8. Adam "Pac-Man" Jones

The Dallas Cowboys knew Adam "Pac-Man" Jones might be trouble, but owner Jerry Jones decided to take the chance on the talented cornerback with a penchant for assault, booze, drugs and patronizing a Las Vegas strip club when a lot of gunplay was going on. Jerry's trust in Pac-Man waned in 2008, his first and only season here. He got into an altercation inside the bathroom of the Joule hotel downtown, punching a man in the face that October. No charges were filed. Oh, and the man happened to be the bodyguard who the Cowboys hired to keep tabs on Pac-Man in the first place.

9. The White House

It was known as the "White House," a two-story brick residence in Irving where big-time Cowboys like Irvin and Newton allegedly came to play. Rather than risk being identified at a hotel, the White House became a place where sex, drugs and rock and roll could proceed in anonymity. But in the aftermath of Irvin's 1996 bust, the house got outed by a not-so-confidential informant who sold secretly recorded footage to the media. Despite books detailing rampant drug use and group sex, somehow the cops never found time to stop by.

10. Erik Williams

Former offensive tackle and three-time Super Bowler Erik Williams almost lost his career and his life on October 24, 1994, when he crashed into a guardrail while speeding in his Mercedes 600SL. He was charged with DWI and sentenced to two years probation. In the next two years, Williams would be cleared of rape allegations twice: The first involved the alleged sexual assault of 17-year-old girl at his home; the second, in 1996, involved a 23-year-old woman who accused Williams of rape, while Michael Irvin allegedly held a gun to her head. The woman later recanted and was charged with perjury.

11. Lance Rentzel

After former Cowboys wide receiver Lance Rentzel was busted in 1966 for exposing himself to a young girl at a playground in Minnesota, the Vikings traded him to Dallas. No matter that Rentzel was married to Joey Heatherton, one of the most beautiful actresses in Hollywood; four years later, he exposed himself to a 10-year-old girl in University Park. He was then traded to the Los Angeles Rams where he would (post divorce) date Victoria Principal, who would become Pamela Barnes Ewing in the hit TV series Dallas.

12. Dwayne Goodrich

While driving down I-35 at Walnut Hill Lane in his BMW 745i after stopping by two strip clubs (The Lodge and Silver City Cabaret), former Dallas cornerback Dwayne Goodrich struck three Good Samaritans. He killed two and severely injured another. Charged with two counts of manslaughter, a jury found him guilty in August 2003 of the lesser offense of criminally negligent homicide and sentenced him to seven-and-a-half years in the pen. A judge later tacked on five more years for failure to stop and render aid. Goodrich comes up for parole in 2011. Upon his release, he hopes to become a motivational speaker

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Jmcar44
Jmcar44

Why didn't you list some of the trangressions of the Caucasian players? It's not like there weren't any

Sam_Merten
Sam_Merten

Along with Rentzel, Switzer's also a honkey. Just who, exactly, do you feel like I missed whose incidents were more noteworthy?

fgoodwin
fgoodwin

And in true multi-ethnic fashion, you included Rafael Septien. So other than the Colin Ridgeway murder, I think you covered the bases.

Ooops, how about Mark Tuinei?

Re_nvster
Re_nvster

lance rentzel........white? you dumb a...

Jobu2230
Jobu2230

Cool story idea. Just one question about the graphic: No. 12 says Dwayne Goodrich's incident occurred on I-35, which I believe is accurate. However, the graphic has No. 12 on the Dallas North Tollway.

Sam_Merten
Sam_Merten

Nice catch. The graphic is incorrect. The blurb is accurate.

Im a Cowboy Fan
Im a Cowboy Fan

You forgot to mention the time Toni Fritsch got busted for illegal possession of Austrian Goulash.

Scott R
Scott R

When was the last time the DO wrote anything positive about Dallas? In fact, when was the last time the DO wrote anyting positive about anything?

Antiqcoll11
Antiqcoll11

Irvin was the worst, and got away with it !!!!

Bob#10
Bob#10

while all of this is not good, it sounds like you are looking for your 15mins of fame. everyone has their lowest times in life and when you have yours remember your 15mins of fame you shared with everyone. those without sin throw the first stone. good luck my brother! carma

joco1141
joco1141

now if they weren't sports stars what would have happened to them

Topticktx
Topticktx

This is the last time I read this rag- trashing our team the week we host a super bowl? Go away.

Martha9952
Martha9952

Sam, you're a jerk for writing this article. Let me guess...you're no Cowboy fan? I'm sure you're no angel, either...just not famous enough for anyone to write or read an article about your worst moments.

Sam_Merten
Sam_Merten

I'm actually a big Cowboys fan. And, sure, I'm no angel either, as you say. But I haven't been busted with illegal drugs, beat my wife, molested a 10-year-old girl or killed two people. So I've got that going for me, which is nice.

Martha9952
Martha9952

Sam, sorry but I believe your motives were entirely self serving. No fan would use the team's good name to grab attention and then in true tabloid fashion, detail nothing but the criminal behavior of an extremely small percentage of it's players, especially during the week that Dallas was hosting the Super Bowl. I'm no rabid Cowboys fan myself, but I know a cheap shot when I see one.

CeeCee
CeeCee

Try some Korean BBQ Tacos at Goghee To Go. They're new and they are good!

Curious
Curious

Where was the "White House" in Irving? Anybody know?

Cwillis
Cwillis

Dude, it's "Tourist's" (apostrophe s)

BigEd
BigEd

Yeah and those are just the ones we know about!

Thomasnortjington
Thomasnortjington

wow - that's a lot of crap to ring up in 50 years of a franchise. say 55 players on the roster per year and 50 years there's over 2,000 players to have worn the uniform.

http://www.dallascowboys.com

grandAve
grandAve

2,750 by my math but many players would of course be on the roster for several years in a row. 2,000 seems a fair estimate.

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