Philadelphia Eagles Stealing Star From Dallas Cowboys
The Philadelphia Eagles are stealing a star from the Dallas Cowboys.
Heading into free agency, Philly is said to be “all in” on Byron Jones.
The talented defensive back is probably the third-best Cowboys free agent heading into the offseason behind quarterback Dak Prescott and wide receiver Amari Cooper.
Unfortunately, because there is only so much money to go around, there is a good chance Dallas will lose him.
One team that is extremely interested in getting Jones is Philadelphia. The Eagles see signing him as an opportunity to get better while also making a divisional rival noticeably worse.
According to Adam Caplan on the Inside The Birds podcast, the Eagles are going to go hard at Jones.
“They’re gonna be the first team up when they’re allowed to talk to the agents,” he said.
“The term is, they’ll be all-in, whatever you want to call it.”
Theoretically, Jones would command something in the $17 million per year range from the Eagles.
“When you’re having what we call having an A-level free-agent, you might have six to eight teams in,” Caplan continued.
“And then when teams find out what he wants—all you can really do at this point, because you can’t talk money and you can’t tamper, you can only let agents know, ‘Hey when we’re allowed to we want to talk to you.’
“They can figure out who it is. So, make a long story short, I would say that deal when it comes in could hit 17 million a year.”
Jones was taken by the Cowboys in the first round of the 2015 NFL Draft. The 27-year-old was a second-team All-Pro in 2018 and will likely be one of the better defensive players on the team regardless of who he plays for.