We reported earlier today that Adam Pacman Jones was released from his alcohol treatment center earlier this week, and now he was simply waiting to hear from the NFL to find out if he would be allowed to play again. It appears that Adam will not have to wait long before being reinstated, but actually getting back onto the football field may take some time.
Roger Goodell announced earlier today that he was going to reinstate Adam Jones this week. Upon hearing that news, Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones was too excited to contain himself and leaked the news to the press. Adam Jones will be back on the Dallas Cowboys roster by the close of business Thursday.
However, according to Dallas officials (mainly Jerry Jones), the troubled cornerback will not return to the field to play till after the Cowboys Thanksgiving game. This will give Adam Jones a couple weeks to get his game legs back, as well as adjust to any changes in that may have been made to the defensive scheme while he was away from the team. What is important about him being reinstated now is 1) he can no beginning receiving paychecks from the Dallas Cowboys, even if he will not participate in the next two games. 2) By being reinstated now, it will give Adam a two week period to get back up to speed with things, before the Dallas Cowboys enter their brutal home stretch of games in the month of December.
There is no doubt that the Dallas Cowboys defense will gladly welcome Adam Jones back into the fold. Now the hope is that he can keep his nose clean and remain out of trouble, because his cannot have many more chances left in the bag.