Byron Jones
Byron Jones
27-Year-Old CornerbackCB
Dallas Cowboys
2019 Fantasy Outlook
Jones' shift to cornerback under new secondary coach Kris Richard was a huge success in every way. The fourth-year DB used his size and elite athleticism to became a shutdown monster, and while he didn't record an interception - largely because teams stopped throwing his way much as the season progressed - his 14 passes defended were a career high. After undergoing hip surgery in the offseason, Jones should be 100 percent by training camp and later a key part of the Cowboys defense in 2019. Read Past Outlooks
$Signed a four-year, $8.6 million contract with the Cowboys in June of 2015. Cowboys exercised $6.27 million team option for 2019 in April of 2018.
Suits up Sunday night
CBDallas Cowboys
October 20, 2019
Jones (hamstring) is active for Sunday night's game against the Eagles, Calvin Watkins of The Dallas Morning News reports.
Jones has started every game this season for Dallas and keeps his streak intact. He has 20 tackles (14 solo) and three passes defensed on the year.
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Measurables Review
How do Byron Jones' measurables compare to other cornerbacks?
This section compares his draft workout metrics with players at the same position. The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that metric and it would be considered average.
6' 0"
205 lbs
40-Yard Dash
4.43 sec
Shuttle Time
3.94 sec
Cone Drill
6.78 sec
Vertical Jump
44.5 in
Broad Jump
147 in
Hand Length
10.00 in
Arm Length
32.00 in
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
Jones put together another solid season as a safety in 2017, scoring his first career touchdown and recording his second straight 80-tackle campaign, but his numbers still seemed somewhat disappointing given his first-round pedigree and off-the-charts athleticism. Rather than try again, the Cowboys will move the 25-year-old back to cornerback this season, where his size could make him a prototypical press corner for new secondary coach and former Legion of Boom mastermind Kris Richard. Jones' IDP production will almost certainly slip with the position change, but he could make a bigger impact on the Dallas defense if Richard can mold him into a physical, shut-down defender on the outside.
Listed generally as a corner, Jones should see the majority of his time at safety in a Dallas defense that lost Barry Church and J.J. Wilcox in free agency -- a longtime starter and longtime top backup, respectively. Jones theoretically might have untapped upside given that he possesses almost Olympic-quality athleticism, but even if he makes no improvements from here, he should have solid IDP utility after totaling 88 tackles and an interception last year. Particularly with Church and Wilcox gone, the potential for improved tackle production seems quite plausible.
The Cowboys made full use of Jones' versatility last year, moving him between corner and safety as team need and game situation dictated, and while the lack of a defined starting role limited his production the rookie still managed 66 tackles in 16 games. Heading into 2016, Jones is expected to be the full-time free safety and while that role likely won't come with the kind of tackle numbers routinely put up by teammate Barry Church, Jones has the speed and world-class athleticism to pull down what could be the first of many NFL interceptions in his career.
Jones showed incredible athleticism at the Scouting Combine after a productive college career for Connecticut, and is expected to compete for a starting spot at cornerback after being selected with the 27th overall pick in the 2015 draft
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Expected to play Week 7
CBDallas Cowboys
October 20, 2019
Jones (hamstring) is expected to play Sunday night against the Eagles, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.
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Questionable for Week 7
CBDallas Cowboys
October 18, 2019
Jones (hamstring) is listed as questionable for Sunday's divisional match against the Eagles, Jon Machota of The Athletic reports.
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Sitting out practice Wednesday
CBDallas Cowboys
October 16, 2019
Jones (hamstring) didn't participate in Wednesday's practice, Michael Gehlken of The Dallas Morning News reports.
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Leaves Sunday's game
CBDallas Cowboys
October 13, 2019
Jones was forced out of Sunday's game against the Jets with a hamstring injury, Rob Phillips of the Cowboys' official site reports.
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Looks healthy in Week 2
CBDallas Cowboys
September 16, 2019
Jones recorded eight tackles and a pass defended in Sunday's win over Washington.
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