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Pacman Is Reinstated & Chilling At Hooters

NFL commish Roger Goodell has reinstated Cowboys cornerback Adam “Pacman” Jones.

He was chilling at Hooters having lunch when Calvin Watkins of the Dallas Morning News broke the news to him.  Calvin’s blog post on the news is hilarious.

This is great news for the Cowboys who can plan their 53-man roster knowing they will have #21 to play cornerback.

Give Pacman credit for doing all the things the commish asked him to do.  He earned his way back to the league after sitting out the entire 2007 season for violating the league’s conduct policy.

Also, give credit to former Cowboys Deion Sanders and Michael Irvin who lobbied for Pacman to come to the Cowboys and worked with him to get his image straight and get involved in the DFW community.

Jones told the Dallas Morning News,

“It feels good man, you know, to get a second chance and I just have to take advantage of it,” said Jones. “First and foremost, I don’t want to let myself down, definitely my little girl down. I’m thankful for Jerry [Jones], the fans in Dallas and my teammates for believing in me. I need to keep doing what I’ve been doing to get reinstated, staying with myself and my teammates and staying away from those knuckleheads and just stay focused.”

Jones was asked if he ever thought this day would come.

“I never thought it would take this long, but I’m just glad I’m getting another chance.”

Only The Rangers Can Score 17 Runs And Lose

The Rangers were down 10-zip in the 1st inning thanks to Scott Feldman in Boston.  He gave up 12 runs and did not get the loss.

So what, the Rangers banged out 20 hits and scored 17 runs…and lost.

Frankie Francisco gave up a 3-run bomb to Kevin Youkilius in the 8th inning.  The Rangers choked away what would have been a great comeback win.

Poor Ron Washington.  His bullpen is not very good.

Dallas Morning News Confirms Romo-Simpson Break Up

Allan Peppard of the Dallas Morning News is reporting Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo has dumped “singer” Jessica Simpson.   Below it the article he wrote today:

If Jessica Simpson were to call former Dallas Cowboys quarterback Don Meredith, he’d sing, “Turn out the lights, the party’s over.” With conflicting reports in the blogosphere, it’s been hard getting at the truth of the Tony Romo-Jessica Simpson break-up rumors. And until we hear it from Tony and Jessica, anything can happen.

But after taking several oaths not to divulge my sources, two people close to Tony and Jess have told me that the glam couple is over, splitsville, kaput, put a fork in it.

A Tuesday edition of TV’s Extra said the rumors of a breakup were not true. On the show, Jessica said, “I want to be married and have kids. I have a future ahead.”

Also on Tuesday, Access Hollywood reported that a rep from Jessica denied the breakup.

On Saturday, Tony was in Chicago with the boys and the word back from that scene is that he was saying, “Me and Jessica are done.”

The new US Weekly is reporting that the same night, Jessica was throwing down cocktails at L.A.’s Mexicali Cocina with her pal, CaCee Cobb, and CaCee’s boyfriend, Donald Faison. According to US, Jessica is having jealousy pangs that her ex John Mayer, 30, is now experiencing liplock with older Friend Jennifer Aniston, 39. In an interview for the June issue of Glamour, Jessica spoke of her pain from previous relationships, saying portentously, “The article could come out and Tony and I could be broken up, but he still deserves all the accolades for bringing me back to who I am.”

95 Thousand Of You Stayed Up For Stars Hockey

95 thousand TV viewers around DFW stayed up late to watch the Stars beat the Sharks in Game 6 according to Barry Horn of the Dallas Morning News.

I was one of them. 1:24 am is what my cell phone read when Brendan Morrow scored in the 4th Overtime.

 

Rick Gosselin’s Final Mock Draft

Newdawg blog readers know I’m a big time fan of Rick Gosselin of the Dallas Morning News. 

Goose is a tremendous writer and he talks to all the teams.  One day I had him on NBC 5 and he had spoken to five NFL GM’s that day.

He’s got the Cowboys taking a running back and a corner in the first round.   Click for the entire mock draft.

Felix Jones of Arkansas and Brandon Flowers of Virginia Tech.

Columnist Says Cowboys Players Won’t Watch Pacman Jones

Jacques Taylor of the Dallas Morning News penned a very nice column on the Cowboys players take on newly acquired corner Adam “Pacman” Jones.

They ain’t taking care of him and he if cuts up, it’s on him.

That’s how they are in that locker room.  I know it, I cover it.   Just like Terrell Owens and Tank Johnson came to Valley Ranch with baggage, the guys in the room never allowed that their past issues to take away from their focus on the field.

Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo taking a bunch of teammates to Mexico with Jessica Simpson during the bye week of the playoffs is another story.

Taylor pens a piece that lets you know how guys think about their new nickel cornerback:

But the players insist they’re not going to be part of Jerry Jones’ security force.

They’re not going to be chaperoning Pacman. Or calling him to make sure he’s home by midnight. Or having the bouncers at various strip clubs phone them when he’s on the premises.

Nor should they. It’s not their responsibility.

Watch Rick Gosselin And Newy Scruggs Talk Draft

Almost 12 minutes of solid gold from Rick Gosselin of the Dallas Morning News on nbc5i.com.

Click here and enjoy the video.

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