goodel comes off as the owners lackey and not the commissioner .. he said ''no tolerance'' ''last chance'' during the summer .. how serious will anybody take him from now on ?? looks more like a guy who wants to make sure dallas makes the playoffs
Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones said Wednesday the suspended cornerback has been reinstated by league commissioner Roger Goodell, but he must miss two more games - this Sunday and the following game on Thanksgiving. He'll be back Dec. 7 at Pittsburgh. Goodell suspended Adam Jones indefinitely on Oct. 14, saying he'd put a timeframe on it after the cornerback missed at least four games. This decision means it will be a six-game suspension. Jones also missed the entire 2007 season. By the time he returns, he will have been suspended from 22 of a possible 28 games. His yearlong suspension was for repeated legal troubles while with the Tennessee Titans. Over the offseason, he was traded to Dallas and then given another chance by Goodell. The Cowboys gave him a bodyguard to help keep him in line, but on Oct. 7, Jones got into an alcohol-related scuffle with the bodyguard during a private party at a Dallas hotel. Now, he's getting another chance. The league did not immediately make any comment. "He's just chomping at the bit to get back and come back and be successful," teammate Tank Johnson said Wednesday, before the announcement. "He knows we're all with him and we're never going to turn our back on him and as soon as he gets back it will be business as usual. I can't wait to have 21 next to me in the locker."
Jerry Jones said Adam Jones could return to practice Monday. The owner said the player would have "limited participation" this week, but would not be part of full-squad practices or conditioning. Quarterback Tony Romo said Jones will be welcomed back into the locker room.
"When he was here he worked very hard and he helped us," Romo said. "He's a good football player and I don't see why you wouldn't welcome a guy back that works hard on the practice field."
it is, and btw did you see where the players all sided with mcnabb and said 90% of the league didnt know that games could end in a tie thank god for those punters, field goal kickers and long snappers or else this league would be a laughingstock