Adam "Pacman" Jones
can join the Dallas Cowboys for everything but the regular season - for now. Commissioner
said yesterday he would decide by Sept. 1 whether to fully end Jones' suspension, which wiped out the entire 2007 season when he was with the Tennessee Titans. The Cowboys play their opener Sept. 7 in Cleveland.
"Commissioner Goodell told Jones that his continued participation in the NFL depends on demonstrating that he can conduct himself in a lawful and reliable manner," the league wrote in a statement. "Jones will be expected to continue the personal-conduct program established for him by the NFL and the Cowboys and to avoid further adverse involvement with law enforcement."
Jones could be in action as soon as today, the team's next organized practice.
Jones, an elite cornerback, has been arrested six times and been involved in 12 incidents requiring police intervention since being drafted by Tennessee in the first round in 2005.
The Cowboys traded draft picks for Jones in April and gave him a restructured contract that minimizes their risk.
In other NFL news:
* Denver released running back Travis Henry, saying his commitment to the team was in question.
* The New York Giants signed veteran free agent defensive end Renaldo Wynn, who played for New Orleans last season.
* Police investigators in Buffalo want to talk to Marshawn Lynch after examining the Bills' running back's vehicle, which allegedly struck and injured a pedestrian during a hit-and-run accident last weekend.
* New England signed offensive lineman Oliver Ross, a 10-year veteran who was sidelined last season.
* Texas Tech's
one of four Division I baseball coaches with more than 1,500 wins, has resigned. Hays, 63, was 1,509-860 at Tech. Former Tech player
will replace Hays.
* Jim Brown, the longest-tenured coach in Ohio State history, will step down a year from now after his 36th season as men's golf coach. Brown is the winningest active NCAA golf coach, with a career record of 5,609-1,791-43.
* Olympic gymnastics champion
the only athlete to win four gold medals at the 1960 Rome Olympics, has died. He was 76. He competed for the Soviet Union.
* U.S. defender Jonathan Spector will have surgery to repair a torn labrum in his right hip and will be sidelined 3 to 6 months, and will miss the Olympics.
* Italy soccer captain
will miss the European Championship after tearing ligaments in his right ankle during the team's first training session in Austria.