The question wasn’t when he would leave, but “to who?”
Former Cowboys corner Byron Jones was on the open market for less than 10 hours when he and the Miami Dolphins came to terms on a multi-year record-setting contract.
Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network reported this deal will make Jones the highest-paid corner in the entire NFL and will be somewhere in the range of $17 million a year or more.
Byron Jones’ new contract with the Dolphins will be a five-year, $82.5 million deal, including $57 million guaranteed, per source. It includes $40 million in first two years.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) March 16, 2020
The agreement brings an end to Jones’ five-year tenure with the Cowboys after being drafted by the team with the 27th overall draft pick in the 2015 NFL draft out of Uconn.
It’s obvious the 27-year-old is revered as one of the league’s premium defensive backs. Though his interception numbers left much to be desired, he proved to be an elite cover corner with an All-Pro selection in 2018. He totaled 46 tackles and six passes defended last season.
Of the consistent starters from last season, Dallas is now left with just Chidobe Awuzie and Jourdan Lewis under contract.
— KD Drummond (@KDDrummondNFL) March 16, 2020
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