March 2008 - Dallas Cowboys Wiretap
Pricetag For $1B Cowboys' Stadium Rising
The new stadium for the Cowboys, initially expected to cost around $1 billion, could increase in price, according to the Dallas Business Journal. Expenditures have already cost the city of Arlington an additional $80,000 since February, and the bills are expected to begin piling up. The main culprit for the spike in costs has been increased internet rates, something the team and city are at the mercy of as they work towards completing the new building.
Source: Pacman Talks With Dallas Stall
Pacman Jones wants to go to Dallas, and the Cowboys apparently want him. How much they'll give up to get him is a different story. A source close to the negotiations told ESPN's Ed Werder on Sunday night that trade talks between the Cowboys and Titans have stalled over the issue of compensation.
Dallas Rules Out Trade Into Top Five For McFadden
Jerry Jones has ruled out making a trade that would put the Cowboys in position to select running back Darren McFadden in next month's NFL Draft, according to the San Antonio Express-News. "I have no intent at all of moving into the top five," Jones said on Friday. "A team can get crippled, and I mean seriously crippled from a financial standpoint by being up there in the top five or six," Jones said. "It's a real negative." "Nobody wants in there, and the teams in there, they want out. This is a very tough draft anyway when it comes to evaluating the talent and then trying to match up that with the millions it takes to operate at the top of the draft," Jones added. Jones, however, hasn't ruled out making a play for McFadden if he happens to fall out of the top five.
Dallas Increases Offer For Pacman
In addition to the offer of a 7th round pick for Pacman Jones, the Cowboys have also included a current player from their roster, a source has told SI.com. Jones has two years remaining on his original five-year, $30 million deal, and the Cowboys want to redo that contract, likely to a one-year deal to protect their interests.
Pacman: 'I'm Praying For A Second Chance'
Suspended cornerback Pacman Jones told Michael Irvin on Tuesday that he's "praying for a second chance" in the NFL, according to the Star-Telegram. Jones also reiterated his desire to play for the Cowboys. "I want to play in Dallas for several reasons," he said. "It?s America?s Team. I love the city of Dallas. It?s nowhere else I would want to play right now." Pacman also voiced his desire to try and turn his life around, although it came out rather strangely. "I?d love to say, 'I?m never going to a strip club again.' But I can promise that I?m not going to a strip club in the next three or four years. Now five or six years? I don?t know what that will bring," he added.
Price Too High For Dallas To Grab McFadden?
The price might be too high for the Cowboys to trade up in next month's draft to grab Arkansas running back Darren McFadden, according to The NFL Network. Is seems as though the pair of first round picks that Dallas has aren't enough to move into the top five. They might have to throw in their second-rounder, in addition to the two first-rounders, in order to land in the top five. Even then, there is no guarantee McFadden will be there when it's time for their selection.
Cowboys And Titans Talk Pacman Trade
According to a source, the Cowboys and Titans are having trade talks surrounding Pacman Jones. Manubir Arora, Jones' agent, says the Patriots and Lions are also interested in his client. Asked Jones' preference of a future team, Arora said, "Every kid grows up wanting to play for the Dallas Cowboys." "We want to go to an established team with good infrastructure and leadership," Arora told Werder. "Both the Cowboys and Patriots have veteran coaches who have been through these kinds of things before, good player liaisons and mentoring, and if you have those things and a winning program, then I think all these problems go away. "All of Adam's issues have been offseason issues, not team issues."
Could Arizona Shop WR Boldin?
With Larry Fitzgerald re-signed in Arizona, there are rumors that the Cardinals might look to shop fellow Pro Bowl receiver Anquan Boldin, according to the NFL Network. Teams like the Cowboys, Eagles and Redskins, who have been looking for an elite receiver and tried to make a play for Fitzgerald, might end up in the Boldin sweepstakes. The Cardinals offered Boldin a contract extension last season, but he turned it down so he could wait to see what kind of deal Fitzgerald received from the team.
Sources: Cowboys Consider Pacman
Multiple sources close to the Cowboys claim that they are interested in the services of cornerback Pacman Jones, according to the Dallas Morning News. Jones has been suspended by the NFL since April of 2007, but hopes to be reinstated well before the start of next season. Earlier this week Jones expressed his desire to play for Dallas. "I just have to do what I have to do to get back on the field," he said. "Hopefully, it won't be long, and hopefully it will be a couple of more months. I would love to play for the Cowboys, America's Team."
Pacman Ready To Play...For Cowboys?
Pacman Jones believes he is ready to play football again and even told an Atlanta radio station that he feels his year-long suspension has been enough, according to ESPN.com. "I thought I was going to get back in eight games and then 10 games, and then you [have to] sit out the whole year," Jones told 680-AM on Thursday. "It is hard watching the whole season go by when you know that you are better than 90 percent of the people that's out there," Jones said. "I can't wait [to play], man. It is just a matter of time now. The hard part is over with for the most part. I am just waiting so when they pull the plug I am back on. I am in top-tip shape." "I just have to do what I have to do to get back on the field," Jones said, according to The Tennessean. "Hopefully it won't be long, and hopefully it will be a couple of more months. I would love to play for the Cowboys, America's team."
Dunn Could Be A Deal For Dallas
Warrick Dunn, who was released by the Falcons earlier this week, is interested in joining the Cowboys.