Could Pacman Jones be reuniting with the Cowboys in Big D? Well, if you believe some recent reports, there’s a very good possibility.
According to Yahoo! Sports’ Charles Robinson, the Cowboys could be leaning toward cutting veteran cornerback Brandon Carr to free up money this offseason. If that happens, the team’s top target to replace him could be Jones, whose contract with the Bengals is set to expire.
Long a target of fan frustration, Carr’s performance last season arguably didn’t live up to the $12.7 million in cap space he required. Team owner Jerry Jones also recently said Carr’s salary would be something the team would have to review this offseason.
With Carr’s potential departure in mind, a league source identified Adam Jones as a potential replacement. Expected to be a reasonably priced free agent at cornerback, Jones’ top end production in Cincinnati may ultimately be overshadowed by a late personal foul call in a playoff loss against the Pittsburgh Steelers in January.
If Jones is looking for a fresh start after the tire-fire conclusion of the Bengals’ season this year, Dallas could potentially be a good fit. They’ll compete and Jones already has roots to the organization, having played a season there back in 2008.
That stint didn’t exactly go so smoothly — his season was hampered by injuries and off-the-field troubles — but Jones and the Cowboys both seem to be in a more desirable position to have a mutually beneficial relationship.
Although some dominos need to fall before Jones to Dallas becomes likely, seeds of a potential reunion have reportedly already been planted.
Interestingly, Jones and his agent, Peter Schaffer, were at a popular steakhouse in Indianapolis on Friday night during scouting combine week, the same night Cowboys ownership and personnel executives were having a team dinner at the restaurant. Jones and Schaffer were seen briefly exchanging pleasantries with Dallas director of player personnel Stephen Jones before departing.
(Via Yahoo! Sports)