 13-3 record that year before losing to the New York Giants in the divisional round.