Dallas CB ‘Pacman’ Jones could miss rest of season
IRVING, TEXAS (TICKER) —This time, it may be an injury that derails Adam “Pacman” Jones’ career.
The Dallas Cowboys controversial cornerback has “one, maybe two” herniated disks in his neck and could miss the rest of the season, head coach Wade Phillips said Wednesday.
There also are reports that the injury could be career-ending.
“He’s out for this game (against the New York Giants) for sure,” Phillips said. “And maybe for the season.”
Jones, 25, is expected to see Cowboys back and spine special Dr. Drew Dossett on Thursday before a final decision is made on his status for the remainder of the season.
He has been spending the past few days having his neck examined after getting injured on a muffed punt in Sunday’s 20-13 loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers.
That was the first game back for the troublesome Jones, who served an NFL-imposed, four-game suspension for an altercation with his bodyguard at a Dallas-area hotel in October.
The incident came just seven weeks after he was reinstated by NFL commissioner Roger Goodell following a 17-month suspension that caused him to miss the entire 2007 season.
Since alcohol was involved in the October incident, Jones’ actions violated terms of his previous reinstatement. Goodell decided to suspend Jones for a minimum of four games and reinstated him following the Week 11 win over Washington.
Jones has a history of legal problems - including six arrests - since entering the league as a first-round draft choice of the Tennessee Titans in 2005.
Acquired from Tennessee for a fourth-round pick on draft day, Jones has 26 tackles and one forced fumble in seven games.