Once again, Adam "Pacman" Jones is back with the Dallas Cowboys.

Thought to be out for the season because of a neck injury, Jones returned to practice yesterday and is expected to play Saturday night against Baltimore, both at cornerback and returning kicks, after having missed only one game.

Coach Wade Phillips said the herniated disk discovered last week has healed, perhaps because he already had the problem and it was only aggravated by a hit he took two games ago in Pittsburgh. That was his first game back with the Cowboys after being suspended from six games for violating the league's personal conduct policy.

"He's got nine lives," Phillips said. "Maybe he's got 18."

Noteworthy
  • Colts receiver Marvin Harrison underwent an MRI and is questionable for tonight's game at Jacksonville.

Harrison, who apparently hurt his knee against Detroit on Sunday, "actually has a hamstring issue," coach Tony Dungy said.

  • New Orleans running back Reggie Bush, the former Heisman Trophy winner who is in his third pro season, was placed on injured reserve with a sprained left knee and will not play again this season.

In other team news, a spokesman revealed that owner Tom Benson, 81, had surgery to remove a cancerous mass on his left kidney on Dec. 10.

  • Buffalo quarterback Trent Edwards is ready to make his first start in 3 weeks since being sidelined by a groin injury, and former starter J.P. Losman has likely taken his last snap for the Bills. Edwards returned to practice and is expected to start at Denver on Sunday. Losman, who has been relegated to third-string behind Gibran Hamdan, has no plans to re-sign with Buffalo this offseason.
  • New York Giants halfback Brandon Jacobs practiced and may be able to play against Carolina Sunday. Jacobs missed the game against Dallas last weekend after aggravating his left knee in a game against the Eagles the week before.
  • Baltimore cornerback Frank Walker denied that he intentionally spit on Pittsburgh punter Mitch Berger last Sunday, saying it was an accident during a heated confrontation at the end of the game.

"It was a slobber moment," Walker said. "Yeah, say it, don't spray it.

Berger told Pittsburgh reporters he doesn't believe Walker.

"I had my mouth open and was about to say something when he spit right on me," Berger said. "It wasn't something that happens by accident when you're talking sometimes."

  • NFL owners have approved a restructured ownership plan in which Pittsburgh Steelers chairman Dan Rooney and his son will buy most of the shares owned by other family members.

Under the plan, Dan Rooney and his son, team president Art II, will own 30 percent of the team, meeting a league requirement on the equity on controlling ownership.

  • Federal prosecutors in Pittsburgh say they have broken up a cocaine ring headed by the nephew of Hall of Fame running back Tony Dorsett. Authorities say 31-year-old Anthony A. Dorsett, of Aliquippa, and 12 others have been selling crack and powder cocaine since 2003. An indictment unsealed Tuesday detailed the operation as authorities arrested most of the suspects. They say he was arrested Saturday in West Virginia. *