Sep 29, 2013; San Diego, CA, USA; Dallas Cowboys punter Chris Jones (6) gets off a punt during third quarter action against the San Diego Chargers at Qualcomm Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Robert Hanashiro-USA TODAY Sports

NFL Free Agent Rumors: Dallas Cowboys re-sign punter Chris Jones


The Dallas Cowboys will have some familiarity on their special teams come the 2014 season as they’re reportedly agreed to re-sign punter Chris Jones.

Jones averaged 45-yards per punt in his first full season with the Cowboys and will return on a one-year, $645,000 dollar contract.

Dallas Cowboys punter Chris Jones has signed his exclusive rights tender of $645,000.

Thankfully, the re-signing doesn’t put much of a dent in Dallas’ minimal cap space, only eating up approximately $150,000 of the Cowboys available $2 million dollars.

Jones’ re-signing makes it the second big special teams signing of the offseason for the Cowboys who earlier re-signed kicker Dan Bailey to a seven-year, $22 million dollar contract.

Thanks in part to Jones and thanks in part to the solid coverage team, the Cowboys were among the league’s stingier punt return defenses only giving up 9.2 yards per return.

Unfortunately, Jones ranked 20th in net yards. But while his boot isn’t the biggest, he still proved to be an adequate punter.

With such a minimal contract, the Cowboys could easily cut ties if need be for a better leg.

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