Dallas Cowboys 2015 Offseason Robbery

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Aug 13, 2015; San Diego, CA, USA; Dallas Cowboys cornerback Byron Jones (31) drops into coverage during the first quarter against the San Diego Chargers in a preseason NFL football game at Qualcomm Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jake Roth-USA TODAY Sports

Byron Jones

In the first round of the 2015 NFL Draft, the Dallas Cowboys selected corner/safety Byron Jones. A 6’1″, 200 pounds, Jones is an athlete, running a 4.3 40 and having a vertical leap of 44.5 inches. He’s also versatile, having converted from safety to corner while at the University of Connecticut.

And right away in training camp, the Cowboys started using him in both areas of the secondary. Safety was considered to be a weak spot on the Cowboys defense so they had to give him a look  there. He was also slotted to play some dime corner behind Orlando Scandrick, Brandon Carr and Morris Claiborne.

Then Scandrick was lost for the season with a knee injury, moving Jones up a spot in corner rotation. Jones is a better cover man than J.J. Wilcox and the Cowboys could use that at free safety too. So there’s no telling how exactly the Cowboys plan to use Jones but he will be an important part of the secondary.

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