Suspended Tennessee Titans cornerback Adam “Pacman” Jones’ said in an interview with an Atlanta radio this week that he would like to play for the Dallas Cowboys.
According to sources, the Cowboys and New England Patriots are among a handful of teams that could have interest in Jones. Jones made the comments regarding the Cowboys on 680-AM The Fan in Atlanta on Thursday.
Another report listed the Miami Dolphins as a possibility.
The City Paper first reported in its Feb. 28 edition that Jones’ agents had been given permission to seek a trade by the Titans. Conversations between Jones’ representatives and a number of teams took place at the NFL Combine last month in Indianapolis.
Jones’ attorney and agent Manny Arora said he no knowledge of any trade possibilities involving his client, but indicated that a trade to one of those organizations could be beneficial for Jones.
“We have been given no information about a trade,” Arora said. “If the Titans were to trade Adam, the Dallas Cowboys or New England Patriots would be a good fit for him. Those teams have strong leadership and a track record of being able to give players a second chance. If Adam was to play for one of those teams, there is a good likelihood that he and his teammates would all have rings on their fingers.”
The Titans declined comment on the matter, but have maintained that trading Jones is one of their options.
Jones, the sixth overall pick in the 2005 draft, has been suspended since April 10 by NFL commissioner Roger Goodell for a sting of off-field incidents that includes six arrests. Last month, Goodell extended Jones’ suspension saying it would be reviewed sometime before training camp.
Arora has said he hopes to have the matter reviewed sometime before the NFL Draft in late April to give his client a better chance of finding a role on a team in 2008.
The NFL said Jones does not have to be reinstated in order to be traded, but determining his value might be more difficult while he is unable to play.
Jones recently entered an Alford plea in Fayette County, Ga., in a felony obstruction of an officer charge to settle the last of charges pending against him.