Jones crav­ing in­ter­cep­tions

Safety worked hard in off­sea­son to put two hands on ball in sec­ondary.

Austin American-Statesman - - SPORTS - By Schuyler Dixon

— 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.

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