Report: Raiders expected to pursue cornerback Byron Jones in free agency

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With priorities firmly set on Dak Prescott and Amari Cooper for the Dallas Cowboys, cornerback Byron Jones is set to hit the free agent market when free agency begins in two weeks.

According to Vincent Bonsignore of the Las Vegas Review-Journal, the Las Vegas Raiders will be among the teams looking to pursue Jones once he becomes available.

Despite re-signing Nevin Lawson to a one-year extension in January, a pursuit of Jones would indicate a strong desire by the Raiders for improved play at cornerback. Trayvon Mullen had a solid rookie season as well in 10 starts for the Raiders last year. However, the Raiders allowed 256.7 passing yards per game, ranking 25th in the league, and gave up 33 passing touchdowns, which tied for fourth worst with the Houston Texans and Detroit Lions.

Jones has missed just one game in five seasons for the Cowboys and started all but six games during his tenure with the team.

The Raiders are also thought to have interest in Denver Broncos cornerback Chris Harris Jr. as well.

4 responses to “Report: Raiders expected to pursue cornerback Byron Jones in free agency

  1. The last time the Raiders signed a CB from Dallas was Larry Brown, buyer beware.

  2. The irony if we signed Jones because Dallas need the money to pay for Cooper.
    Great to hear we’re looking at quality players that will made our D way better than last season.

  3. Love my Raiders but what FA CB is going to want to go to a team where your holding and pass interference calls will increase by 400% . Just ask Gareon Conley how he feels about that.

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