- The Washington Times - Tuesday, June 3, 2008

Terrell Owens and the Dallas Cowboys agreed last night to a three-year contract extension worth about $27 million, according to a person close to the negotiations who asked to remain anonymous because it hasn’t been announced.

The key to the deal may not be the length or even the money, which is close to what Randy Moss received.

The best part: Owens will not be playing out the final year of his contract, eliminating a potentially explosive topic from a team that needs its attention on ending an 11-season drought without a playoff win.

Word of Owens’ deal came a few hours after the Cowboys got other good news: NFL commissioner Roger Goodell is allowing suspended cornerback Adam “Pacman” Jones to join the club all the way up to the regular season and will decide by Sept. 1 whether Jones can be fully reinstated.

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.

BRONCOS: Denver released running back Travis Henry, saying his commitment to the team was in question.

“We did not feel his commitment to the Broncos was enough to warrant a spot on this football team,” coach Mike Shanahan said in a written statement. “Although Travis has the ability to be one of the top running backs in the NFL, we have to make decisions that are in the best interests of our organization and its goal of winning a Super Bowl.”

GIANTS: Former Redskins defensive end Renaldo Wynn signed with New York, reuniting with Tom Coughlin, his former coach during five seasons with the Jaguars.

BILLS: Police investigators want to talk to Marshawn Lynch after examining the Buffalo Bills running back’s vehicle, which allegedly struck and injured a pedestrian during a hit-and-run accident last weekend.

Buffalo Police Department spokesman Michael DeGeorge said that investigators have attempted to contact Lynch and his lawyer. DeGeorge wouldn’t go into specifics, but stressed that no charges have been filed and added police are still attempting to determine who was inside the 2008 Porsche SUV when the accident occurred, early Saturday morning.

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