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Chris Jones

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Height: 
6-0

Weight:

205

Age

28
Carson-Newman
6 Years Pro

2017 Season

  • punts20
  • avg43.9
  • lng62
  • in 2012
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
2017DAL50208788136243.940.703312158450
2016DAL160582,6612,3896645.940.5110525417221920
2015DAL160693,1172,9356145.242.5016627122241620
2014DAL160572,5862,3066445.439.8111421215252400
2013DAL160773,4673,008624539.102530627373390
2012DAL40125425206045.2401216045220
2011DAL20104264055442.640.5030413310
TOTAL30313,67712,3766645.140.83472412515931241,0010

Recent Games

punting
wkopresultpuntsydsnet ydslngavgnet avgblkoobdnin 20tbfcretretytd
5GBL 31-3513838383838001100000
4LAL 30-353141121554740.30001003200
3@ARIW 28-1773113075644.443.9012402240
2@DENL 17-4252492096249.841.80202102200
1NYGW 19-341391384034.834.5000403110

punting

yearteamgpuntsydsnet ydslngavgnet avgblkoobdnin 20tbfcretretytd
2017DAL5208788136243.940.703312158450
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 7530313,67712,3766645.140.83472412515931241,0010

kickoff

yearteamgkoydsoobavgtbpctrettdoskoskr
2017DAL5----------
2016DAL16----------
2015DAL16----------
2014DAL161570160-1-00
2013DAL16----------
2012DAL4----------
2011DAL2----------
TOTAL 751570160-1-00

rushing

yearteamgattatt/gydsavgyds/gtdlng1st1st%20+40+fum
2017DAL5------------
2016DAL1610.130301.90301100100
2015DAL16------------
2014DAL16------------
2013DAL16------------
2012DAL4------------
2011DAL2------------
TOTAL 751030300.40301100100

defensive

yearteamgtotalsoloastscksftypdefinttdsydsavglong
2017DAL50----------
2016DAL163210-0-----
2015DAL160----------
2014DAL161100-0-----
2013DAL161100-0-----
2012DAL40----------
2011DAL20----------
TOTAL 75541000000-0

fumbles

yearteamgfumlostffown fropp frown ydsopp ydstdoobsftytb
2017DAL5-----------
2016DAL16-----------
2015DAL16----1-0----
2014DAL16-----------
2013DAL16-----------
2012DAL4-----------
2011DAL2-----------
TOTAL 7500-01000000

preseason

gamespunter
wkgame dateoppresultggspuntsydsnet ydslngavgnet avgblkoobdnin 20tbfcretretytd
008/03/2017ARIW 18-2010---------------
108/12/2017@LAL 10-1310295985347.5490001011-30
208/19/2017INDW 19-241027252433626000111000
308/26/2017OAKW 20-2410282724541360001011100
TOTAL 4062492225341.537000313270

regular season

gamespunter
wkgame dateoppresultggspuntsydsnet ydslngavgnet avgblkoobdnin 20tbfcretretytd
109/10/2017NYGW 3-191041391384034.834.5000403110
209/17/2017@DENL 17-421052492096249.841.80202102200
309/25/2017@ARIW 28-171073113075644.443.9012402240
410/01/2017LAL 35-30103141121554740.30001003200
510/08/2017GBL 35-311013838383838001100000
TOTAL 50208788136243.940.703312158450

punting splits - split by OPPONENT

splitgpuntsydslngavgblkretretyin 20net avg
Arizona Cardinals173115644.4024443.9
Denver Broncos152496249.80220241.8
Green Bay Packers11383838000138
Los Angeles Rams1314155470320140.3
New York Giants141394034.8011434.5

punting splits - split by DIVISION CONFERENCE

splitgpuntsydslngavgblkretretyin 20net avg
Outside Own Division4167396246.20744842.2
vs AFC Teams152496249.80220241.8
vs NFC Teams4156295641.906251040.3
vs Own Division141394034.8011434.5

punting splits - split by MONTH

splitgpuntsydslngavgblkretretyin 20net avg
October241795544.80320239.8
September3166996243.705251040.9

punting splits - split by STADIUM

splitgpuntsydslngavgblkretretyin 20net avg
AT&T Stadium383185539.80421637.1
Sports Authority Field at Mile High152496249.80220241.8
University of Phoenix Stadium173115644.4024443.9

punting splits - split by WIN/LOSSES

splitgpuntsydslngavgblkretretyin 20net avg
Losses394286247.60540440.9
Wins2114505640.9035840.5

punting splits - split by WEEKDAY

splitgpuntsydslngavgblkretretyin 20net avg
Mondays173115644.4024443.9
Sundays4135676243.60641838.9

Punting splits - FIELD TYPE

splitgpuntsydslngavgblkretretyin 20net avg
Grass2125606246.70424643
Turf383185539.80421637.1

Punting splits - HOME/AWAY

splitgpuntsydslngavgblkretretyin 20net avg
Home Games383185539.80421637.1
Road Games2125606246.70424643

Punting splits - POINT SITUATIONAL

splitgpuntsydslngavgblkretretyin 20net avg
Ahead83185239.80314638
Behind838462480430341.8
Tied41765044011343.8

Punting splits - HALF

splitgpuntsydslngavgblkretretyin 20net avg
1st Half93865642.90325437.9
2nd Half114926244.70520842.9

Punting splits - FIELD TYPE POSITION

splitgpuntsydslngavgblkretretyin 20net avg
Opp 49-20 - by Yard Line72594237011634
Own 1-20 - by Yard Line1434343000043
Own 21-50 - by Yard Line1257662480744644.3

Punting splits - QUARTERS

splitgpuntsydslngavgblkretretyin 20net avg
1st Quarter41945648.5025247.3
2nd Quarter51925038.40120230.4
3rd Quarter83465543.30320540.8
4th Quarter31466248.7020348.7

Punting splits - MARGIN

splitgpuntsydslngavgblkretretyin 20net avg
Margin 0-7241795544.80320239.8
Margin 15+293886243.10321638.6
Margin 8-14173115644.4024443.9