Dallas Cowboys owner and general manager announced he is in contact with NFL commissioner Roger Goodell so the Cowboys can pursue former Atlanta Falcons quarterback Michael Vick for the 2009 season.
But there’s no 12-step program for NFL owner stupidity, so Cowboys fans can look forward to a tumultuous offseason again.
Vick is serving a 23-month jail sentence in Leavenworth, Kan. on federal dog fighting charges. He is expected to be released in July.
Vick pleaded guilty in August 2007 to the charge, admitting that he bankrolled the operation known as “Bad Newz Kennels” which was based on his property rural Virginia.
Evidence in the case showed he was involved in disturbing details of the operation, including killing dogs by drowning, beating and electrocution.
The Atlanta Falcons announced Friday they were going to trade Vick’s rights to any willing team.
“He’s a shifty running quarterback with a past, and I’m an owner who believes on taking chances on players that would have trouble getting a job anywhere else in society,” Jones said.
Jones did sign notorious gun nut Tank Johnson after the Chicago Bears waived him in 2007 because of a drunken driving charge in Arizona. Johnson was later acquitted.
Jones did sign former Tennessee safety and namesake Adam “Pacman” Jones after he was suspended for a year by commissioner Goodell for conduct unbecoming an NFL player.
Pacman Jones was waived earlier this month after he was involved in two off-field incidents, one of which may have included crossing streams in a urinal in a Dallas hotel restroom.
“I keep hoping their badness will translate into good play on the field,” Jerry Jones said. “So far, I’ve gotten one sack and about 10 yards of punt returns, but I think Vick can really turn it around and help lead the Cowboys back to the Super Bowl.”