In this Oct. 9, 2008 file photo showing Dallas Cowboys' Adam Jones prepares for drills during football practice at the Cowboys training facility in Irving, Texas. Jones might miss the rest of the season because of a neck injury. Coach Wade Phillips said Wednesday Dec. 10, 2008 that Jones, who was injured early in the 20-13 loss at Pittsburgh, has a "herniated disk, maybe two" and will definitely miss Sunday's game against the New York Giants.
Thank goodness the Cowboys came to their senses and calling it Game Over for Pacman Jones.
Talk about overrated, Pacman Jones, is tops on the list. He delivered more off the field trouble and embarrassment to the Cowboys than he did big plays on it.
The guys was a horrible punt returner because he went east-west more than he did straight ahead for yardage. He was an average corner at best. Rookie Orlando Scandrick was better last season.
Pacman was a little loudmouth in the locker room. He was always a smart aleck to deal with. Now he can go cry to Deion Sanders on NFL Network and complain. I'm sure Deion will give him a forum to air his tale of woe.
This is a good step towards improving the Cowboys locker room.
This is the official release from the Cowboys:
COWBOYS ANNOUNCE RELEASE OF ADAM JONES
The Dallas Cowboys announced the release of cornerback Adam Jones today. The transaction will be made official on February 9th which is the first day that NFL clubs are allowed to make waiver requests.
According to todd archer of dallasnews.Com, "the move cost jones roughly $247,000 as well as roster and workout bonuses totaling $1.35 million over the next two years.
Because of the in-season suspension, the Cowboys will receive the Titans' fifth-round pick, and they will also gain $1 million in salary-cap space for 2009. Had Jones made it through the season without getting in trouble, the Cowboys would have had to send a sixth-round pick to the Titans this year to complete the trade.
The Cowboys signed Jones to a four-year, $13.3 million deal after the trade, however, it did not include any guaranteed money.
In nine games, Jones was credited with 33 tackles by the coaches and tied for the team lead with 13 pass deflections. He did not intercept a pass and had one forced fumble and one fumble recovery. He averaged just 22.1 yards per kick return and 4.5 yards per punt return. He also missed one game because of a neck injury.