The Dallas Cowboys have all but guaranteed they won’t be bringing Byron Jones back in 2020. With that being the case, here are 5 potential draft replacements
A former first-round pick out of Connecticut back in 2015, Byron Jones is all but done with his Dallas Cowboys career. The front office has made it known that Jones won’t be receiving a mega-deal this offseason but other reports have suggested that he will have no problem securing a market-setting contract once free agency does officially open.
With him exiting, that leaves Dallas with Chidobe Awuzie and Jourdan Lewis as the top two corners. Awuzie has been a starter for some time and has had his ups and downs whereas Lewis was held back some by Kris Richard who preferred more size on the outside — which is where Lewis excels.
There’s a good chance Lewis can become an even better player than we have seen but Awuzie would need to take a huge step forward in order to be trusted as the No. 1 guy full-time. With that being an unknown, the Cowboys should be looking at the 2020 NFL Draft for a replacement for Jones. And with that being said, here are the five most likely replacements for Dallas.
Notable Omissions: Trevon Diggs, Alabama, Noah Igbinoghene, Auburn
Two names missing that could be in the mix are Trevon Diggs from Alabama and Noah Igbinoghene out of Auburn. Diggs has great hands considering he was once a wide receiver as well as NFL bloodlines. He could also be a player to slip some, meaning Dallas could fill another massive need in Round 1 and get Diggs during the second night of the draft.
Igbinoghene is another converted receiver and is known for his physicality. He’s also a bit of an investment pick with minimal experience at corner — although what he has shown so far has been impressive. He should only get better.