Pacman Jones to Return Punts, Play Nickel Back Against Steelers Sunday

Ryan Wilson

by Ryan Wilson

Tenth time's a charm, as the old saying goes. After countless run-ins with legal authorities and the NFL, "Adam" Pacman Jones "is taking a serious approach in his return to the Cowboys." It's a heartwarming story, really.

Jones is fresh off a 30-day stint at a Boston rehab facility, and was suspended for the entire 2007 season for various off-field transgressions. He'll return punts and play in the Cowboys' nickel packages this Sunday against the Steelers, assuming, of course, he can maintain that new-found work ethic.

"I think that's positive," [Cowboys secondary coach Dave] Campo said. "I talked to him two or three times before the last incident went down, and [now] I've kind of given him some space a little bit. I told him if you want to visit about anything don't hesitate. That's kind of the approach I'm taking."

The Dallas Morning News' Calvin Watkins writes that before Mr. Pacman's six-game suspension, he had struggled returning punts, averaging just five yards per runback. Opinions differ on Jones' worth as a defensive back, but given the team's inconsistencies in the secondary, at the very least, he offers depth.

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