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Cowboys FS Byron Jones Works With Frisco RoughRiders To Improve Hands

Entering his third year as the ' first-round pick of 2015, FS Byron Jones has embraced suddenly finding himself as a “veteran” in a new-look, young secondary that will be looking to completely change how pass has been played in Dallas recently.

This passing defense has only improved as Jones has grown himself from a versatile rookie to full-time in 2016. Now, firmly slotted into the starting spot with the departure of and at the position in , Byron is looking to take a much-anticipated next step with his game.

Working with the nearby Frisco RoughRiders, the AA ball affiliate of the Texas Rangers, Jones found a unique way to work on his hands while showing off his athleticism on Thursday night.

Although he's defended 18 passes in his two seasons with the Cowboys, has only created one turnover on a jump ball interception this season at home against the Buccaneers. The UCONN product has been a fan favorite for since day one, drafted for his freakish athleticism and Combine performance – showing off this athleticism with a welcome injection of talent to Dallas' in 2015, consistently getting his hands on the ball but failing to finish turnovers.

Jones has put some pressure on himself to help get the ball back to the Cowboys' potent himself this season, something certainly preaches, so working on this element of his game prior to by shagging some fly balls is a fun way to alleviate pressure and still develop important skills.

Byron Jones is going to have a phenomenal , this much is assumed following a great rookie campaign and improved as a starting safety. Now preparing to work behind a whole new cast of cornerbacks along with a new rotation of safeties alongside him, #31 needs to stand out in the Cowboys' secondary this season each and every week – something he is taking the initiative to do even at the ballpark in Texas before hitting the fields of .

Sean Martin
Sean Martin
Born January 28th, 1996- Cowboys Super Bowl XXX. Point Boro Panther, Montclair State Red Hawk, and most importantly a proud member of Cowboys Nation! I host "Upon Further Review" on 90.3 WMSC FM and every Friday from 1-4 PM ET. Twitter: @SeanMartinNFL.

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