For the rest of the week leading up to the Super Bowl, we’ll profile one player a day, each of whom has history with your Dallas Cowboys--and each of whom will appear in the big game either as a member of the Patriots or the Giants. Up first, we look at Nate Jones, now a defensive back with the New England Patriots.
The Cowboys Years: Jones was drafted out of Rutgers by Dallas (and then head coach Bill Parcells) in the seventh round of the 2004 draft, and spent four seasons with the team. He played in all 16 games as a backup in both 2004 and 2005. In 2006, he appeared in only four games, but saw his role grow again in 2007, his final season with the team, playing in 15 regular season games as well as the playoff loss to the Giants.
Jones became a free agent after the 2007 season.
Since The Cowboys: Jones spent 2008 and 2009 with the Dolphins, after signing a two-year deal with the team in free agency. He spent a season with Denver before once again joining Miami in 2011. He was released in October, however, and picked up by New England in November.
Through five regular season games the Patriots, Jones recorded 20 tackles. He also has one tackle this postseason, in the Pats’ victory over the Baltimore Ravens last week.
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