It is all but official that Byron Jones will be playing for an NFL team in 2020 that is not the Dallas Cowboys. That will not be fun to watch, especially if his new squad is the Philadelphia Eagles. Such is the case with free agency.
There are a lot of interesting names set to become available when free agency kicks off this month (this month! we made it!) but the Cowboys have a lot of in-house deals to take care of before they can pay too much attention outside of their own building.
Dak Prescott and Amari Cooper aside, the Cowboys will obviously need to replace Byron Jones if and when he does leave. They will also have to fill other potential holes and one name has emerged for them, a solid veteran cornerback.
Chris Harris Jr. has been named as a potential Cowboys target
With all due respect to Chidobe Awuzie and Jourdan Lewis, a Byron-less Cowboys cornerback group isn’t exactly ready to go and start in 2020. Simply put, they are going to need help. Talent can be found by the way of someone like Chris Harris Jr. and, according to one Broncos insider, the Cowboys are interested.
Talking to league sources about #Broncos free agents. On @ChrisHarrisJr, there is interest from multiple teams, including Cowboys, Raiders, Texans, Jets and Lions. #Broncos’ stance continues to be to let Harris test market. There will be a market for him. #Denver7 pic.twitter.com/n4Tb2UeaSU— Troy Renck (@TroyRenck) March 2, 2020
Harris is from Oklahoma and has dipped a bit in terms of the elite production he had a few years ago that helped the Broncos win Super Bowl 50, but for the position that the Cowboys are going to be in at cornerback he is a perfect fit.
Harris finished the 2019 season as PFF’s 34th-best cornerback by overall grade, but he had the fourth-best run defense grade from them. Run defense is something that the Cowboys could certainly use.
What’s more is that, like many NFL players, Harris grew up a Cowboys fan. He has plenty of tweets to prove it.
Cowboys all day . Idgf what y'all think lol— Chris Harris (@ChrisHarrisJr) January 9, 2011
This makes a lot of sense. That probably means that it isn’t going to happen, right?