This Sunday, the Cowboys travel to Cincinnati to face off against their one time troubled cornerback, Adam “Pacman” Jones. As many Cowboys fans remember, Jones was a member of the Cowboys in 2008, attempting to get his career back on track after being suspended for the entire 2007 season for an altercation at a night club. Cowboys fans will also remember (or have been trying to forget) all of the problems associated with Jones, who now prefers to be called “Adam.” He was suspended for four games during the year and was not reliable in coverage, getting burned and routinely being out of position. After the season, the Cowboys released him and hoped he would be out of their lives forever. This Sunday, though, proves they were wrong.
After being cut by Dallas in early 2009, Jones joined the Winnipeg Blue Bombers of the Canadian Football League, playing for the remainder of their season after not being offered any NFL contracts. He then tried out for the Bengals in 2010 a couple of times before finally being offered a 2 year deal, and has turned his career around. This year, he has proven to be an effective corner and punt returner, averaging 15 yards per return and having an 81 yard touchdown return. He has become a mentor for the younger defensive players of the Bengals, and it is safe to say that the Cowboys certainly wish they had Adam instead of Pacman. This Sunday they face off, as Jones hopes to get the better of the Cowboys for the second time, this time on the other side of the ball.