FRISCO, Texas – Dallas Cowboys Pro Bowl cornerback Byron Jones had hip surgery on Wednesday but the hope is he will be ready for the start of training camp, according to sources.
The issue cropped up late last season but the hope was time off would alleviate the issue. With Jones still experiencing soreness, the move was made to have surgery now so it would not impact the regular season.
Jones flourished under secondary coach and passing game coordinator Kris Richard in 2018, moving back to cornerback after spending the previous two seasons at safety. While he did not intercept a pass, he led the Cowboys with 15 pass breakups and was named to the Pro Bowl and a second-team All Pro.
Jones, 26, has not missed a game in his career. He is set to play this season on the fifth-year option worth $6.26 million. The Cowboys have had discussions with Jones’ agent about a potential extension, but the team’s focus appears to be on deals for DeMarcus Lawrence, Amari Cooper and Dak Prescott at the moment.