Dallas Cowboys: Something to Ponder

Michael HonContributor IApril 3, 2008

The Dallas Cowboys need better cornerbacks, why not get one of the best in the game, Pacman Jones?

Adam "Pacman" Jones is a dominant cornerback of the Tennessee Titans, but currently suspended, pending a reinstatement hearing sometime this month. He is a return specialist, a playmaker, a veteran, but he has also been arrested on charges of assault in strip clubs in Las Vegas.

The Cowboys have taken chances on players with a sketchy background before. The first was in the early '90s when Charles Haley was acquired from the 49ers, then Dallas went on its dynasty Super Bowl wins. If we look to more recent times, Dallas has picked up Terrell Owens, a man who "broke apart" the last two teams he was on (49ers and Eagles), but became a hit in Dallas and took hits for his team when they lost the playoffs (remember the "that's my quarterback" scene). Ken Hamlin, who was in an altercation when he was in Seattle, has provided Dallas with a safety tandem that is hard to stop and has become the franchise free safety. Tank Johnson, who was arrested for having ammunition in this residence in Chicago, hasn't played much (suspended for half of the season) but showed some of the skills that made him a standout in Chicago.

With Dallas taking chances on these players and having no problems, will Pacman Jones have the same success? Pacman Jones can provide depth for the often injured Newman and Henry and Jones can be the third corner, but still be able to cover elite wide receivers.

Pacman Jones wants to play football, and he wants to play for Dallas. Tennessee is done with Pacman, and wants to get rid of him. Dallas is interested in him and would love to make their defense even better with Pacman Jones.

This will be a win-win situation for Pacman and for Dallas. Pacman will get a second chance at the game and to prove to everyone that he is one of the most feared cornerbacks in the game, and Dallas will be getting an elite cornerback for a cheap price. A cornerback who now says he is willing to show up on the field every Sunday (sometimes Monday) and perform at 110 percent.