What should the Dallas Cowboys do about Byron Jones?
By Tyrone Starr
With all the deserved attention surrounding DeMarcus Lawrence, another Dallas Cowboys‘ defender also has a looming contract issue that could cause concern.
The Dallas Cowboys have a serious issue concerning one of their defensive pillars. You already know this. It’s just not the guy you think it is.
Yes, the Cowboys and defensive end DeMarcus Lawrence are playing a very high-priced game of chicken right now as it pertains to a long-term deal. Where they are currently at and where they need to be are two totally different places. That topic is for another column, however (spoiler alert: it’s coming shortly).
Today, however, we’re going to focus on the other defensive star with a soon-to-be looming contract issue. After the 2019 season commences, cornerback Byron Jones becomes a free agent. Many issues surround his future with the Dallas Cowboys. It’s my job to dissect those and offer an opinion based on pure facts for you, the reader. Let’s get to it.
There are a few obvious reasons why keeping Jones would be a very wise decision. First and foremost is the fact that he will be on the good side of his prime years. During the first month of the 2019 season, Jones will turn 27. All things considered, he likely has at least three to five good years left before he declines.
Another reason it would be a good idea to lock Jones in to a long-term deal revolves around how he has handled his time in Dallas. The Cowboys have not exactly done right by Jones as it pertains to allowing him to flourish. During his rookie season, he bounced back and forth between cornerback and safety.