Cowboys CB Byron Jones Underwent Hip Surgery

     

Todd Archer of ESPN reports that Cowboys CB Byron Jones underwent hip surgery on Wednesday. However, the hope is that Jones will still be ready for the start of training camp.

Jones was reportedly hoping that his hip issue would heal in time, but he was still experiencing soreness and the decision was made to have surgery now so it would not impact the regular season.

Archer says that the Cowboys and Jones have had discussions with Jones’ agent about a potential extension, but it appears as though Dallas is focused on addressing DeMarcus Lawrence, Amari Cooper and Dak Prescott right now.

Jones, 26, is a former first-round pick out of Connecticut by the Cowboys in the 2015 NFL Draft. He played out the final year of his four-year, $8.601 million rookie contract, but the Cowboys elected to pick up his fifth-year option last year. 

Jones now stands to make a base salary of $6.17 million for the 2019 season. Tthe fifth-year option is only guaranteed for injury and won’t prevent the two parties from working on a long-term extension in the next year.

In 2018, Jones appeared in all 16 games for the Cowboys and recorded 67 tackles, no interceptions and 14 pass defenses.

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