Why are the Dallas Cowboys the only team in the NFL trying to give troubled Titans cornerback Adam “Pacman” Jones a second chance in the NFL?
Although Pacman had a ton of off-the-field problems, he didn’t really disrupt the Titans season or the team chemistry, not any that I could see. So, why aren’t other teams trying to get in on the Pacman steal?
NFL.com reports that the Cowboys and Titans are back at the bargaining table to find agreement on a Pacman trade. This bit of information comes in the same week when Pacman announced he would be seeking reinstatement to the NFL.
Dallas had been offering one of their two sixth-round picks.
That is such a steal if true. And if it is true, how come not ONE other team is trying to offer a 5th round pick, which is still a good deal.
Tennessee has been holding out, refusing to budge for anything less than a fourth-round pick. Plus, Dallas wanted to attach conditions to the trade in which it could receive a draft pick back from Tennessee if Jones got into more trouble in his new city.
We can only assume that no other team showed interest in Pacman, which has forced the Titans back to the table, right?
Now, the two sides are nearing compromise. The deal could be completed by Tuesday, which also happens to be the time that Jones’ agent, Manny Arora, said Jones plans to apply for reinstatement to the NFL. It was one year ago this past week that NFL commissioner Roger Goodell suspended Jones.
Goodell plans to review whether to reinstate Jones shortly before training camp, however Arora is likely to push for an even quicker decision.
Should the trade become official, it would not change Dallas’ draft strategy in any way. The Cowboys would proceed as if they did not have Jones, as if they still had a need at cornerback, knowing they could not count on Jones to be reinstated.
I just hope the Cowboys get the deal done. If Pacman behaves, we win. If he doesn’t, we get rid of him, and move on. I don’t think getting Pacman changes our draft board one bit. Get it done, Cowboys. Let’s see if this kid has changed and if he can still play!