Pacman Reaches Out to Dallas

Let's be perfectly clear about one thing. There's one team Adam "Pacman" Jones wants to play for in 2008. And it doesn't appear to be the Tennessee Titans.

That's no knock on the Titans mind you. Tennessee head coach Jeff Fisher seems to be as good a head man in the National Football League you can find.

That's just the how this potential situation could play out.

The story here is Adam Jones, aka "Pacman" Jones, is talking about the Dallas Cowboys again.

In a radio interview on 680 The Fan Thursday afternoon in Atlanta, Jones said he would "love" to play for the Dallas Cowboys. It's a story that made the news with many national media outlets, including ESPN's SportsCenter.

It's also the second time in a year Pacman has referenced playing in Dallas. Last year a video surfaced on the internet in which Jones claimed he would like to play football for the Cowboys.

In an exclusive interview with's Scott Knudsen last month, Pacman's new agent, Manny Arora said his client will explore all options, including returning to the Titans, but that a fresh start with a new team may be his best option.

"Certainly we would like to remain with the Titans and re-build our reputation, but a fresh start in a new organization might be beneficial. A change of scenery can be good for many reasons," he said. "We're just not sure where Tennessee stands. If they look to trade Adam, we must find a strong organization with very strong leadership.

"Without a doubt, there will be criticism levied against any team that gives Adam a chance at redemption. Thus, the right fit is very important."

Arora also went on to say Jones playing with the Cowboys could be the perfect match.

"I think Dallas could be a good fit for Adam. When he was growing up, Adam, like most young boys, dreamed about playing for the Cowboys. He just wants to play. He needs to get back to playing ball.

"Jerry Jones is a strong owner and a proven leader. Over the years the Cowboys have given players with a plethora of issues another chance. The Terrell Owens acquisition is just a recent example.

"The Cowboys have enjoyed risk-taking success, and they have leaders within their player ranks. Adam will need a good group of leaders around him. If not Tennessee, then whichever team it ends up being, they'll be getting a game changer."

Of course a good deal needs to happen before Jones even plays professional football again.

He is currently banned by the league from even practicing with the Tennessee Titans due to violating the league's personal conduct policy.

He was officially suspended last April by NFL after being arrested five times since being drafted by the Titans with the sixth pick overall in 2005. He was then arrested a sixth time last June on charges from a Las Vegas strip club fight.

It was thought Jones would have an opportunity to return to the Titans near the end of the 2007 season, but that didn't happen.

NFL spokesman Greg Aiello told The Tennessean late last month his status would be re-evaluated before the start of training camp.

"He remains suspended and will be considered for reinstatement prior to the opening of training camps," Aiello said.

It's a story insists is worth following this offseason.

While the Cowboys could address their cornerback needs in the 2008 draft, the addition of a player of Jones' caliber simply cannot be ignored. As a standout kick returner and cover man, if Jones is reinstated to the NFL and is not wanted by the Titans, Dallas could be the perfect destination under the right circumstances.

"They have the structure and strong ownership we would desire," said Arora. "Dallas presents great potential for success, but the final decision rests with Titans' GM Mike Reinfeldt. We just have to wait and see."

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