Adam "Pacman" Jones is one step closer to playing for the Dallas Cowboys.
Commissioner Roger Goodell notified Jones on Monday that he may participate in organized team activities with the Dallas Cowboys, including training camp and preseason games. The limited re-instatement is effective immediately.
"This limited re-instatement is a step in the process," Cowboys owner Jerry Jones said in a statement. "Adam is aware of the things that need to be done in order to take the next step."
Jones could be in action as soon as Tuesday, the team's next organized practice. The Cowboys are scheduled to have OTAs through Thursday, and will hold minicamp from June 17-19.
Jones was suspended without pay in April of 2007 for the entire season for numerous violations of the NFL's personal conduct policy. He's been arrested six times and has been involved in 12 incidents requiring police intervention.
The Cowboys acquired the Jones from the Tennessee Titans in April for a fourth-round pick in the 2008 NFL Draft and a sixth-rounder in next year's draft. The trade includes provisions that the Cowboys would get back a fourth-round pick in 2009 if Pacman isn't fully reinstated, or a fifth-rounder if he returns then gets punished again.
Goodell, who met with Jones following the NFL Spring Meeting in Atlanta, has repeatedly said he would review the case before training camp. In a letter to Jones, Goodell wrote that a final determination on his reinstatement for the 2008 regular season will be made by Sept. 1.
Goodell told Jones that his continued participation in the NFL depends on demonstrating that he can conduct himself in a lawful and reliable manner.
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 was the sixth overall pick and the first defensive player chosen in the 2005 NFL Draft. He has started 28 of 30 games at cornerback, and set career-highs with 62 tackles, one sack and four interceptions in 2006. Jones, who is expected to make his biggest impact with the Cowboys on special teams, led the NFL in punt returns totaling 34 returns for 440 yards (12.9 average) and tied for the league lead with three return touchdowns.
The Associated Press contributed to this report