NFL.com: Free agent DB Byron Jones Could be Fit for Eagles
The NFL free agent market officially opens on March 18, and the Philadelphia Eagles could be in the market for help in their secondary.
In a look at who NFC teams should be shopping for, NFL writer Nick Shook says the Eagles should be shopping for Dallas Cowboys cornerback Byron Jones.
Jones made 46 tackles and broke up six passes for the Cowboys last season. He was graded by PFF as their No. 14 overall CB among 131 qualified corners this season.
The 27-year old has also played some safety during his tenure in Dallas.
Shook said this about the situation:
“As is evidenced in this file, Jones will be sought after in this group of free agents. One only needs to watch about two or three episodes in the latest season of "All Or Nothing" to realize how badly the Eagles need to upgrade their cornerback position. Sure, Jalen Mills' return helped, but he's going to be a free agent in March. The Eagles battled injuries all over their roster in 2019 and perhaps no position group was more devastated than the secondary (though receiver could make a strong case). Jones isn't a turnover producer, but he would give the Eagles a strong cornerback that they wish Sidney Jones would've grown to become by this point. Plus, adding Byron Jones would mean stealing a quality player from the rival Cowboys.”
With both Ronald Darby and Jalen Mills set to become free agents, the Eagles could be in the market for two new starting cornerbacks.
The Eagles also have Rasul Douglas, Sidney Jones, Avonte Maddox and Cre'Von LeBlanc still available, but adding Jones would be a major upgrade to any of them on the outside.
Shook also mentioned adding Byron Jones would mean stealing a quality player from the rival Cowboys.