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Cowboys working out former second-round safety ahead of Dolphins game

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Cowboys working out former second-round defensive back.

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Ahead of their week three matchup against the Miami Dolphins, with the injury to Xavier Woods and after missing out on the Minkah Fitzpatrick sweepstakes, the Cowboys are turning to free agency to look to improve their defensive back group.

Dallas is hosting former second-round defensive back, Josh Jones, for a workout on Tuesday, according to Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network.

Jones, 24, was a two-year player with the Green Bay Packers after being drafted with the 61st overall pick in the 2017 NFL Draft out of N.C. State. Jones, in two seasons with the Packers, played in 29 games (starting 12), had one interception, seven passes defended, 100 tackles, and three sacks. He was released ahead of the start of the season after the Packers signed their starting safety, Adrian Amos, in free agency.

Jones was a good player coming out of N.C. State, and has done some nice things since entering the NFL. He is primarily a strong safety that can also play some sub-package linebacker, and cover out of the slot as well. Jones brings intriguing size, athleticism, and physicality to the table, and would likely be a key special teams player as well. This is an interesting workout for a guy that was once highly regarded around the NFL just two years ago.