Robert Quinn over Byron Jones?
Now, this rumor has been spreading like wildfire over the past few weeks and I’m pretty sure you can figure out where it came from too, the Jones’s. But what reason would they leak this out you might ask well I’ll tell you. I believe the plan is to build up the market for the older Quinn to get a compensatory pick next season and sign Jones to a long term deal.
Now, this may seem crazy to the people who believe all of the rumblings that the Dallas Cowboys don’t have the cap space to pay Prescott, Cooper, and Jones, another false rumor, the Cowboys have plenty of space and have the ability to create more if they needed too.
The reason I believe this is what Jerry Jones is trying to do is simple, Byron Jones’s ability to take away half of the field is something that Jerry Jones is not going to let hit the open market and potentially come back to bite him later.
You don’t normally find 6-foot, 205-pound cornerback with the ability to match up with speedy receivers and match up with and hold his own physically with the bigger and stronger receivers like Julio Jones and Michael Thomas. Byron Jones has that ability and if he were to hit the open market it would be tough finding a replacement who can produce as he has over the last two season at cornerback for the Cowboys.
It’s easier to find another pass rusher as they did with Quinn either in the draft which is loaded with talent this season or even in free agency.
Survey Says: This is likely just a smokescreen.