Cowboys sign first-round pick Byron Jones

The Dallas Cowboys signed first-round cornerback Byron Jones. He was selected 27th overall. The former Connecticut standout set an NFL scouting combine record in the broad jump with a 12-3 effort in February. It also broke the official world record in the track event established in 1968. Jones also had a 44 1/2 inch vertical leap at the combine. Jones started 37 games for the Huskies, including the first seven games of his senior year until he had season-ending left shoulder surgery that prevented him from playing in the Senior Bowl.. Jones finished with 223 career tackles and eight interceptions. At his Pro Day workout, Jones lived up to his reputation, running the 40-yard dash in 4.36 seconds. A converted safety, Jones had 24 tackles and two interceptions, returning one 70 yards for a touchdown prior to his injury last season. Jones bench pressed 225 pounds 18 times, roughly five months after undergoing surgery to repair his labrum. Follow me on Twitter: @twitter.com/RavensInsider Aaron Wilson covers the Ravens for The Baltimore Sun
Aaron Wilson
Aaron Wilson covers the NFL for National Football Post, his second stint at the Post. He has previously written for Pro Football Talk and FOX Sports-Scout. Entering his 13th year covering the Baltimore Ravens, he's a beat writer for The Baltimore Sun. Wilson has also covered the Jacksonville Jaguars and Tennessee Titans.