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Source: Cowboys, Titans yet to agree on Pacman compensation

Updated: April 2, 2008, 3:29 PM ET

A discussed trade that would send Tennessee Titans cornerback Adam "Pacman" Jones to Dallas appears to be in jeopardy, a Cowboys source has told ESPN.

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Not only are the Cowboys refusing to provide the Titans a fourth-round pick this year and another choice in 2009, but there are disagreements over whether the Cowboys would reimburse the Titans for some bonus money owed to the suspended cornerback.

The Titans and Cowboys have been in talks to arrange a deal sending the suspended defender and return specialist to Dallas, where he says he wants to play once his indefinite NFL suspension is lifted.

"It's pretty muddled," a Dallas source said. "Any time you have disputes over both the picks and the money, you have a real problem."

The teams held intense discussions Thursday night without being able to resolve their issues.

"The deal can still be made but there is a lot of work to do," a Titans source said.

Ed Werder covers the NFL for ESPN.

Related Topics: NFL, Dallas Cowboys, Tennessee Titans, Pacman Jones, Adam Jones


Adam "Pacman" Jones was suspended for the 2007 NFL season amid several legal skirmishes. His playing future rests in the hands of commissioner Roger Goodell, who expects to weigh a possible 2008 reinstatement before training camp opens in July. A look at coverage of Jones:


August 2008
• Jones submits NFL reinstatement letter
June 2008
• Goodell grants Pacman partial reinstatement
May 2008
• Pacman meets with commish Goodell
• Pacman pays gambling debt; case closed
• Cowboys could use Pacman at wide receiver
• Source: Meeting must happen before reinstatement
• Pacman puts house on market for $1.8M
• Emmitt's advice to Pacman: Make better choices
• Report: Suspect accuses Pacman of framing him
April 2008
• NFL approves Jones' trade to Cowboys
• Pacman signs Cowboys contract
• Hall of Famer Brown offers to help Pacman
• Police: Pacman paid 'extortion' cash in shooting
• Police make arrest in strip-club shooting
• Goodell: Trade won't affect reinstatement
• Pacman: Trade first, then reinstatement
• Sources: Pacman offers pay concession to Titans
• Pacman returns to Atlanta routes for charity work
• Goodell: Pacman decision to come before camp
March 2008
• Source: Cowboys-Titans Pacman talks stall
• Report: Pacman thinks he's through with Titans
• Report: Cowboys add to trade offer for Pacman
Feb. 2008
• Pacman may have to re-petition Goodell to return
• Source: Pacman still frequenting strip clubs
Jan. 2008
• NFL asking to be dropped from Pacman lawsuit
• Ga. assault complaint against Pacman withdrawn
• Pacman accused of punching woman at strip club
• Judge cuts Titans out of Pacman lawsuit in Vegas
Dec. 2007
• NFL denies Pacman's appeal to return in 2007
• Union appeals Pacman's 'excessive' suspension
• Pacman pleads no contest in strip club melee
• Goodell reviewing union Pacman appeal
Nov. 2007
• Judge accepts 'Pacman' plea agreement
• Union appeals to commish to reduce Pacman ban
• Report: Some Titans want Pacman back
• Pacman won't be reinstated early
Oct. 2007
• Strip club manager sues Pacman, Titans, NFL
• Report: Pacman says he's earned early return
Sept. 2007
• Pacman wins tag-team title
August 2007
• Pacman to try hand at hip-hop
• Pacman to set record straight in interview
• Pacman makes TNA debut
• Pacman's ticket violations dismissed
• Arrests? By Pacman's count, he's only had two
July 2007
• Pacman defense expected to enter not guilty plea
• NFL may allow Pacman to work out with Titans
• Lawyer: Deputy pledged to pull over Pacman
• Vegas charges may affect Pacman's Tenn. plea
June 2007
• Vegas bouncer sues Pacman
• VY: Teammates feel Pacman doesn't care
• Cops seek Pacman about shooting involving crew
May 2007
• Paralyzed victim rebuilds life
• Sources: Pacman at strip club before hearing
March/April 2007
• Pacman takes out ad to apologize
• NFL bans Jones for 2007 season
• Pacman-related incidents


• Why Jerry Jones takes risks
• Third-and-Short: Player conduct
• Pasquarelli: Titans picking up the pieces
• Garber: Pacman gifted on field, troubled off it
• Ex-Titans GM Reese: We tried to help Pacman