Last week, Cowboys rookie Byron Jones drew some praise for his work at cornerback after he replaced Morris Claiborne. It was the first time since training camp that the Cowboys’ first round pick had lined up outside, and he played it well after moving in from his safety spot.
Sunday against the Dolphins, Jones got the start there and had a bit of a rough day, surrendering a 29-yard touchdown pass from Ryan Tannehill to Kenny Stills, and a 47-yard pass to Jarvis Landry.
Jones is playing out of position, which might be a valid excuse, but the rookie isn’t offering any excuses at all.
"I gave up two big plays," Jones said, per the Dallas Morning News. "That's something as a DB you can't do. I was reminded of how small the margin of error out there at cornerback is. Two bad plays can really change the whole game."