Pacman Jones Wants to Book a Flight to Dallas

Aaron SchwartzCorrespondent IMarch 26, 2008

Adam "Pacman" Jones stated earlier this week that he believes he will be playing for the Dallas Cowboys during the 2008 NFL season. 

This is obviously not a guarantee yet from the Cowboys, and how could it be, Pacman is still suspended.  He may not even be allowed to return to the league this year, depending on commissioner Roger Goodell's view on the matter.

The Cowboys owner, Jerry Jones, responded to the statement from Pacman by saying that his biggest fear about the whole matter is the bad publicity that his team would have to deal with.

In order to get Pacman, the Cowboys would still have to make a trade with the Tennessee Titans, because he is still under contract with them.  This is what makes this a coin flip decision right now.  The Cowboys have two first round picks in their hand right now, either of which they could use on a cornerback.  On the other hand, they could trade for Pacman, and use those two picks to strengthen other parts of their team.

An obvious thing about this is that it would put another huge ego on the Cowboys.  The question would be whether or not Terrell Owens and Pacman Jones could get along, or if this would be the move that would cause Owens to finally go off, like so many have expected him to.

No doubt about it, with this publicity hit and incorporating the T.O. factor, this will be a risky move for the Cowboys off the field. But what about on the field? Do the Cowboys really know what they would be getting if they traded for Pacman? 

After all, Pacman has not played in an NFL game since 2006.  Is Pacman Jones the same player that he was when he last stepped on the field?  The only way to find out is to see him in action, and if the Cowboys trade for him now, then they will be taking a big risk.

Pacman Jones will most likely be a hit or miss player this year.  He will need to polish his skills as he has not played in the NFL for more than a year.  If the Cowboys take the risk on trading for Pacman, then they may be putting their team in jeopardy on and off the field, or they may be making the move to get them over the hump in the playoffs. 

Only time will tell.