Pacman Jones on His Way Back to Dallas?

Jason Henry@thenprojectCorrespondent IJune 8, 2009

CLEVELAND - SEPTEMBER 7:  Adam Jones #21 of the Dallas Cowboys looks on during the game against the Cleveland Browns at Cleveland Browns Stadium on September 7, 2008 in Cleveland, Ohio.  (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

In a report today by the Fort Worth Star-Telegram and featured on ESPN.com, Cowboys owner Jerry Jones is entertaining the idea of bring back embattled cornerback Adam “Pacman” Jones.

According to Jerry, “Pacman” graded as the best cornerback for the ‘Boys last season. Granted Terrance Newman was injured for most of the season, the Cowboys had a liability at safety in Roy Williams, and the team’s entire defensive backfield was at a disadvantage due to so many injuries.

Jerry made sure to add that bringing Adam back was a long shot, but still a possibility. Jones said that he now believes that the fight between Adam and his bodyguard was indeed the bodyguard’s fault. Jerry also added that he has no worries about Adam’s off the field problems.

While the Cowboys could use a little more help in the secondary department, I’m not sure if Pacman is the right option for a team that’s worried about chemistry in the locker room.

No matter how many times Jerry denies it, he released Terrell Owens because of his temperament and how he meshed with Tony Romo and offensive coordinator Jason Garrett.

I’m not sure if bringing Pacman Jones back to a team that’s looking for comradery is the right thing to do. But then again, we are dealing with Jerry Jones.

The new Cowboys stadium opened this past week and with the nation’s current economic situation, Jones needs to sell tickets and PSA’s. I’m not sure if Adam will serve as Jones’ cash cow, but he will definitely bring attention to the Boys of Valley Ranch.

So with the possible return of Adam “Pacman” Jones, that would most definitely put Jerry back on top of league owners who carry a side show disguised as a football team. Terrell Owens and Roy Williams are gone, Michael Irvin is running a reality show for players looking for a shot at playing for the Cowboys, and Jerry Jones is the proud new owner of the largest jumbotron in America.

With all that being said, the Cowboys could probably use Adam as a nickel back. Terrance Newman is often injured, Orlando Scandrick and Mike Jenkins still have not proven themselves, and the rookies are … well… rookies.

Jones missed a golden opportunity to bring a couple of veteran cornerbacks onto the team, like a Chris McAllister, that could serve as a mentor for Scandrick and Mike Jenkins.

Pacman Jones may add depth to a team that desperately needs it in the secondary, but he will also add un-needed attention to a team that’s lacking focus.


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