Cowboys cut Pacman
Troubled cornerback Adam "Pacman" Jones was released yesterday by the Dallas Cowboys following a season in which he was suspended six games for an off-field fight.
The transaction will not become official until Feb. 9, the first day NFL teams can make waiver requests.
"He was surprised, and I think he was obviously somewhat hurt," said Worrick Robinson, Jones's agent. "At the same time, he understands the business behind what is happening here."
A Cowboys spokesman declined to comment on the team's decision and said owner Jerry Jones was unavailable.
According to ESPN.com, Jones's release came after ESPN's "Outside the Lines" reporter John Barr contacted the NFL, the Cowboys, and Jones's attorneys about a piece scheduled to air Sunday in which three Atlanta-area men allege Jones arranged for someone to shoot at them following a dispute two months after the football player was suspended for multiple off-field incidents by NFL commissioner Roger Goodell in 2007.
Jones, expected to give the Cowboys a boost on defense and special teams, had no interceptions and averaged just 4.6 yards per punt return.
On Oct. 7, Jones got into a scuffle with a bodyguard who was part of a team-employed security detail.
A week later, Goodell suspended the cornerback indefinitely, which eventually turned into a six-week suspension. Jones missed a seventh game later in the season with an injury.
Minnesota Vikings assistant Leslie Frazier became the third defensive coordinator to meet with Bowlen about the vacancy, joining Steve Spagnuolo of the New York Giants and Raheem Morris of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
The three offensive coordinators who have interviewed are Jason Garrett of the Dallas Cowboys, Josh McDaniels of the Patriots, and Rick Dennison, Shanahan's longtime deputy in Denver. Dolphins secondary coach Todd Bowles will visit with the Broncos today.