The Cowboys continue to have "light" talks about what it's going to take the Titans to give up defensive back Adam "Pacman" Jones. Basically, the Cowboys want to give up as little as possible and the Titans want something of greater value for a player who was once the No. 6 overall pick in the 2005 draft.
Tennessee Titans coach Jeff Fisher said again Thursday afternoon that Jones will not be playing for the Titans next season, and that he has no problem with him appearing on The Michael Irvin radio show this past Monday.
"We've given (Jones and his agent) permission to look for a new home, and whatever happens after that happens," Titans coach Jeff Fisher told Nashville reporters at a news conference to announce the retirement of Titans offensive lineman Benji Gil.
One report from SI.com had the Cowboys offering a seventh round pick in exchange for Jones, but an NFL source said the Cowboys right now are trying to determine how high the pick will have to be.
Jones is currently suspended by the NFL but plans to apply for reinstatement before the draft.
The problem is, with Pacman Jones all but declaring his love for the Cowboys and various sources confirming there is interest on the part of the Cowboys the team loses some of its leverage. But sources said the Cowboys are not prepared to give up anything higher than a fourth round draft pick, and that may be too high of a price.
The Cowboys could potentially throw in one of their linebackers, such as Bobby Carpenter or Akin Ayodele. Carpenter is a former No. 1 pick who has struggled to find playing time and sits behind Greg Ellis, DeMarcus Ware and Anthony Spencer at the outside linebacker spot. Ayodele figures to see his playing time cut and his status as the starting inside linebacker removed with the addition of free agent signee Zach Thomas.
- Mac Engel