You are here

Chris Jones

6
P
Height: 
6-0

Weight:

205

Age

28
Carson-Newman
6 Years Pro

2016 Season

  • punts58
  • avg45.9
  • lng66
  • in 2025
stats

TRANSACTION SUMMARY:

04/21/15: Signed his tender offer through 2015 and signed a three-year contract through 2017 (4/23).

03/10/14: Signed a one-year contract with Dallas through 2014.

10/24/12: Placed on Reserve/Injured with a knee injury.

Gameday Photos

Biography

Chris Jones originally went to training camp with Dallas as an undrafted free agent in 2011 but was released at the end. The club signed Jones to their practice squad on Oct. 28, 2011 as Mat McBriar was slowed with a leg injury. Eventually filling in for McBriar, Jones had a gross average of 42.6 yards-per-punt, a net average of 40.5 with four punts downed inside the 20-yard line, a long punt of 54 yards and one touchback on 10 punts in two games. Jones then won a training camp battle for Dallas’ punting job in 2012 but played in only four games after suffering a knee injury and ultimately landing on IR. He played in all 16 games in 2013, 2014 and again in 2015 where he was second in the NFC, third in the league, with a career-best 42.5 net average. He established a career-high with a 45.9-yard average along with a career-long 66-yard punt in 2016. For his career, he holds a gross average of 45.2 yards-per-punt with a net of 40.4 with 113 downed inside opponents’ 20-yard line.

 

2016:

  • Finished the year with a career-high 45.9-yard gross average with a career-long boot of 66 yards, 25 downed inside the 20 and a 40.5 net average.
  • Logged a career-high 53.3 gross average on four punts at San Francisco (10/2).
  • Punted a season-high five times, holding Darren Sproles to nine return yards, but his biggest play in the overtime win against Philadelphia (10/30) was a 30-yard run on a fake punt for the third-longest run by a punter in team history and the fourth-longest by an NFL punter in the last 30 years.
  • Became the fifth punter in club history with 100 punts downed inside the 20, landing two against Baltimore (11/20).
  • Punted six times with season-highs for net average (47.0) and punts inside the 20 (three) at Minnesota (12/1).
  • Tied a career-high with nine punts for a 42.7 gross, 39.8 net and two inside the 20 at the N.Y. Giants (12/11).
  • Had a career-long 66-yard boot and downed three-of-four tries inside the 20 in the finale at Philadelphia (1/1/17).

2015:

  • Finished the year second in the NFC, third in the NFL, with a net average of 42.5 (a career-high). His gross was 45.2 with 27 downed inside the 20 and just one touchback.
  • Punted six times with a gross of 52.5 with one touchback, two dropped inside the 20 and a season-long of 61 in the win at Philadelphia (9/20). Limited Darren Sproles to just 20 yards and two fair catches.
  • Held Sproles without a return against Philadelphia (11/8), punting four times with two downed inside the 20, with a net and gross of 43.8 and a long of 55.
  • Forced a season-high four punts to be downed inside the 20, averaging 42.0 yards and netting 41.5 on six punts at Tampa Bay (11/15).
  • Played in his 50th career game and punted four times with a 41.5-yard gross and net average, holding DeSean Jackson to just one return for -7 yards at Washington (12/7). Also recovered a Jackson fumble at Washington’s 15-yard line that led to the go-ahead touchdown with 1:14 remaining.
  • Booted a season-high seven punts for a gross of 46.4, a net of 44.6 and three downed inside the 20 at Green Bay (12/13).

2014:

  • Finished his second full season in Dallas playing in all 16 games for the second time and averaged 45.4 yards- per-punt with 21 downed inside the 20, a long of 64, two touchbacks and a net of 39.8.
  • Punted four times for a career-best 55.0 gross average with a 45.0 net, two touchbacks, one downed inside the 20 and tied his career-long with a 62-yard punt in the win at Tennessee (9/14).
  • Suffered the second blocked punt of his career, finishing with two punts for a 32.5 gross, 21.7 net, one downed inside the 20 and a long of 35 in the win at Seattle (10/12).
  • Moved into sixth on the team’s list for punts downed inside the 20 with 49, landing one against Arizona (11/2).
  • Had a season-long 64-yard boot at Jacksonville (11/9) in London.
  • Held Sproles to just one return yard on five punts with a gross of 41.0 and a net of 40.8 with two downed inside the 20 in the win at Philadelphia (12/14).
  • In the Wild Card Playoff Game against Detroit (1/4/15), punted four times for a gross of 48.0 - second in team postseason history - a net of 47.5 (tops) and three downed inside the 20. Limited Detroit returners to just 10 yards - one punt for two and one kickoff for 8.
  • Had just two punts for a gross of 48.5, one touchback, a long of 60 and a net of 38.5 in the Divisional Playoff Game at Green Bay (1/11/15).

2013:

  • Played in all 16 games for the first time in his career and punted 77 times for a 45.0 gross with six touchbacks, 30 downed inside the 20 (third in a season in team history) with a long of 62 yards and a 39.1 net.
  • Opened the season against the N.Y. Giants (9/8) with six punts for a 45.8 gross average, 42.5 net, two downed inside the 20 and a long of 56.
  • Punted four times for a 50.0 average and a 39.8-yard net with a then career-long 62-yarder at Kansas City (9/15).
  • At Philadelphia (10/20) punted a single-game career-high nine times with a long of 50, a net of 38.0, gross of 38.6 with six downed inside the 20.
  • Four of his eight punts at New Orleans (11/10) were downed inside the 20, and he finished with a 50.4 gross average and a 48.1 net average.

2012:

  • Played in just four games after a knee injury eventually landed him on Reserve/Injured. Punted 12 times with a gross average of 45.2, net average of 40.0 and six punts downed inside the 20 yard line.
  • Suffered the first blocked punt of his career that was returned three yards for a touchdown at Seattle (9/16). Finished with five punts for a 45.8-yard average, three downed inside the 20 and a net of 37.0.
  • Was inactive against Chicago (10/1) with a knee injury suffered the previous game and returned at Baltimore (10/14) to punt once for a 32.0 net and gross with the ball downed at the eight-yard line.
  • Was inactive (knee) at Carolina (10/21) before landing on IR with the knee injury on Oct. 24.

2011:

  • As an undrafted free agent, punted eight times for a gross of 37.0, net of 33.1 and three downed inside the 20-yard line in the preseason.
  • Waived at the end of camp, signed to the practice squad Oct. 28, released Nov. 1 and re-signed Nov. 2.
  • Was activated on Nov. 5 to make his NFL debut against Seattle (11/6) in place of McBriar (foot) and punted four times with a 43.0 gross and net average and two punts downed inside the 20-yard line.
  • Inactive against Buffalo (11/13), released Nov. 15 and signed to the practice squad on Nov. 17.
  • Was once again called up after McBriar landed on IR and punted in the season finale at the N.Y. Giants (1/1/12) with six punts, a 42.3 gross, 38.8 net, two downed inside the 20 and a long of 54 yards.

COLLEGE:

  • As a senior in 2010, punted 48 times averaging 42.1 yards with a long of 73.
  • During his junior year, earned second-team All-SAC honors and played in all 14 games, ranking third in the conference in punting with an average of 39.3 yards-per-punt.
  • Landed eight punts inside the 20-yard line, forced 21 fair catches on 54 attempts and had a season-long punt of 55 yards against UNC-Pembroke.
  • As a sophomore averaged 38.5 yards on 41 punts and landed six punts inside the 20-yard-line with a long punt of 57 yards and was a Preseason All-South Atlantic Conference selection and a second-team All-SAC selection.
  • Was named to the first-team All-SAC selection as a freshman, averaging 41.4 yards on 34 punts and kicking six inside the 20-yard-line with a long punt of 64 yards.

PERSONAL:

  • Was an all-area punter at Coosa High School in Rome, Ga.
  • Also participated on Coosa’s track and field team.
  • Majored in physical education at Carson-Newman.

COMMUNITY:

  • 2011 Rookie Club presented by UnitedHealthcare.
  • 2012-17 Dallas Cowboys U High School Camp.
  • 2013, 2015-17 Dallas Cowboys Draft Day/Fan Appreciation Party.
  • 2014 NFL Play 60 clinic, London, England.
  • 2014 Fan Appreciation Pep Rally, London, England.
  • 2014 Early Thanksgiving Day meal at The Salvation Army.
  • WrestleMania 32 week community event at WrestleMania Pro-Am Golf Tournament.
  • Annual Team Holiday Hospital Visits.
  • Kick Off Luncheon and Dallas Cowboys Family Cookbook benefiting Happy Hill Farm.
  • Salvation Army Angel Tree Christmas Program.
  • Make-A-Wish Foundation of North Texas.

Stats

Career Stats

gamespunting
seasonteamggspuntsydsnet ydslngavgnet avgblkoobdnin 20tbfcretretytd
2016DAL160582,6612,3896645.940.5110525417221920
2015DAL160693,1172,9356145.242.5016627122241620
2014DAL160572,5862,3066445.439.8111421215252400
2013DAL160773,4673,008624539.102530627373390
2012DAL40125425206045.2401216045220
2011DAL20104264055442.640.5030413310
TOTAL28312,79911,5636645.240.93442111314881169560

Recent Games

punting
wkopresultpuntsydsnet ydslngavgnet avgblkoobdnin 20tbfcretretytd
17@PHIL 13-2741951956648.839121301000
16DETW 42-2141891665747.341.50301001230
15TBW 26-2028282424141000202000
14@NYGL 7-1093843585242.739.80002045260
13@MINW 17-1562772825546.2470113013-50
12WASW 31-2628888534444001201000
11BALW 27-174184164614641001211100
10@PITW 35-3031451234948.3410101011220
9@CLEW 35-10275735037.536.5000101120
8PHIW 29-2352221936044.438.6010111290
6@GBW 30-16283584241.5290001011250
5CINW 28-14287875143.543.5000101100
4@SFW 24-1742211556355.338.80101201260
3CHIW 31-1731401235146.7410002012170
2@WASW 27-2331421125647.337.30011002300
1NYGL 19-203147130564943.30101011170

punting

yearteamgpuntsydsnet ydslngavgnet avgblkoobdnin 20tbfcretretytd
2016DAL16582,6612,3896645.940.5110525417221920
2015DAL16693,1172,9356145.242.5016627122241620
2014DAL16572,5862,3066445.439.8111421215252400
2013DAL16773,4673,008624539.102530627373390
2012DAL4125425206045.2401216045220
2011DAL2104264055442.640.5030413310
TOTAL 7028312,79911,5636645.240.93442111314881169560

kickoff

yearteamgkoydsoobavgtbpctrettdoskoskr
2016DAL16----------
2015DAL16----------
2014DAL161570160-1-00
2013DAL16----------
2012DAL4----------
2011DAL2----------
TOTAL 701570160-1-00

rushing

yearteamgattatt/gydsavgyds/gtdlng1st1st%20+40+fum
2016DAL1610.130301.90301100100
2015DAL16------------
2014DAL16------------
2013DAL16------------
2012DAL4------------
2011DAL2------------
TOTAL 701030300.40301100100

defensive

yearteamgtotalsoloastscksftypdefinttdsydsavglong
2016DAL163210-0-----
2015DAL160----------
2014DAL161100-0-----
2013DAL161100-0-----
2012DAL40----------
2011DAL20----------
TOTAL 70541000000-0

fumbles

yearteamgfumlostffown fropp frown ydsopp ydstdoobsftytb
2016DAL16-----------
2015DAL16----1-0----
2014DAL16-----------
2013DAL16-----------
2012DAL4-----------
2011DAL2-----------
TOTAL 7000-01000000

preseason

gamespunter
wkgame dateoppresultggspuntsydsnet ydslngavgnet avgblkoobdnin 20tbfcretretytd
008/03/2017ARIW 18-2010---------------
108/12/2017@LAL 10-1310295985347.5490001011-30
TOTAL 20295985347.5490001011-30

punting splits - split by OPPONENT

splitgpuntsydslngavgblkretretyin 20net avg
Baltimore Ravens141846146010241
Chicago Bears131405146.70217241
Cincinnati Bengals12875143.5010143.5
Cleveland Browns12755037.5012136.5
Detroit Lions141895747.30123141.5
Green Bay Packers12834241.50125129
Minnesota Vikings162775546.203-5347
New York Giants2125315644.30643340.7
Philadelphia Eagles294176646.3129438.8
Pittsburgh Steelers131454948.30122141
San Francisco 49ers142216355.30126138.8
Tampa Bay Buccaneers12824241000241
Washington Redskins2523056460230340

punting splits - split by DIVISION CONFERENCE

splitgpuntsydslngavgblkretretyin 20net avg
Outside Own Division10321,4836346.30121101541
vs AFC Teams4114916144.60424540.6
vs NFC Teams12472,1706646.21181682040.5
vs Own Division6261,1786645.3110821039.9

punting splits - split by MONTH

splitgpuntsydslngavgblkretretyin 20net avg
December4219325744.40944842.3
January141956648.8100339
November4114926144.70324640.7
October4136136347.20560437.9
September394295647.70564440.6

punting splits - split by STADIUM

splitgpuntsydslngavgblkretretyin 20net avg
AT&T Stadium8251,1396145.608661241.3
FedExField131425647.30230137.3
FirstEnergy Stadium12755037.5012136.5
Heinz Field131454948.30122141
Lambeau Field12834241.50125129
Levi's Stadium142216355.30126138.8
Lincoln Financial Field141956648.8100339
MetLife Stadium193845242.70526239.8
U.S. Bank Stadium162775546.203-5347

punting splits - split by WIN/LOSSES

splitgpuntsydslngavgblkretretyin 20net avg
Losses3167266645.41643640.2
Wins13421,9356346.10161491940.6

punting splits - split by WEEKDAY

splitgpuntsydslngavgblkretretyin 20net avg
Mondays141895747.30123141.5
Other Days (not Monday or Sunday)283655545.603-5546.3
Sundays13462,1076645.81181741939.4

rushing splits - split by OPPONENT

splitgattydsavglngtd1st
Baltimore Ravens1------
Chicago Bears1------
Cincinnati Bengals1------
Cleveland Browns1------
Detroit Lions1------
Green Bay Packers1------
Minnesota Vikings1------
New York Giants2------
Philadelphia Eagles2130303001
Pittsburgh Steelers1------
San Francisco 49ers1------
Tampa Bay Buccaneers1------
Washington Redskins2------

rushing splits - split by DIVISION CONFERENCE

splitgattydsavglngtd1st
Outside Own Division10------
vs AFC Teams4------
vs NFC Teams12130303001
vs Own Division6130303001

rushing splits - split by MONTH

splitgattydsavglngtd1st
December4------
January1------
November4------
October4130303001
September3------

rushing splits - split by STADIUM

splitgattydsavglngtd1st
AT&T Stadium8130303001
FedExField1------
FirstEnergy Stadium1------
Heinz Field1------
Lambeau Field1------
Levi's Stadium1------
Lincoln Financial Field1------
MetLife Stadium1------
U.S. Bank Stadium1------

rushing splits - split by WIN/LOSSES

splitgattydsavglngtd1st
Losses3------
Wins13130303001

rushing splits - split by WEEKDAY

splitgattydsavglngtd1st
Mondays1------
Other Days (not Monday or Sunday)2------
Sundays13130303001

defensive splits - split by OPPONENT

splitgtotalsoloastscksftypdefinttdsydsavglong
Baltimore Ravens10----------
Chicago Bears10----------
Cincinnati Bengals10----------
Cleveland Browns10----------
Detroit Lions11010-0-----
Green Bay Packers10----------
Minnesota Vikings10----------
New York Giants20----------
Philadelphia Eagles20----------
Pittsburgh Steelers11100-0-----
San Francisco 49ers11100-0-----
Tampa Bay Buccaneers10----------
Washington Redskins20----------

defensive splits - split by DIVISION CONFERENCE

splitgtotalsoloastscksftypdefinttdsydsavglong
Outside Own Division103210-0-----
vs AFC Teams41100-0-----
vs NFC Teams122110-0-----
vs Own Division60----------

defensive splits - split by MONTH

splitgtotalsoloastscksftypdefinttdsydsavglong
December41010-0-----
January10----------
November41100-0-----
October41100-0-----
September30----------

defensive splits - split by STADIUM

splitgtotalsoloastscksftypdefinttdsydsavglong
AT&T Stadium81010-0-----
FedExField10----------
FirstEnergy Stadium10----------
Heinz Field11100-0-----
Lambeau Field10----------
Levi's Stadium11100-0-----
Lincoln Financial Field10----------
MetLife Stadium10----------
U.S. Bank Stadium10----------

defensive splits - split by WIN/LOSSES

splitgtotalsoloastscksftypdefinttdsydsavglong
Losses30----------
Wins133210-0-----

defensive splits - split by WEEKDAY

splitgtotalsoloastscksftypdefinttdsydsavglong
Mondays11010-0-----
Other Days (not Monday or Sunday)20----------
Sundays132200-0-----
No Situational data to display for the selected season and type.