The Dallas Cowboys have a lot of work to do this offseason, and it’s likely going to be very expensive. There are a number of free agents that the Cowboys will have to get re-signed, and if and when they do that, it remains to be seen just how much shopping they’ll do for players coming from other teams. You can see every soon-to-be Cowboys free agent right here.
Stephen Jones met with the media on Tuesday out at the Senior Bowl and when he did he noted that Dak Prescott and Amari Cooper are priorities numbers one and two, respectively, for the team. That’s fair, but that means that Byron Jones is at the highest number three.
While Jones was addressing this other things were obviously going on around him and according to Pro Football Network’s Tony Pauline, they may have included the aforementioned Byron Jones. Pauline noted that the Philadelphia Eagles are expected to go after cornerbacks hard in free agency and that Byron Jones could be a name they target.
Philadelphia Eagles set to aggressively pursue a CB in free agency
Word here in Mobile is that the Philadelphia Eagles will go hard after a cornerback in free agency. Chris Harris and Byron Jones are two of the names being thrown around, but I expect the Eagles to turn over every rock in free agency in an attempt to fill the position.
Byron Jones has played very well for the Cowboys since transitioning to cornerback full time ahead of the 2018 season. It remains to be seen just how highly the Cowboys will value their former first-round pick.
Jones didn’t put forth the stellar campaign of 2018 during this most recent season, but he was still very good. What’s more is that he is a free agent and in situations like these players are generally overpaid (this is said with no disrespect for Jones). If the Eagles are intending to be aggressive, with the Cowboys having to focus so much attention and money on Prescott and Cooper, it stands to reason that they could lose their cornerback to Philadelphia or someone else.
Poaching a prominent player away from the Cowboys by the Eagles has happened fairly recently as everybody remembers the DeMarco Murray incident of five years ago. Coincidentally, it was just after that free agency period when the Cowboys drafted Jones.
Seeing him end up an Eagle would be a bitter pill to swallow.