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Could Byron Jones Be Working Out With Barry Church’s Replacement?

A freakishly athletic UCONN who put the whole world on notice at the .

Yes, that sentence relates perfectly to current Cowboys safety , who continued to improve in year two and looks to be a staple in the back-end of the Cowboys for years to come.

It also relates to another safety, however, who could find himself playing along side Jones for the second time in his football career. That player, is UCONN's .

After losing and JJ Wilcox in , the Cowboys will certainly need to draft a safety this April, and Melifonwu could be the perfect fit. Byron Jones took to this morning, and possibly showed his support for the Cowboys drafting his former college teammate.

Obi Melifonwu (second from the right) is pictured here after a workout with Byron Jones and a few other UCONN alums. Of course, they are probably just friends, but how cool would it be to see these two team up in Dallas?

Staff writer Sean Martin took to Slant Sports to write a scouting report on Obi Melifonwu, and came away giving him a grade. I have a grade on Melifonwu myself, but either way we both believe he could make a good match in Dallas.

Obi Melifonwu gets a 3rd round grade on my 2017 NFL Draft Board, with the upside to come into the right scheme and be a physical to hopefully compliment an already athletic .

Obi Melifonwu is by far the tallest safety in this year's . He shows good range in pass coverage, and is a surprisingly good player in man coverage despite his height. He possesses many of the desirable traits which NFL teams will look for come draft day, and could compliment Byron Jones very nicely in Dallas.

And on top of all that, it appears that he and Byron already have a rapport to work with. Maybe this Instagram picture is a bit of foreshadowing, and Obi Melifonwu will be joining Jones in Dallas this April.

Kevin Brady
Kevin Brady
Die-hard Cowboys fan from the Northeast, so you know I am here to defend the 'boys whenever necessary. Began writing for a WordPress Cowboys Blog, and have been with ITS since 2016.

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