Cowboys cut ties with CB Jones
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IRVING, TEXAS (TICKER) —The Dallas Cowboys cut ties with cornerback Adam “Pacman” Jones on Monday.
The move was not a surprise, since the Cowboys already had announced on January 7 that they would release Jones, ending the ill-fated experiment with the talented but troubled defensive back.
Monday marked the first day NFL teams are allowed to waive players for the 2009 season.
Jones’ brief tenure with the Cowboys was marred by a suspension, poor play and a neck injury.
Acquired from the Tennessee Titans last offseason, Jones was suspended for the entire 2007 season by NFL commissioner Roger Goodell for repeated run-ins with the law.
In February 2007, Jones was involved in a melee at a Las Vegas strip club that ended in the shooting of three people and left one man paralyzed.
Goodell reinstated Jones on the eve of the 2008 regular season following a 17-month suspension, but it took the controversial cornerback just seven weeks to find trouble again.
Jones was involved in an alcohol-related scuffle with one of his bodyguards at a Dallas hotel. The bodyguard was part of a security team hired by the Cowboys to keep Jones out of trouble.
Since alcohol was involved in the October incident, Jones’ actions violated terms of his previous reinstatement. Goodell decided to suspend Jones for a minimum of four games and reinstated him following the Week 11 win over Washington.
As soon as he returned to the playing field, Jones was hurt in the first quarter of the 20-13 loss at Pittsburgh on December 7 when several players fell on him after he muffed a punt in the first quarter.
There were reports that the injury could be career-threatening, but Jones played in a season-ending 44-6 loss at Philadelphia.
Jones has a history of legal problems - including six arrests - since entering the league as a first-round draft choice of Tennessee in 2005. Cowboys cut ties with CB Jones - NFL - Yahoo! Sports