It's no secret that young free safety Byron Jones has been struggling lately (mixed with some flashes of brilliance). The 2015 first-round pick has battled inconsistency this year, his third with the Cowboys, and his first as a full starter.
The Dallas Morning News asked Jean-Jacques Taylor, Cowboys insider for NBC 5 in Dallas-Fort Worth (KXAS-TV), whether Jones is "becoming a bust of a first round pick."
Here's what Taylor had to say:
"This is the definition of an overreaction. Did he commit two dumb penalties yesterday? Absolutely. But he's been playing his best football over the last month. He's not a great player, so he makes mistakes. But he's been considerably more physical the last month and he's been making more plays at the line of scrimmage. Don't get distracted. See, the whole game.
He's been inconsistent at times this year, but you need to check your terminology. Mo Claiborne was a bust. Bobby Carpenter was a bust. Byron Jones is a starter, and you'll be surprised what he gets if he leaves as a FA just like you were shocked at what Barry Church got from Jacksonville."