As much as Jerry Jones loves his Hogs, it's best he stay away from the most recent ex-Hog who hit the street today.
Former Arkansas quarterback turned Jacksonville Jaguars receiver Matt Jones was cut on Monday, the team announced.
He had been charged with cocaine possession back in July; he was suspended for the final three games of the 2008 season for violating the NFL's substance abuse policy. He is scheduled to appear in court on April 13.
Texans Longhorn fans remember Jones as the elusive, talented QB for Arkansas who gave the fighting Mack Brown's fits in Austin.
The NFL people fell in love with Jones because he's 6-foot-6, 218 pounds, athletic and could run. He was moved to receiver before the draft in 2005. But the talent and the frame never did match the production.
In 54 games with the Jags, Jones caught 166 passes for 2,153 yards and 15 touchdowns.
If Jones had been cut one year ago, when the Cowboys were taking "calculated risks" on Pacman Jones, Tank Johnson and others, I would have said the team would have rolled the dice on Matt Jones, too.
Now, given how the team has cleaned house and suddenly become tough on crime, I would be floored to see Jones given a shot by the Cowboys ... even though Jerry loves his Hogs.
- Mac Engel