When the Dallas Cowboys selected Byron Jones out of the University of Connecticut in the 2015 NFL Draft, they knew they were getting a special talent and a freak athlete.
Jones, who was drafted in the first round, was bounced around by the Cowboys his first three years from safety, slot corner and out wide. This year, his fourth in the league, they stuck Jones at perimeter corner, and boy has that move paid off for them BIG time.
He's not playing well -- he's playing out of this world. He's the No. 1-ranked cornerback by Pro Football Focus through the first four weeks of the season, and his stats absolutely back it up.
Jones has played 76 percent of snaps in press coverage, and for the season, he's had 16 passes thrown at him, which have accumulated to seven completions for 51 yards, zero touchdowns and a 50.3 passer rating.
His overall grade from PFF is 90.6, which is 8.5 points higher than Arizona Cardinals cornerback Patrick Peterson, who is in second.
The man is having an incredible season thus far. It's about time the Cowboys found out how to use him.
We all knew he had the talent, he just needed to be put in the right position to use it.