Adam Bernard Jones, more commonly know as "Pacman" Jones has publicly announced he wants to be a Cowboy. I know its not the first time I’ve heard this presumption and until he finds a home I’m sure it won’t be the last. But will Jerry Jones look past all of Pacman’s troubles and give him a shot in Dallas?
I don’t know of any fan that would put it past Jerry. But I know many fans that wouldn’t agree with this move. But since when do the Cowboys judge players by their off-field behavior? Let me remind you of a Hall of Famer by the name of Michael Irvin. Do you remember Leon Lett’s drug problems in the 90′s? It’s not a thing of the past either, how about the 2007 acquisition of Tank Johnson while he was still under suspension.
I have heard some compare Pacman Jones coming to Dallas to Terrell Owens moving to Dallas in 2006. Have you lost your mind? That’s not even a comparison. Owens has never had legal problems - distractions and teammate problems, yes. But how do you compare the two? I guess the fact that everyone thought T.O. would be a cancer on the team may be an argument, Owens certainly proved everyone wrong.
Jerry Jones may have a heart for troubled players with a great amount of talent, but it may not be worth the risk. Its not even a certainty that Pacman will be reinstated by the NFL. Dallas is in a big need for a cornerback. Its a tough call and I’m glad I don’t have to make that risky decision.
Personally, I think NFL needs a no tolerance policy. This is ridiculous that we are even contemplating acquiring a man who has been involved in a shooting, assault, vandalism, public intoxication and illegal drugs to name a few. Why do they allow criminals to become famous and make millions? And why do people born with such amazing God-given talent decide to throw it away?
Kelly Horn is a lifelong Dallas Cowboys fan, a graphic designer and proud single mother of one. Born and raised in the "Big D" and later transplanted in Oklahoma, she comes from a huge family of Cowboys fans and doesn't miss a game. She established LoneStarStruck in 2006 out of love and passion for her favorite team.