When are the best of Dallas Cowboys free agents set to hit the market?
The Dallas Cowboys have three wide receivers set to be free agents this summer: Greg Jennings, Dez Bryant, and Terrance Williams.
The team will also have two defensive backs and a linebacker.
The Cowboys have been actively shopping each of those players for a long time.
Jennings is a franchise quarterback with an MVP-caliber season and is expected to sign a long-term deal before the end of the season.
Bryant is a star wide receiver with multiple Pro Bowls, including one in 2013 when he had his first with the team.
Williams has two Pro Bowl seasons and is the Cowboys’ leading receiver.
It’s been a long, long wait for the other two.
Bryant, a first-round pick in 2012, was traded to the Indianapolis Colts for a 2017 first-rounder and a 2018 third-rounder.
Bryant and Jennings have been teammates for several years and have played on the same Dallas team.
Bryant won a Super Bowl with the Indianapolis team in 2017.
Williams won a championship with the Dallas team in 2016.
The Colts, who signed Bryant to a three-year, $36 million deal in January, are the most logical destination for Williams.
Williams is an unrestricted free agent in March.
He has two seasons left on his contract.
Bryant signed a three and a half-year deal in 2018.
Williams signed a four-year contract in 2019.
The Packers also have one wide receiver in Jones, who is scheduled to hit free agency.
But Bryant, Williams, and Jennings are the three most notable names to be signed this offseason.
Here’s what you need to know about the Cowboys.
How many players can they sign?
The Cowboys can sign three players, or three free agents, per ESPN.com’s Chris Mortensen.
That means that the team has to have at least three players signed by the end on July 31.
There are eight players who will be unrestricted free agents in 2020: safety Byron Jones, cornerback Morris Claiborne, cornerback Dez Odrick, linebacker Anthony Hitchens, linebacker David Irving, cornerback Jason Hatcher, cornerback Byron Jones and tight end Anthony Fasano.
Those eight players will all have a chance to hit unrestricted free agency at some point this summer.
Who is Dez Jones?
Jones is the fifth wide receiver the Cowboys have signed this summer and is likely to make the team in the secondary.
Jones, a sixth-round draft pick out of LSU in 2018, has started 13 games and has recorded 87 receptions for 1,087 yards and eight touchdowns.
He is the No. 2 receiver behind Terrance Mitchell.
Jones has made the Pro Bowl three times in his career.
He had 11 catches for 138 yards in the 2016 season.
How long is Jones’ contract?
Jones has an option for 2021 that could be exercised if he is traded, according to ESPN.
Jones’ option is worth $12.5 million if he hits the free agency market by 2021, according a source with knowledge of the deal.
It would be the fourth highest contract the Cowboys could have in 2021, per Mortensen’s report.
How will Jones get paid?
Jones can earn up to $12 million if the Cowboys decide to trade him.
He would receive $4 million if Dallas finishes with a winning record and a playoff berth.
The option would pay him $6.5 a game if Dallas loses the Super Bowl, but it would pay Jones up to a maximum of $12,847,000 if Dallas wins a Super, according the source.
In the end, Jones is set to earn $15.3 million if his contract is still in place at the end.
What’s the deal with the Jones family?
Jones’ agent, John Burbank, confirmed the family is set for an announcement about their futures.
The Jones family is headed by his younger brother, Tony, and his older sister, Kaylee, who also has played for the Cowboys, according NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport.
Jones was born in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, and grew up in Oklahoma City, according TOV’s Pro Football Focus.
The family is known for helping others through his time with the Cowboys and through the foundation he started, which was set up in 2015.
Is there a possibility the Jones children will be on the Cowboys roster?
The family has not yet been named as a member of the team, but Tony Jones said he’s working with the family to determine that possibility.
The younger Jones is also working to figure out if his family can play in the NFL, RapopORT reported.
In addition to the family, Tony Jones has also spoken to the NFL Players Association, according Rapoports report.
Does Dez have a better chance of making the Cowboys?
Dez’s chances of being a Cowboys starter are not in question.
He’s one of the best receivers in the league and he has shown the ability to run routes.
But the biggest question mark for the Dallas receiver will be how long his contract with the club will last.
Dez has not been