Jones craving interceptions
Safety worked hard in offseason to put two hands on ball in secondary.
— Dallas safety Byron Jones OXNARD, CALIF. caught bouncing tennis balls and tracked baseballs from the outfield of minor league batting practice during the offseason.
The goal: Improve on the one interception he has produced in two seasons since the Cowboys drafted him late in the first round in 2015 from UConn.
The immediate result: Flashy grabs on consecutive days at training camp, one that counted as an interception and one that didn’t, although it essentially left the same impression despite Jones only getting one foot inbounds.
The former cornerback is intent on catching balls in the secondary, not merely batting them down after Jones tied for the team lead with 10
Cowboys safety Byron Jones tied for the team lead last season with 10 pass breakups, but hopes to turn some of those into interceptions in 2017.