Dallas Cowboys add former second-round Packers safety to practice squad
The Dallas Cowboys have added a former second-round safety for the Green Bay Packers to their practice squad after an injury suffered by Kavon Frazier.
Not only did the Dallas Cowboys suffer their first loss of the season against the New Orleans Saints on Sunday, but they lost one of their core special teams players to boot. Safety Kavon Frazier suffered a season-ending pectoral injury, which has now landed him on Injured Reserve.
In Frazier’s place, the Cowboys have promoted wide receiver Ventell Bryant from the practice squad. Undrafted out of Temple earlier this year, the 6-foot-3, 200-pound receiver is expected to pick up the slack on special teams. Bryant racked up 51 receptions for 690 yards and three touchdowns in 13 games for the Owls as a senior.
With an open slot available on their practice squad due to Bryant’s promotion to the active roster, the Cowboys elected to sign former Green Bay Packers safety Josh Jones to the team. A former second-round selection by the Packers in 2017, Jones started 13 games over his first two seasons in Green Bay.
But the 6-foot-2, 200-pound safety attempted to force a trade this offseason opting to skip voluntary OTAs session in the midst of a coaching regime change, the addition of rookie first-round safety Darnell Savage and free agent Adrian Amos, plus the possibility of a position change to linebacker.
The Packers waived 25-year old Jones in late August and he’s been looking for a new NFL home ever since. Now, the third-year safety has landed on the Cowboys practice squad after reported visits with the New England Patriots, the Minnesota Vikings, the Buffalo Bills, and the Detroit Lions.
Coming out of North Carolina State, Jones was considered to have the traits required to become a solid NFL starter after putting on an outstanding performance at the NFL Combine. But there were some questions about his ability to be a consistent tackler and his lack of disciplined play.
During his two seasons in Green Bay, Josh Jones recorded a total of 126 tackles, 3.0 sacks, seven pass defends, and one interception in 29 game appearances. The Dallas Cowboys just so happen to be playing the Packers this Sunday, October 6th, at AT&T Stadium with kickoff scheduled for 3:25 p.m. CDT.