Cowboys News App [Android]

Should Cowboys Consider Trading for Disgruntled Packers S Josh Jones?

Despite their insistence that upgrading the position was a top priority, the haven't really done much to improve the backend of their . They did sign former and Safety as a and drafted in the sixth-round in this year's , but neither player looks like a clear-cut upgrade at this point. Fortunately, there's still time to find ' counterpart for 2019.

Xavier Woods is the only clear-cut starter at safety currently on the Dallas Cowboys roster. Other than that, your guess is as good as mine as to who starts opposite him this season. With that in mind, the Cowboys should be keeping all of their options open, including acquiring players who get released or even making a for someone they like. The latter is what I want to talk about today.

A potential safety who could be put on the trade block that I'm kind of intrigued with is , who has reportedly requested a trade from the .

Josh Jones clearly sees where he stands with the Green Bay Packers after they signed Adrian Amos in and drafted 21st overall in the , thus his absence from OTA's and trade request. He understands the business and knows he's not going to see the field much behind those two, meaning his best chance for playing time would be in a different uniform.

Josh Jones, Green Bay Packers
Green Bay Packers S Josh Jones

It's not all that shocking Jones has requested a trade. Even before the Packers added Amos and Savage he wasn't receiving a lot of playing time. He's just never seemed to fit into what Green Bay was trying to do on the backend of their . It may be in the best interest of both parties to mutually part ways. This is where the Dallas Cowboys come in.

I believe Josh Jones is exactly the type of safety would like to pair Xavier Woods with on the backend of the Cowboys defense. He fits the criteria Richard likes in his as far as size, length, and speed are concerned. And, he also has the kind of skill set/mindset to become that “enforcer” type of .

Josh Jones is at his best when he can play around the line of scrimmage, much like Chancellor was during his time with the Seahawks. But, Jones also has the ability to be a factor in coverage as well. The only real question here is whether or not he's an upgrade over the likes of , George Iloka, and maybe even rookie Donovan Wilson?

In all honesty, I don't have the answer to that question. Josh Jones really hasn't received a fair opportunity to prove himself in his first two years in the NFL. I believe the skill set is there to start in the league, but there's not much there to back up that belief.

Personally, I'd be willing to part way with a late round pick if I were the Cowboys to acquire Josh Jones. I like the idea of bringing him in to work with Kris Richard and allowing him to compete for the starting job next to Xavier Woods. This is exactly the kind of low risk/high reward move Dallas likes to gamble on, and it could potentially pay off in a big way.

Where do you stand? Should the Cowboys consider trading for Josh Jones?

Brian Martin
Brian Martin
Level C2/C3 quadriplegic. College graduate with a bachelors degree in sports and health sciences-concentration sports management. Sports enthusiast. Dallas Cowboys fanatic. Lover of life with a glass half-full point of view.

COntinue Reading


Newest Most Voted
Inline Feedbacks
View all comments

Yea take this punk off our hands. He has had every opportunity to learn the playbook and yet can’t seem to retain the information fed to him. On a rookie deal and making demands! Lmao

Brian Martin

I’d gladly take Josh Jones off the Packers hands. I think he would fit in much better with the Cowboys and what they ask from their safeties. It’s a more simplistic scheme I believe, although I’m not too familiar with Green Bay’s defensive scheme.


Sure, I am all for Dallas bringing in anyone they think could compete for a starting spot at any position but I believe RB has become a much more questionable position as far as reliability goes now that Zeke has gotten himself in Dutch with the Commissioner, Der Furher Goodell. He doesn’t believe in the American way of listening to both sides of a story before he lowers the boom. He just hears a player got cuffed, so that merits a six game suspension at least. I wouldn’t be surprised if Zeke is suspended for 8-12 games this year so we better sign a guy like Ajayi before Philly signs him just to keep him away from us.

Brian Martin

I actually wrote about why the Dallas Cowboys should sign Jay Ajayi yesterday. I believe they need a more competent backup just in case something happens to Zeke.

Nicholas J Burrow

Trade for Josh Jones now! He is a perfect fit and will become a star under kris Richard.
I would also like a trade for Kyle Rudolph. I would move RT Collins for Rudolph and a late round pick ( get the pick back for the Jones deal.)
Adding K Matt Bryant and QB Sam Bradford would be wise too.
If money is an issue, I’m up for moving on from DL Crawford to save 7m.

Brian Martin

I’d be on board with all of those moves except maybe Sam Bradford. I’m not a fan of Bradford’s at all.


I believe Jones was on Cowboys radar during draft. I would wait until June 1st because Packers are going to release him anyways. This posturing, is probably a Packers ploy to get a draft pick in the process. I dont blame them, but teams have been throwing safeties at Dallas and SJ is not biting. I would welcome Jones to come in after he is released.

Brian Martin

I personally go ahead and try and toss a late-round pick to the Packers to acquire Josh Jones. That way the Cowboys don’t have to compete with other teams.



> Join our team...

-- COWBOYS ANDROID APP --Free Dallas Cowboys News App for Android