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Star-Telegram.com is reporting this morning that Jerry Jones is thinking about bringing Adam "Pacman" Jones back into the Cowboys family. Here's a snippet of the report from Clarence E. Hill Jr.

A giddy Jerry Jones, reached in his private suite after the George Strait concert Saturday night to open the new Cowboys Stadium, asked a reporter, "Would you beat me up too bad if I brought back Adam?"

The Cowboys’ owner said he is considering the move even though it’s a long shot.

The Cowboys might be hesitant to bring back Pacman Jones because it could stunt the progress of second-year cornerbacks Orlando Scandrick(notes) and Mike Jenkins(notes).

But Jerry Jones said he’s not concerned about any off-the-field issues with Pacman Jones even though the cornerback was released by the team following a tumultuous season and possibly faces more legal issues.

Holy thunder. Does "giddy" mean "drunk"?

This certainly seems to come out of nowhere. It can't be a sign of good things for projected starting right corner Mike Jenkins or projected nickel back Orlando Scandrick, either.

Why would the Cowboys do it? Well, the same newspaper reported last week that the Cowboys coaching staff graded Pacman Jones as their best defensive back last year. Jerry Jones likely sees the Cowboys as Super Bowl contenders, and if he has a chance to address what he feels like is a weak spot, I think he'll probably do it.

Maybe it makes me crazier than a lady with 14 cats, but I think it's a good idea. If Pacman graded out as their best corner last year, and he did so after a year completely out of football and stepping into a zone scheme after having played man his entire college and pro career, then maybe he could be even better in '09.

What of the behavioral issues? Well, Pacman's stayed out of the headlines for a couple of months. It's a start, right? Maybe 2009 is a year for redemption. If Chris Henry can get it turned around in Cincinnati, then anything's possible.

Gracias, Pro Football Talk.

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