Updated: January 10, 2009, 6:30 PM ET Pacman sees Cowboys in his future
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NEW YORK -- Adam "Pacman" Jones suggested Saturday his days with the Dallas Cowboys may not be over.
In an interview on CBS' NFL pregame show, the oft-troubled cornerback said that not only does he expect to play football next season, "I think I might be back in Dallas."
Host James Brown then asked: "And you have an inkling that Jerry Jones will give you another shot?"
Jones grinned and said, "Yeah, I do," but didn't offer any details to back his assertion.
Cowboys spokesman Rich Dalrymple said the team had no comment.
Dallas released Jones on Wednesday after a turbulent season in which he was suspended six games for an off-field scuffle and made little impact on the field.
His release came after "Outside the Lines" reporter John Barr contacted the NFL, the Cowboys and Jones' attorneys about a piece scheduled to air Sunday in which three Atlanta-area men allege that Jones arranged for someone to shoot at them two months after the football player was suspended by NFL commissioner Roger Goodell in 2007.
The June 2007 shooting occurred outside a suburban Atlanta strip club. One of the shooting victims told "Outside the Lines" that he had a dispute with Jones inside the strip club and that not long after he and the two others left the club, a hail of bullets struck their car. The NFL knew about that incident, but charges were never brought against anyone because the victims did not see the shooter.
"Outside the Lines" obtained information that police, investigating a separate Atlanta-area case, had been told by an informant that Jones ordered the June 2007 shooting following his dispute with one of the men. Police have said that while the case remains open, they are not actively investigating.
Brown asked Jones if the allegations were true.
"They are not true at all, man," Jones said.
"This was back in '07. They called me down there, asked me what happened. I told the authorities everything that happened. It's no truth to none of the story."
The Cowboys had traded for Jones despite the cornerback's suspension for the 2007 season after multiple incidents while with the Tennessee Titans. On Oct. 7, Jones got into a scuffle with a bodyguard who was part of a team-employed security detail.
The 25-year-old Jones spent part of his time away from football taking part in an alcohol rehabilitation program.
Flanked by lawyer Robert Langford, Jones was interviewed Saturday via satellite from California. He insisted his troubles were behind him.
"I did have an alcohol problem, but I have addressed the alcohol problem and went to AA," he said. "I went there for 2½ months, going to AA every other week, seeing my counselors every day. Regardless ... I'm doing whatever it takes for me to change my life as a man, you know. Football, I'll always love football and always want to play football, but I still got to take care of myself as a person also."
The Associated Press contributed to this report. Adam "Pacman" Jones thinks he could be back with Dallas Cowboys - ESPN