A former Pro Bowl linebacker could find a home with the Dallas Cowboys. According to Bleacher Report's Alex Ballentine, the Cowboys' best remaining free agent option is linebacker Deion Jones.
Ballentine believes that the season-ending injury to rookie linebacker DeMarvion Overshown could encourage Dallas to pursue a veteran free agency.
"To that end, it would make sense to hit the free-agent market to sign a linebacker," Ballentine writes. "With DeMarvion Overshown out with a torn ACL,
they lost a vital piece of depth behind Leighton Vander Esch and Damone Clark." Deion Jones would be the best choice. The veteran is no longer with the Carolina Panthers."
The pitch to sign Jones isn't surprising given his history with Cowboys defensive coordinator Dan Quinn. Jones began his career with the Atlanta
Falcons in 2016, and he worked under Quinn as head coach until his termination in 2020.
Jones picked up four straight 100-tackle seasons under Quinn's tutelage, including a Pro Bowl selection after finishing the 2017 season with a career-high 138 tackles.
Jones was the obvious candidate for a restructure following his large payday earlier this summer. Nonetheless, general manager Joe Schoen
During the 2017 season, Jones was fourth in the NFL in tackles. Jones led the Falcons in tackles in each of his first two seasons with the team, which he stayed with until the 2021 season.
Other candidates included defensive lineman Leonard Williams and cornerback Adoree' Jackson. So far, Schoen has resisted making adjustments to either veteran's contract,