IRVING, Texas (AP) — Terrell Owens wasn't on the field for the start of the Dallas Cowboys' mandatory offseason minicamp Tuesday, and the Pro Bowl receiver isn't expected to be around the rest of the week.

Coach Wade Phillips said Owens was excused from the three-day minicamp to attend to a personal family matter out of town.

"He didn't want to go into it, and I really don't want to either," Phillips said. "It's a family matter and just leave it at that. It's not anything more than that."

Owens was at the Valley Ranch facility Tuesday morning, but then left before the first of the team's two practice sessions to catch a flight.

Phillips said Owens talked to him Monday, but wouldn't elaborate on that conversation or where T.O. was going.