With the Dallas Cowboys predicted to prioritize signing Dak Prescott and Amari Cooper to contract extensions this offseason, they will likely be faced with laborious ultimatums regarding some of their other playmakers.
That is, reportedly, exactly the case with impending free agent, cornerback Byron Jones.
Per Jason La Canfora of CBS Sports, there has been no progress of an extension offer for Jones. In fact, it's largely understood that the Cowboys haven't even begun talks with him.
While it's almost impossible for Stephen and Jerry Jones to make everybody happy in terms of contracts, losing Jones would prove to be a big blow for the defense.
It's quite apparent that the Cowboys' most notable flaw lies in their secondary, and Jones is far and away the most distinguished of their bunch. He was an All-Pro selection last year and Pro Football Focus even rated him as the highest-graded CB through a large portion of 2018.
If the Cowboys' front office has told us anything about their intentions to sign their star players, it's that they're going to play the waiting game.
Therefore, it would be premature to rule out them offering Jones an extension, but at this stage it's looking highly unlikely that the UConn product will return to Big D in 2020.