During a chat recently with Cowboys receivers coach Ray Sherman, he was retelling his time with cornerback/return man Pacman Jones while both were in Tennessee. He talked about his tremendous big-play impact when he had the ball in his hands and how he ignited the Titans -- including on offense.
Pacman had two receptions in Tennessee and Cowboys owner Jerry Jones has also thrown out the possibility of him playing some receiver in Dallas. Sherman said many of the things they practiced with Pacman on offense were never used in Tennesse.
"When he gets his hands on the ball he is a guy that can make people miss,'' Sherman said. ''People will see once he returns a punt or a kickoff. He's one of the most explosive guys I've ever been around.''
Since this offense is full of firepower, the chances of him catching a pass may be remote. But he could, however, add yet another interesting dimension to Jason Garrett's playbook. His use on reverses is another possibility.
Sherman sounds like he would like to see it. It would be an even stronger possibility if Terry Glenn goes down again. Pacman had two catches for 31 yards in 2006...both for first downs. He also has two carries for eight yards. Sherman may need to do some convincing to Wade Phillips to get him some time on offense.
''It depends on what coach Phillips decides,'' Sherman said.
- Rick Herrin