Jones considering adding trouble receiver to Ring of Honor

Tuesday, August 22nd 2000, 12:00 am
By: News On 6

(Houston-AP) -- Jerry Jones says he is considering adding a troubled wide receiver to the Ring of Honor around Texas Stadium.

No, not Michael Irvin, but Jones' choice could open the door for the former Pro Bowl in and out of trouble former receiver In an interview with the Houston Chronicle, Jones says he is thinking about adding former wide recover Bob Hayes.

What could earn Hayes, who played for Dallas from 1965 to 1974, is the 21 Cowboys records he owns or is tied for.

Among his records, Hayes is third in career touchdowns with 76, behind running backs Emmitt Smith and Tony Dorsett, third in seasons leading in receiving yards with five, and third in seasons leading the team in touchdowns with four.

What could keep him out is a post-Cowboys drug conviction that landed him in jail for ten months and three trips to rehabilitation for drug and alcohol abuse.

Jones says Hayes' record on the field is more important that his record off the field.

As far as Irvin -- who won three Super Bowls with the Cowboys, but also tarnished the team's with a 1996 arrest for cocaine possession -- Jones says it is too early to consider him.