The Duel

Cornerbacks the Cowboys Should Target if they Don't Re-Sign Byron Jones

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Byron Jones will be one of the most sought-after corners in free agency, so Dallas could struggle to retain him.
Byron Jones will be one of the most sought-after corners in free agency, so Dallas could struggle to retain him. / Wesley Hitt/Getty Images
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The Dallas Cowboys currently have the fifth-most cap space in the NFL. But with Amari Cooper and Dak Prescott both set to hit free agency, that space could dry up pretty quickly. Byron Jones, Dallas' top corner, is about to be a free agent as well, and Dallas likely won't have the room to sign all three players.

If the Cowboys do let Jones walk, here are three cornerbacks they should target in free agency.

1. Chris Harris Jr.

Chris Harris Jr. could be an interesting fit with the Cowboys.
Chris Harris Jr. could be an interesting fit with the Cowboys. / Dustin Bradford/Getty Images

Chris Harris Jr. regressed a bit in 2019, but he's still one of the best cornerbacks likely to be available on the open market. Entering his age-31 season, though, he's likely to be much cheaper than Jones, who is still just 27 years old. He does his best work in the slot, and he could be a great target for the Cowboys if they can't re-sign Jones.

2. Darqueze Dennard

Darqueze Dennard could be a great target for the cowboys.
Darqueze Dennard could be a great target for the cowboys. / Mark Brown/Getty Images

Darqueze Dennard was really solid for the Cincinnati Bengals last year. He only played in nine games, though, and he's missed a total of 10 games over the past two seasons. That injury risk is certainly a concern, but on the bright side, it could knock his price tag down, making him a potential fit in Dallas.

3. Bradley Roby

Bradley Roby runs with the ball.
Bradley Roby runs with the ball. / Don Juan Moore/Getty Images

Bradley Roby could be a nice fit in Dallas after having a bounce-back season with the Houston Texans in 2019. He held opposing quarterbacks to a 79.9 passer rating when targeted, and he's still just 27 years old. The former first-round pick should be in line for a sizable deal this offseason, and Dallas is a logical landing spot for Roby if they can get him for cheaper than Jones.

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