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    Could Dallas Cowboy Byron Jones be a Cornerback in 2018?

    When you take a look at the roster, you realize there's a good amount of players who cause quite a bit of polemical discussions among fans. Of course, some because of different reasons than others.

    Since he was drafted in the of the 2015 , has been one of those players for . Jones has his fair share of fans, but others don't really like him as a player. Some have gone as far as saying he shouldn't even be a starter in the NFL.

    But the truth is, Byron's talent is off the charts. He has the opportunity to become a great player if given the chance. His athleticism is outstanding and he's shown it again and again on the field. However, he has indeed struggled at times.

    As a rookie, he was used in multiple positions, never really settling at one. This showed just how much he could do, but one could say it ultimately harmed Jones. Having to play everywhere didn't let him play up to his strengths.

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    In 2018, the Cowboys will have a lot of decisions to make. Among others, deciding where to play Byron this season will be one of them. Will they keep him at ? He's been good there, but some would argue Dallas could improve the position with someone else.

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    Say the does make a run for Seahawks' , impresses the team in and he earns a chance to display his physicality as a starting safety. That could be a very good unit and the Cowboys have the chance to move Jones to next to a talented young duo in and .

    With 2018 being Jones' last year under contract, this will be a defining season for his career. Fortunately for him, the Cowboys are bringing in an excellent coach. The creator of Seattle's Legion of Boom, , will surely get the most out of Jones this season.

    As Staff Writer Brian Martin wrote back in December, one has to question if Jones has been a victim of poor coaching:

    “For Byron Jones to finally live up to his draft status, the Dallas Cowboys is going to have to use him correctly. They either need to move him back to cornerback full-time or make him a single high safety where he can use his range and athleticism.” Brian Martin on Byron Jones.

    This is a defense that has the opportunity to have a top and making the right call regarding Jones can result in them having a very fine as well. Hopefully, whatever the choice this staff makes, it works out the best for Jones and the team. He is a freakish athlete who is often hated by a lot of fans. This is the season to prove them all wrong.

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    Mauricio Rodriguez
    Mauricio Rodriguezhttps://www.facebook.com/PrimeroCowboys/
    I love to write, I love football and I love the Dallas Cowboys. I've been rooting for America's team all the way from Mexico ever since I can remember. If you want to talk football, I'm in... You'll find me at @MauNFL.

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    Travis Diggs

    Kris Richards got something special brewing for this defense. I think Byron plays corner at some point because of his athleticism allowing Xavier Woods and whoever to start at safety(maybe Earl Thomas, Maybe Derwin James) and making it easier to let Scandrick go

    dallas1966

    If the Cowboys was able to pull the rabbit out of the hat, by bringing earl thomas to big d. I see the Cowboys secondary consisting of thomas, frazier , jones and cheetos .
    With the front 7 being lawrence, irving, vea , crawford [or a rejuvenated randy gregory], with a linebacker corps of lee, hitchens and smith.
    The orphans are back!!

    Don Carlock

    “Polemical”? Come on.

    ghetto eskimo

    its a good word.. my college professor used it all the time… threw for a loop every time i heard it too…

    Nick Russo

    Byron Jones moving back to corner would be great for our secondary. He excels in coverage especially against TEs, which is valuable as we play Zach Ertz, Jordan Reed, and Evan Engram twice a year. Ideally he would start outside opposite of Chido and that would allow Jourdan Lewis to take over the slot/nickel CB role. With Xavier woods playmaking and tackling ability, and Kavon Frazier’s ability to step up in the box and be a trusted tackler against the run, I think this move is a no brainer. Jones is much better in coverage than playing the run and with his size and coverage ability it makes sense to move him back to CB.

    ghetto eskimo

    i just think the cowboys should just get rid of that empirically terrible Tampa-2 and just let Byron Jones be the single high safety… if you play him there, then you wont need to look elsewhere for another safety.. just throw that crappy tampa-2 in the trash and leave it there….. but we won’t, because Marinelli is an idiot!! *le sigh*

    Russ_Te

    Since Woods started flasing ability, I’ve maintained that Jones will return to CB. Woods’ natural position is FS because of smallish size and real ballhawk skills. Jones has speed and can leap, and was never given a full chance at CB.

    Pass on Earl Thomas, bet on Woods. Get me a different FA, a swing OL or speed WR.