Report: Cowboys interested in bringing back Pacman Jones

By Steve DelVecchio


Pacman Jones is set to become a free agent on March 8 if the Cincinnati Bengals don’t re-sign him before then. Considering he will turn 33 in September, you have to wonder if there will be many suitors for his services.

Perhaps the Dallas Cowboys would be interested in a reunion.

Charles Robinson of Yahoo Sports reports that the Cowboys are expected to release veteran cornerback Brandon Carr, whose 2016 salary cap number comes in at nearly $14 million. Jones will be much more reasonably priced, and a league source told Robinson that Dallas has considered Pacman as a replacement.

Dallas has familiarity with Jones. He previously spent one season with the Cowboys, a 2008 campaign that was ultimately marred by injury and controversy. Following his stint in Dallas, Jones sat out 2009 after being cut, but eventually revived his career with the Bengals starting in 2010.

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.

Of course, Pacman’s stock could be low after he cost the Bengals with an idiotic penalty in their playoff loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers.

Regardless of where he signs, there will be an element of low-risk, high-reward attached to Jones. He is not going to get much money, even if he promises not to lose his cool again in a huge game.

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