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Dallas Cowboys Add Safety Depth with Veteran Josh Jones

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Should Cowboys Consider Trading for Disgruntled Packers S Josh Jones? 1

With news of Kavon Frazier's season-ending pectoral injury, the Dallas Cowboys are signing former Green Bay Packers Safety and second-round pick, Josh Jones. Currently, with only four safeties on the roster, the Cowboys could use another player that could contribute at free safety and on special teams. With Xavier Woods dealing with injuries the last couple of weeks, it makes sense to bring in a player that has started games in the NFL.

mike fisher ✭ on Twitter

Cowboys are signing #Packers ex Josh Jones, who has starting experience at safety, to their practice squad. Not moving him to 53 ... yet.

Per Mike Fisher of 105.3 The Fan in Dallas-Fort Worth and Cowboys Maven on SI.com, the Dallas Cowboys plan to sign Jones to the practice squad.

Though he didn't start every week for the Packers he does come to the Dallas Cowboys with 12 games of starting experience in two years in Green Bay. He played in 29 of a possible 32 games over the first two years of his career and has recorded an interception, seven pass deflextions, three sacks, and seven tackles for loss.


Defense & Fumbles Table
Game Game Def Def Tack Tack Tack Tack Tack
Year Age Tm G GS Int PD Sk Comb Solo Ast TFL QBHits
2017 23 GNB 16 7 1 5 2.0 67 56 11 5 2
2018 24 GNB 13 5 0 2 1.0 55 40 15 2 1
Care Care 29 12 1 7 3.0 122 96 26 7 3
Provided by Pro-Football-Reference.com: View Original Table
Generated 10/2/2019.

After Woods and fellow starter Jeff Heath, the Dallas Cowboys don't have any safety depth with any starting experience. Jones' presence on the roster shouldn't inhibit the Dallas Cowboys from activating and playing Donovan Wilson or Darian Thompson, but his presence gives them some insurance in the even that Wilson or Thompson aren't prepared to be every-down safeties in the event of an injury to one of their starters.

As the Dallas Cowboys get ready to face the Green Bay Packers this week, Josh Jones can give them a little bit of insight into their personnel and scheme as the Cowboys get into their preparations.


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Report: Cowboys G Connor Williams to Undergo Arthroscopic Knee Surgery, Expected to Miss a Few Weeks

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Report: Cowboys G Connor Williams to Undergo Arthroscopic Knee Surgery, Expected to Miss a Few Weeks

The Dallas Cowboys received a bit of bad news today. According to ESPN's Todd Archer, Guard Connor Williams will undergo arthroscopic knee surgery on Tuesday.


Todd Archer on Twitter

Connor Williams will have surgery on his knee Tuesday but the hope is he will be able to return after a few weeks. Xavier Su'a-Filo will likely move into the left guard role, which is how the Cowboys handled Williams' absence last year because of a knee... https://t.co/M55eVtYCIJ

Williams suffered the injury in Sunday's 28-24 loss to the Minnesota Vikings. This is a minor procedure but will keep Williams sidelined for a few weeks. Backup Guard Xavier Su'a-Filo is expected to fill in during his absence, just like he did in 2018 when Williams missed time with a knee issue. More to come.


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Report: Cowboys’ WR Amari Cooper Expected to Practice Friday

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Good News: Amari Cooper Expected to Practice Friday

 

Per Todd Archer from ESPN, Amari Cooper's MRI didn't reveal any structural damage in his knee and was diagnosed with a bruised knee. Cooper's now expected to practice on Friday as the Dallas Cowboys get ready to play the Minnesota Vikings on Sunday Night Football.

Todd Archer on Twitter

Amari Cooper is expected to practice Friday and play Sunday against Minnesota after an MRI revealed he has a bruised knee, according to a source. Cooper was examined by the team doctors on Thursday and did not practice after being listed as a limited... https://t.co/jNps7m7ThL

This is excellent news for the Dallas Cowboys. Since acquiring Cooper from the Oakland Raiders last year, his presence has made a huge difference. There's been a noticeable difference when Cooper hasn't been in the lineup and they can't replicate his ability on the field in the slightest. He changes everything for Dak Prescott and the passing game.

Cooper's been dealing with minor injuries since training camp and has had to miss time in some games, sitting out nearly all of the loss to the Jets. Getting Cooper back the next week against the Philadelphia Eagles had a huge impact on the outcome of the week seven game. While Michael Gallup's taken a huge step forward in 2019, he hasn't proven to be capable of flying solo as the lead receiver for the Dallas Cowboys.

Against the Minnesota Vikings, the Cowboys offense will need to get off to a hot start and click on all cylinders against the Vikings number four ranked defense.

Good News: Amari Cooper Expected to Practice Friday 1

From Pro-Football-Reference.com

Dak Prescott and Amari Cooper have had an excellent connection in Cooper's now 17 games with the Dallas Cowboys. He's averaging 5.6 receptions for 83.9 yards and 0.7 touchdowns per game. His per 16 game average would be 89 receptions for 1,342 yards and 11 touchdowns. Those are elite numbers in a really good passing game.


The Minnesota Vikings pass defense is only allowing 225 passing yards per game. Against the likes of Julio Jones, Davante Adams, Darren Waller, Allen Robinson, Alshon Jeffrey, Marvin Jones, and Tyreek Hill the Vikings have allowed 8.42 receptions for 93.85 and seven touchdowns.

Against the Philadelphia Eagles, Detroit Lions, and Kansas City Chiefs in three of the last four weeks the Vikings have allowed 291.3 passing yards per game.

Amari Cooper and the Dallas Cowboys passing game could be in for a field day.

Each week, following Amari Cooper's injury status, is one of the most important reports. Getting good news on Cooper heading into the Cowboys final practice of the week on Friday is big news for the Cowboys in this huge NFC matchup.


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Report: Cowboys DT Daniel Ross Arrested in Frisco on Marijuana and Gun Charges

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Report: Cowboys DT Daniel Ross Arrested in Frisco on Marijuana and Gun Charges

This is definitely not the news the Dallas Cowboys wanted to hear. According to Calvin Watkins of the Dallas Morning News, Cowboys Defensive Tackle Daniel Ross was arrested earlier this morning in Frisco on marijuana and gun charges.

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Frisco PD confirms backup DL Daniel Ross was arrested by Frisco Police Department this morning. He was charged with Possession of Marijuana and Unlawful Carrying of a Weapon.

Ross appeared in 13 games in 2018 as a solid depth piece along the defensive front. He totaled 14 tackles, seven quarterback hits, three tackles for loss, one sack, a forced fumble, and a fumble recovery.


This was good enough for the Cowboys to sign Ross to a one-year deal worth 645,000 back in March. Unfortunately, he suffered a shoulder injury in late August that put him on injured reserve, ending his 2019 season.

You can bet some disciplinary action will be taken by the NFL on this matter as well as internally with the organization. Ross is set to be a restricted free agent in 2020.


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