Jumpman becomes Cashman: Dallas Cowboys must sign Byron Jones

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Byron Jones #31 of the Dallas Cowboys
Byron Jones #31 of the Dallas Cowboys (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images) /

Having a number one corner is great. Having a hybrid that can play both speedsters and tough guys is amazing. The Dallas Cowboys should re-sign Byron Jones.

He is fast enough to keep up with the speedy receivers. He is athletic enough to cover the big tight ends. This is the mighty Byron “Jumpman” Jones.

The Dallas Cowboys‘ number one cornerback’s contract is up this offseason. For the sake of retaining a solid defensive back core, he needs to be resigned. For how long and for how much is up to debate.

Jumpman Jumps on the Radar

Heading into the 2015 draft combine, Connecticut defensive back Byron Jones wasn’t predicted to be drafted within the first two rounds. He was coming out of a small school and was not being recognized all that much. He had also ended his draft year season short due to a shoulder injury.

Come to the draft combine, scouts were still unsure about how he may perform. He did not take part in the 40-yard dash or the bench press but managed to take part in the five other events.

He took the combine by storm after placing first amongst all players in the 60-yard shuttle and broke the record for the broad jump. He also placed second in the vertical jump and third in the 20-yard shuttle event.

During the combine, he caught the eye of many NFL scouts and rightfully so. After not being all that sought after before the combine, the Dallas Cowboys drafted him 27th overall in the 2015 draft.

This was all mainly because of the unbelievable athleticism he had shown in the combine. Although being a great athlete does not always mean you will be a great football player, owner Jerry Jones, and co. took the risk and it has paid off.