FRISCO, Texas – Cornerback Byron Jones could be cleared to return from the Active/Physically Unable to Perform list as early as Monday, having spent the offseason and most of training camp rehabbing from hip surgery.
For now, the Pro Bowler remains on the Active/PUP list since the start of camp in late July.
With less than two weeks until the start of the regular season, the Cowboys' defense is getting healthier. Defensive linemen DeMarcus Lawrence (shoulder) and Tyrone Crawford (hip) returned to practice from Active/PUP last week and worked back in on a limited basis. Jones is likely to do the same once he returns.
The Cowboys have been optimistic throughout the offseason that Jones will be ready for the Sept. 8 season opener against the Giants. Activating him from Active/PUP this week would further indicate he's on track for Week 1.
If a player stays on Active/PUP through the end of the preseason, a team has the option to place him on Reserve/PUP for a minimum of six weeks at the start of the season and create an open roster spot during that time.