The Dallas Cowboys will be releasing Adam “Pacman” Jones after a lackluster season with the team.
The news does not come as a surprise, as Pacman caused embarrassment to the organization in October when he got into a fight with his bodyguard and was suspended for six games.
The release comes shortly after ESPN contacted NFL executives for a bizarre story that alleges Pacman arranged for a man to shoot at two Atlanta-area men in 2007, shortly before he was suspended for his numerous run-ins with the law. That piece will air Sunday.
Is Terrell Owens next? Owens is due a $3 million signing bonus this summer. Cutting him would cost the Cowboys $9 million plus about $680,000. There is no question that the Cowboys could succeed without Owens in the locker room. Roy Williams has already said, in a positive tone, that he and Tony Romo should be able to fix the offensive woes after one full training camp and season together. That’s something to consider. But the Cowboys could also go after Anquan Boldin when he becomes available in free agency.
But releasing Owens would be Jerry Jones admitting he made a mistake. Firing Wade Phillips would be Jerry Jones admitting he made a mistake.
It is hard to gauge if any of these scenarios are plausible.