"I really think my days being a Titan [are] over with," Jones said Saturday, according to The (Nashville) Tennessean. "I enjoyed my stay here. I just think my days as a Titan [are] over with."
Jones, appearing at a charity basketball game at Tennessee State University with rosters made up of current and former Titans, signed his name and the number 21 on a football that was being auctioned off for charity instead of the number 32 he wore in two seasons in Nashville.
Asked if that was wishful thinking, he said "that's your idea," according to the report. But Jones also said he believed Deion Sanders, whom he considers a friend, would let him wear the No. 21 that "Prime Time" wore with the Cowboys, according to the report.
Jones, who is still serving an indefinite suspension from the NFL after several run-ins with the law, is reportedly the subject of trade talks between the Titans and Cowboys. Last week, SI.com reported the Cowboys had offered the Titans an additional player after a proposed trade of a seventh-round draft pick for Jones was turned down. "The kid was the sixth pick in the  draft and we need to get something of value in return," an unnamed Titans official told the Web site.
Asked Saturday what his value should be in the trade market, Jones said "I would say a first-round pick if I had to say something, but that ain't up to me," The Tennessean reported.
Former Titans quarterback Steve McNair, who was one of the coaches at the charity basketball game, said he's hopeful for Jones' future, according to the report.
"He understands his goal now in life is to get back on the football field," McNair said, according to the report. "He's got great talent, his personality is changing to the best and that's what you have to do.
"Sometimes you have to go through some trials and tribulations, some bad things to get the taste of being left behind. And I think he's felt that. I think he's willing to come back and work hard and get back on the football field."
Jones has stated his willingness to renegotiate the contract and his agent, Manny Arora, met with Cowboys officials last week.
Titans coach Jeff Fisher has said the team has given Jones permission to look for a new team.
"We've given them permission to look for a new home and whatever happens after that happens," Fisher told The Tennessean last week. "He's entitled to his opinion. I know he has enjoyed the time that he has spent here on the football field. But because of his choices and such off the field, he's created a situation where he's going to have to look elsewhere."