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Pacman on Cowboys: I was horrible, coaching was horrible, too

Bengals cornerback says he is playing his best football in a long time. Terry McCormick

Print This December 06, 2012, 07:52 AM EST
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As the Cincinnati Bengals prepare to face the Dallas Cowboys, Adam "Pacman" Jones told the Bengals website that both he and the coaching in Dallas back in 2008 were "horrible."

"I was horrible in Dallas and the coaching was horrible, too; from the top down," Jones said of the Cowboys, who were then coached by Wade Phillips with Dave Campo as Jones' position coach. "Zim (Mike Zimmer) is a demanding guy. He's a technique guy and with me being a raw athlete, that's the type of guy I need around me. The Zimmers, the Marvin Lewises, the guys that keep you grounded, that keep you in shape. Some guys get comfortable and let your technique lapse. These guys stay on you."

If anyone ever needed people to "stay on you," both on the field and off, it is Jones, who has more than a dozen police incidents to his credit, though he has reduced that number since coming to the Bengals in 2010.

Jones says he will be motivated to play well against the Cowboys, who took a chance on him in 2008 after his year-long suspension with the Tennessee Titans in 2007.

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