Pacman is also trying to avoid driving as much as possible. Nashville motorists may thank you. He says he doesn't want to take the chance of getting in a wreck and people say, ``Pacman done got into a wreck or this and that.''
In the second hour of the interview with Irvin, Pacman is being asked about his numerous run-ins with the law. He has been arrested six times.
``I made some bad decisions,'' Pacman said.
Also, earlier in the show Jones admitted he deals with anger issues. So bad that he has anger management counseling which he said continues to help. He said he never had a substance issue, but anger was instead his substance problem.
Pacman did admit earlier in the interview that he is on a cliff and can only worry about helping himself right now.
``Ain't no time for slip-ups,'' he said.
Pacman is getting peppered with reasons for his multiple arrests. Never his fault, right? Not true, he says. That's mostly what he's standing by. Surprising, huh?
The first part of Michael Irvin's exclusive interview with Pacman Jones was about his upbringing. Pacman said his grandmother kept things together and he lived with four cousins. Part of his rough childhood included his father getting robbed, shot and killed two doors down from his front door when he was eight.
Irvin is doing his best impression of Roy Firestone digging deep into Pacman's background.
Today's Michael Irvin show is about to become the Adam ''Pacman'' Jones show for the day on ESPN 103.3 FM. Pacman is sitting down with Irvin in studio. Listen up Cowboys fans this may be the newest bad boy coming to town -- listen live here and tell us what you think of him.
One question that is often brought when the Adam Jones to Dallas stuff is brought up is why would anyone trade for now when NFL commissioner Roger Goodell won't review his case for reinstatement until right before training camp and there's no guarantee that he will be reinstated?
Well, let's start from the rear. The Cowboys expect Jones to be reinstated. Nearly everyone that Goodell has suspended has gotten another chance to get back in the league _ save for Odell Thurman. Barring Jones doing something stupid again, the Cowboys expect him to get reinstated.
Doing the deal before the draft ensures you get him and helps answer a need and possibly alter your focus heading into the 2008 NFL draft in April.
He will not be able to go through the offseason program or organized team activitiy workouts in May but having a home will give him more incentive to be ready to go once he is reinstated.
Besides giving up a late round pick is nothing when you consider the potential return on the investment.
Of course it will all be contingent on Jones agreeing to restructure his contract. Financially, Jones is deal is not overwhelming. He has two years left and scheduled to make $1.29 million in 2008. That's a bargain for cornerback of his caliber. But the Cowboys would likely want to adjust and possibly extend this deal while putting some incentives into the contract to cover themselves in case Jones acts up again.
Cornerback Nate Jones is the latest Cowboys headed for South Beach. Jones, an unrestricted free agent, signed a two-year deal Friday with the Miami Dolphins. Jones, who visited Miami on Thursday and Friday, re-unites with Bill Parcells, now the vice president of football operations with the Dolphins. Parcells drafted Jones in the seventh round in 2004 and valued his intelligence, versatility and special teams play.
Jones will also play again under Cowboys former secondary coach Todd Bowles, who is Miami's assistant head coach and join ex-Cowboys safety and recent signee Keith Davis. Last season Jones was the team's fourth cornerback and key special teams player.
Jones was the last of five Cowboys unrestricted free agents to sign. The only player the Cowboys re-signed was left tackle Flozell Adams. Dallas lost running back Julius Jones (Seattle), safety Keith Davis (Miami) and cornerback Jacques Reeves (Houston). The Cowboys also put the franchise tag on free agent safety Ken Hamlin, who was an unrestricted free agent.