Rumor is rampant that Dallas Cowboy’s owner and GM Jerry Jones is looking at possibly trading for troubled CB “Pac-Man” Jones (currently the property of the Tennesee Titans). Please, please, Mr.Jones, don’t do it!
Yes, the ‘Boys could use a shut down corner. Yes, Pac-man has a world of talent at the position. But, he’s not worth it, even for a late round pick. He’s too much trouble off the field, and the chances of him managing to stay active for an entire season, let alone into the play offs, are slim. He’s proven himself to be a serious liability off the field, and for all his talent, the risk reward benefit is just not there.
Some people will say “what about Tank Johnson?” To them I would say that the two situations are completely different. Tank got busted for a questionable charge, and a non-violent one at that. Even so, Tank owned up, did his time, followed the rules, and got reinstated. Tank, unlike Pac-man, has walked the straight path since his arrest and conviction. He worked hard to get back into the NFL, worked hard to get back into shape, and proved to be a worth while pick up for the Cowboys this past season. Tank wasn’t a distraction to the team, doing what was expected of him, both on and off the field.
Pac-man on the other hand, just can’t get himself straightened out. He goes and tells Commissioner Roger Goodell that he’s gotten control of his life, then goes out and gets busted. He’s sleezed his way through his entire life. He was trouble in college, which is why several teams passed on him in the draft, despite his talent. Tennesee took a shot on him, and he rewarded him with all sorts of bad press, and a suspension.
No, this deal, if it even happens, is a bad one. Until Pac-man shows that he has gotten control of his life, he should not be allowed anywhere near an NFL roster.