The Dallas Cowboys appear intent to let Byron Jones test the free-agent market. Here are the reasons why that’s best for all parties involved.
The Dallas Cowboys often find themselves in contract tussles, disputes, or kerfuffles. This is what big businessmen and entities like to call negotiations.
The main difference however in one of the most recent situations of the sort to be in front of the Cowboys is that this time it doesn’t revolve around the parties not being able to agree on the proper compensation for a player, such as Ezekiel Elliott last season and Dak Prescott currently.
This time, the scenario revolves around the actual worth and utility of the player to what the Cowboys want to do moving forward.
"“During a meeting that was characterized as amicable, there seemed to be a shared, underlying understanding that [Byron] Jones will hit free agency, a source said. Jones can begin negotiating contracts with other teams on March 16 … “"
While that doesn’t sound promising at all, it appears that they haven’t totally ruled out a reunion. Cowboys owner Jerry Jones would go on to call the balancing their current team roster including three of the top five free agents and the collective bargaining agreement a real challenge.
While Jerry Jones didn’t rule out that Byron Jones may be back to the Cowboys, it doesn’t seem likely. And there are three particular perspectives that explain why separation is inevitably and what’s best for each party involved. All three of them.