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CB Byron Jones Named Best Player in Cowboys Camp

It's been a little over a week since the opened , but that's plenty of time for players to have stood out from their peers. The team's official website just released a list of the “Top 10 Players From Camp So Far,” and earned the distinction of being the best player of all.

This is a noteworthy achievement for Jones, who is converting back to CB after two full years at . The team elected to move him back to CB this as his body type and playing style fit what new Coach likes in his corners.

Byron played cornerback in his college days at Connecticut and became a first-round pick in 2015. He played both CB and S as a rookie and was fully converted to safety the following season.

Here's what the writing staff had to stay about Jones' performance so far in camp:

“We all wondered how the move from safety to corner would work for Jones and, so far, he's passed with flying colors… He is looking like the exact prototype Kris Richard had hoped for in having a big, long corner with great speed and length to swat the ball way.”

If Byron's move to CB continue to be a success, it gives the Cowboys arguably the deepest group of corners they've had in many years. Sophomores and were already exciting, and third-year reserve has exceeded expectations as a former sixth-round pick.

In fact, Awuzie was 5th on the same Top 10 list. Between him and Jones were franchise cornerstones in , Offensive , and .

For Jones to already be topping the list ahead of those players is big, especially for a player making a position switch. Of course, it helps that Byron had formative at corner.

Of course, bigger tests are coming. Jones will face better receivers from opposing teams than anyone on the Cowboys' roster this year.

But so far, so good for Byron Jones' move to cornerback. Hopefully it continues paying dividends come September.

Jess Haynie
Jess Haynie
Cowboys fan since 1992, blogger since 2011. Bringing you the objectivity of an outside perspective with the passion of a die-hard fan. I love to talk to my readers, so please comment on any article and I'll be sure to respond!

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