It is the year 2020 and Byron Jones is the highest-paid cornerback in the National Football League.
The Miami Dolphins will be the team writing checks to Byron for the foreseeable future as the Dallas Cowboys saw him depart in free agency. This obviously leaves cornerback as a huge need for the Cowboys entering the 2020 NFL Draft, but relying simply on that wouldn’t exactly be the best idea.
In an effort to be totally prepared the Cowboys signed cornerback Maurice Canady when free agency first began. If you thought Maurice was the only veteran that they would add to the group then think again. There is a new cornerback in town.
The Cowboys have signed CB Saivion Smith
We have spoken here at BTB about how the Cowboys should add veteran cornerback depth before any team gets on the clock in less than two weeks. It appears that they have listened. The Cowboys have signed cornerback Saivion Smith.
The @dallascowboys signed free agent CB Saivion Smith (Alabama) on Friday.— Dallas Cowboys Public Relations (@DallasCowboysPR) April 10, 2020
Saivion Smith entered the 2019 NFL Draft after his junior season at the University of Alabama (after transferring twice). There were many that thought he was leaving the Crimson Tide too early, and unfortunately he went undrafted. He ultimately signed with the Jacksonville Jaguars before being cut before the season began.
It is possible that you spent part of this spring watching the XFL that was unfortunately suspended on Friday. Saivion was part of the Houston Roughnecks team in that league that did not lose a single game.
CB Saivion Smith with a #pick6 for a 38-yard interception return, Alabama leads 40-0 with 6:44 left in the first half.— Alabama Crimson Tide | BamaInsider.com (@bamainsider) September 8, 2018
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This seems like a depth move for the Cowboys as they prepare for the draft. Adding both Maurice Canady and Saivion Smith shouldn’t stop them from drafting a cornerback with the 17th overall pick if they feel so inclined to do so, but obviously a lot of that depends on who is available.
Welcome aboard, Saivion.