Cowboys expected to pick up Byron Jones’ 2019 option

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The Cowboys are changing Byron Jones‘ position this year and it looks like they hope to have him at cornerback for at least the next two seasons.

Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reports that the Cowboys are expected to exercise their option on Jones’ contract for the 2019 season. Teams must decide on the fifth-year options for 2015 first-round picks by May 3 and the options are guaranteed for injury only.

Jones was the 27th overall pick of the 2015 draft and played cornerback and safety as a rookie before moving to the latter position on a full-time basis. He started every game the last two seasons and picked up 130 tackles, two interceptions and two forced fumbles.

Now he’ll try to thrive at cornerback and make his case for a longer contract in the next couple of years.

5 responses to “Cowboys expected to pick up Byron Jones’ 2019 option

  1. Was always a better fit at corner. They tried too hard to make him a safety (where the Cowboys have been desperate for years at). He was doing a good job at corner until they made him wear multiple hats. The new Dcord that came over from Seattle, the first thing that he said is that “We are moving Jones back to corner”, glad he “seen” what we all seen.

  2. “ Better fit at corner “ ….I’m not so sure. If we
    are comparing it to his safety play then perhaps…
    But that is setting the bar very low. He avoids contact
    like it’s the plague…and gets lost in coverage ( see
    Packer playoff game ..)
    I will say it is very difficult to find talent at cb so
    maybe he can play in passing downs
    in the nickel or dime.

  3. Byron Jones is a very good player at both safety and CB. A cowboy safety is excepted to break up pass plays, be a good tackler, and an big hitter / enforcer. Jones is not that enforcer type. At CB you don’t have to be that enforcer.

  4. Byron is a really good cover guy, understands the defense, and the team lacked a true cover safety, which is why he was forced to play there the past two seasons. He will be much better as cb, which will allow him to use natural athleticism more, rather than highlighting his lack of phisicality as a fs. He will be joinning a crowded cb room, but who plays fs?

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