Jones shoots down Pacman report
There won't be an Adam "Pacman" Jones sequel in Dallas.
Through team spokesman Rich Dalrymple, Cowboys owner Jerry Jones shot down a report that he was considering bringing the controversial cornerback back to the team, saying in a statement: "I have no plans to bring Adam back."
Jerry Jones was reacting to a Fort Worth Star-Telegram report where he was quoted as saying that he was mulling bringing Pacman Jones back to the team.
Reached by the Star-Telegram after the George Strait concert that opened the new Cowboys stadium on Saturday night, Jones asked the reporter: "Would you beat me up too bad if I brought back Adam?"
The Cowboys released Pacman Jones in February. Jones was suspended for six games by the NFL after an alcohol-related scuffle in October with a team-provided bodyguard at a Dallas hotel.
In the Star-Telegram report, Jones said he now blames the fight on the bodyguard. He also reportedly said that he's not worried about any off-the-field issues with Pacman Jones.
The cornerback came to Dallas after being suspended for the entire 2007 season following multiple off-field incidents while with the Tennessee Titans. The Cowboys acquired him in a trade during the draft in April, and commissioner Roger Goodell cleared him to play at the end of the preseason.
Expected to give the Cowboys a boost on defense and special teams, Jones had 31 tackles and no interceptions in his nine games (six starts). He averaged only 4.5 yards on his 21 punt returns, with a long of 18 yards.
However, in the Star-Telegram report, Jones said that Pacman Jones graded out as the Cowboys' best cornerback.
Before coming to Dallas, Jones was arrested six times and involved in 12 instances requiring police intervention after Tennessee drafted him in the first round in 2005.
The Cowboys traded for him anyway, despite the 2007 suspension.
Information from The Associated Press was used in this report.