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Cowboys Camp: Byron Jones Off To Great Start At CB

Former pick has faced his share of criticism throughout his young career. Last season, one of the more hotly contested debates centered around whether Jones should continue to play at or be moved to full time.

At his best, Jones is a sticky cover guy who can blanket opposing wide receivers and tight ends. He's never been known for his tackling or big-hit ability, but as a long and athletic he could be a CB1 in this league. Still, the Cowboys fell in love with using Jones as a Swiss-Army Knife player rather than giving him a true home.

Now that former is in town, Byron Jones has moved to cornerback. Solely cornerback, no more moving.

And if the first few practices of are any indication, this move was for the best; not only for Byron Jones and his personal career trajectory, but also for the construction of the 2018 .

According to all reports, Byron Jones has been using his size, athleticism, speed, and smarts to compete against wide outs in all drills throughout training camp. He's been more than just competitive during one on one's, and has made numerous plays during team periods.

Yesterday, Byron Jones made what might've been the play of the day. While going against in a one on one drill, Jones put on a clinic on how to defend the double move. Sticking to the backside hip of Lenoir the entire way, Jones refused to get shaken off by Lenoir's stutter step.

Jones kept himself within striking distance of the ball the whole route, and used his excellent recovery speed and length to contest the pass and knock the ball away.

Plays like this one perfectly display the elite traits which Byron Jones possesses, and are a great example of why many believe he can be a very good corner. I have been beating the “Byron Jones is far from a bust” drum for a few years now, and while I do consider his first few seasons productive ones, I am expecting him to hit new highs in 2018.

And, as mentioned earlier, he is certainly off to a great start during camp.

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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Nick Russo

I fully agree and have been a fan of Byron since we drafted him. I always thought he was a better fit at corner but bought into him playing saftey since it was such a glaring need. His numbers thus far don’t reflect how good he’s been for this team in coverage. I’m really looking forward to seeing these corners with Byron and chido outside and Lewis and brown in the slot.

Albert Smith

We’re all in agreement here on BJ.

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