All About the Money
Jones joins other notable names that need contracts this offseason. Those names being wide receiver Amari Cooper and quarterback Dak Prescott. Because of that, Byron’s contract is going to be under the scope.
I look at Jones as a number one cornerback, but I wouldn’t consider him one of the better ones in the league yet. Because of this, I can see Byron wanting a little bit of a shorter-term deal to prove himself more and gaining a better contract.
As of right now, I can see Byron averaging around $10 million to $11 million. This would have him in the range of cornerback’s Bradley Roby and Casey Hayward.
The lowly cost will come along with a term along the lines of two or three years. The Cowboys’ tough cap situation has them looking to save as much room as they can with many contracts needing renewal.
A two-year contract at $20 million seems like a deal for Dallas to save some coin and for Jones to work on his ball skills a little more. His tackling and his coverage have been great, but he just needs that little touch to complete his play.
Once Jones starts catching a couple more balls, he will then be looked at as one of the better defensive backs in the league. Without a doubt, he is an impact player, and the Cowboys would miss him if he ends up walking this offseason.