The Dallas Cowboys and Tennessee Titans agreed in principle on a trade on Wednesday for the suspended cornerback.
The agreement, which was first reported by ESPN's Ed Werder, was confirmed to The Associated Press by both teams.
There were so many loose ends that needed to be tied down that the trade was not finalized Thursday.
It might not happen Friday, either. Yet it seems likely to be settled by early afternoon Saturday, in time for the start of the NFL draft. Sources told Werder that Dallas will send its fourth-round pick (the 126th overall) in Saturday's draft to the Titans for Jones.
"We're still in the process of finalizing the trade papers, the contracts, so it's a very complicated process with Dallas, the NFL, the player, ourselves," Titans general manager Mike Reinfeldt said Thursday, according to The Associated Press. "So until that situation is finalized, we will not comment on it. However, as soon as it is finalized, we will have some type of get-together to address the situation in detail."
There are also conditions attached to the trade related to Jones being reinstated by NFL commissioner Roger Goodell and how much he plays for the Cowboys. If he plays a significant amount of time in 2008, the Titans will get an additional pick from the Cowboys in 2009.
If he doesn't get reinstated by the NFL, sources said the Cowboys get the Titans' fourth-round pick in 2009.
The agreement, which was first reported by ESPN’s Ed Werder, was confirmed to The Associated Press by both teams.