FOOTBALL ON THE WIRE
Argos vs. Alouettes
Montreal linebacker Chip Cox has tremendous respect for Toronto’s Chad Owens.
But Cox has vowed the Argonauts’ spectacular return-specialist won’t single-handedly determine the outcome of Sunday’s East Division final at Olympic Stadium (1 p.m., TSN).
“He’s dangerous every time he gets his hands on the ball,” Cox said. “I don’t fear him, because I don’t fear anybody.”
Stampeders vs. Riders
Calgary Stampeders quarterback Henry Burris wants his team to remain relaxed when they face the Saskatchewan Roughriders Sunday in the CFL West final (4:30 p.m., TSN).
“The first few drives, for both sides, will be about the emotions of the setting, what it’s all for at the end of the day,” Burris said. “But after that, everyone settles down at that point.”
Lions fire back
Former Lions receiver Roy Williams, now with the Cowboys, said in a radio interview Friday that part of Detroit’s problems during his time with the team was an ineffective offensive line.
“That’s coming from a guy who checked out of here,’’ Lions centre Raiola said. “He never wanted to be here. I don’t even think he’s the top receiver in Dallas anymore.”
The Lions face the Cowboys Sunday (1 p.m., FOX).