Dallas Cowboys Setting Things Up For Another Super Bowl Run


May has been a busy month for the Dallas Cowboys as they’ve done plenty of adjusting to the roster. Recently, cornerback Orlando Scandrick was re-signed to a one-year contract extension. Around that same time, defensive end Randy Gregory made his four-year contract official.

It’s safe to say owner and general manager Jerry Jones is maneuvering the pieces on his chess board to obtain another taste of Super Bowl victory. There’s a healthy balance on this team and things are just heating up. The rookies are excited and the veterans are thriving off the energy from last year. Be very afraid.

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Now that offensive tackle La’el Collins has also signed his way on board, there’s a member of the newest “big three” the world is waiting for. To date, cornerback Byron Jones hasn’t put his signature on the dotted line but I assume that’ll be accomplished sooner than later.

Jones is stacked with potential. He was the first-round pick and an all-around good guy. So what’s the hold up?

I don’t have an answer for that but I can tell you he’s in the perfect position to join the squad. Jones has been impressing the veterans more and more with each workout. He’s proving that he wants it just as bad as they do.

"“I’m going to perform my best regardless if I’m the last guy picked, the first guy picked, free agent or tryout guy. I’m going to give it all I got; that’s all I know how to do.” – Byron Jones to Dallas Morning News"

Byron Jones hasn’t gotten as much attention as Gregory and Collins has since the draft but that’s doesn’t mean we aren’t watching him. Veteran corner Brandon Carr described Jones as a sponge in rookie minicamp. Carr is serving as a mentor for the newly drafted Cowboy while his own contract is the topic of discussion.

Jones has an advantage because he’s capable of playing either corner or safety. Leading up to the draft, he had a chance to work out with safety J.J. Wilcox in Florida. Even though Jones will be starting at corner, the possibility of playing the alternative isn’t far-fetched.

"“I loved working with him. He actually stayed out there longer than I did [catching passes] on the Jugs machine, so I knew he was going to be a great player. It was a great pickup for us. I’m glad he’s on my team.” – J.J. Wilcox to Dallas Morning News"

With Byron Jones coming in, what does this mean for cornerback Morris Claiborne? The veteran is recovering from surgery on dual patellar tendons. In that condition, the chances of him being ready for training camp or Week One are looking extremely slim. Jones could definitely more instrumental in the secondary at this point.

What the Dallas Cowboys are doing right now is putting a team in place that’ll mirror the success of the team of the 90s. Quarterback Tony Romo has the missing pieces of the winning puzzle and the time has come to make that run.

Between the zeal of the rookies and the hunger of the veterans, the ‘Boys are destined to go after the division title again and much more. Continue to earn the Star, Byron. It looks good on you and you’re a good fit for the team.

Go Cowboys.

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