Byron Jones leaves no doubt he wants long-term deal in Dallas

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Byron Jones has played only one season as a full-time cornerback. He earned Pro Bowl honors and second-team All-Pro honors and made himself some money in the process.

Jones spent his first three seasons in Dallas mostly playing safety and not nearly as well as he played at cornerback in 2018.

The Cowboys picked up the fifth-year option on Jones’ contract for 2019 at $6.17 million, but they hope to sign him to a long-term deal during the offseason.

Jones said there is “no question” he hopes that happens.

“You’re not going to find a better, more well-ran organization than the Cowboys,” Jones said, via Jon Machota of the Dallas Morning News. “The fans are great; the weather’s great; the food’s great for me. I live right in the city, too, so I want nothing other than playing for the Dallas Cowboys.”

18 responses to “Byron Jones leaves no doubt he wants long-term deal in Dallas

  1. Fans, food, and weather make a well run organization??? HMMMM, thats funny I always thought a HC who knew what he was doing, a GM who understood the draft and salary cap, and an Owner who knew his place was to sign the checks and let the football minds do football stuff.

  2. This guy is nicknamed the senator for his on the field smarts. He’s a sharp dude and a good guy. This is a Garrett guy like many others. They’re building a great team the right way down in Dallas. Youngest playoff team in 31 years. Star up, boys.

  3. “You’re not going to find a better, more well-ran organization than the Cowboys,”

    Ok I admit as a Cowboys fan I giggled at this.

  4. Byron Jones is not the best CB in the league, he was not even the best on his team. He faltered late in the season. He gave up big plays. He also gave up costly flags at the wrong time. Chidobe Awuzie was actually better than him at the end of the season

  5. He’s earned his raise so why suck up to JJ/Cowboys buy saying They’re A Well Run Org.?

  6. Well-ran? I know what he meant but that’s pushing things a bit. Jones is happy because he knows he’ll be paid like a top ten corner after one good but not great year at the position.

  7. Let him play out the final year 6.1 is good value don’t over pay for 1 year of starting at cb.

  8. Let’s see how he feels when he has to share the cap pie with Dak, Zeke, Cooper, Lawrence, etc. In 2 years, Cowboys in cap hell like the old days.

  9. This is a brutally tough call for the Cowboys. While clearly finding
    a home as a comer, Jones still has some issues. He was great in coverage
    for most of the year, towards the end of the season, he seemed to slip
    back into some of his prior season problems.
    He got beat a few times for big scores and as always was extremely soft
    against the run. He also had some mental breakdowns at the wrong time
    including a personal foul on a 3rd and forever, when he smacked the
    Opposing Wr in the face, giving up a first down, when the Cowboys Defense
    needed to get oof the field,
    Bottom line the Cowboys will have to step up and pay despite the fact that Jones
    was essentially horrible for 3 years and great foe one. Part of the blame rests with
    the coaching staff who moved Jones around only to realize he is a corner not a safety.
    If the Cowboys can strengthen the defensive line this signing may be easier to do.
    A truly strong d- line with Lawrence and a stronger interior would help the d-backs,
    Finally as to the d-line, after seeing Randy Gregory get pancaked time after time against
    the Rams, the front office needs to know that it has to pair Lawrence with a true top
    defensive end. Gregory can perhaos be a third down rusher, but he is just not good enough
    at this time to be a full time top defensive end.
    The Cowboys are closing in on a good defense but if they stay the same on the d-line they will
    never get to the Super Bowl.

  10. Sign him now. The dude is a freak athlete. He broke the real Olympic record for standing long jump at the NFL underwear Olympics. Good to see good things happening for good people.

  11. With Dak and Elliot getting ready for extensions (now Jones and Cooper) and soon others (Jaylon Smith, etc), the Cowboys will be in cap hell soon. Their window to win is now but they still lack the horses to get over the top. Give them credit though for drafting talent.

  12. He wants a big money contract where he’s playing and having success. Who could have predicted this? It surprised me.

  13. “”s1dew1nder1 says:
    January 26, 2019 at 2:54 am

    Let’s see how he feels when he has to share the cap pie with Dak, Zeke, Cooper, Lawrence, etc. In 2 years, Cowboys in cap hell like the old days.””

    The Cowboys have managed the cap and draft very well for nearly a decade. In fact, they will have approximately $54.6 million in cap room to take care of their own free agents and add mid-range talent for debt as well. It’s better to do some homework before posting information that is not factual.

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