The Cowboys entered training camp with two of their most important players, three to some degree, on the PUP list. That’s never ideal, but it’s hardly cause for major concern.
Last week, a lot of concern over this was soothed when the team activated DeMarcus Lawrence and Tyrone Crawford off of the PUP list. With the regular season approaching so quickly, the sooner the better with these types of situations which is how everybody felt with the other major player still on the list... Byron Jones.
Fret no more. According to ESPN’s Todd Archer, the Cowboys are set to activate Jones off of the PUP list on Monday. Celebrate.
Last week, the Cowboys activated defensive linemen DeMarcus Lawrence and Tyrone Crawford from the physically unable to perform list. Today, the plan is for cornerback Byron Jones to be activated off PUP. Jones, who was a Pro Bowler last season, had surgery on his hip in March and did not take part in the offseason program, minicamp or training camp but the Cowboys belief all along had been that he would be available to play in the Sept. 8 season opener against the New York Giants.
The Cowboys defense played very well last Saturday during the dress rehearsal against the Houston Texans. No matter how great they play this preseason, it’s always welcome to see a player of Byron Jones’ caliber returning.
Dallas opens their season two Sundays from now against the New York Giants. Obviously anything can happen between now and then but it seems like Byron Jones is close to being 100% ready to roll.
That’s very good news.