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Mailbag: Why Not Keep Jones At CB? Should Cowboys Get Chris Johnson?

ARTHUR BURCHARDLAS VEGAS, NV
What's with all the talk of Byron Jones moving to safety? We drafted him to be a cornerback. Why set him back in his development a full year? It takes a young player a couple of years to fully understand all of the nuances of the position.

Nick: Well, I personally think Jones will end up at safety. I think it comes down to having either a good cornerback or a great safety. That's not an easy question to answer, considering how important cornerback is. But I think the skill-set Jones has will make him a really great safety and that's where I would like to see him play. So I don't think you're setting him back if he plays some safety because to me, that's his best position.  

Bryan: I don't think you are giving Byron Jones enough credit and his ability to learn two positions. In minicamp they had him playing both corner spots and safety without a hitch. You also have to remember that for two seasons Jones played safety at UConn so it's not like he is having to learn the position.

DAN BECKWITHMURFREESBORO, TN
* So is there any truth to the rumors of the Cowboys landing Chris Johnson? If so, does that mean the Cowboys would cut ties with McFadden?*

Nick: Doesn't sound like the Cowboys have a lot of interest in Johnson right now. One thing to remember is Johnson didn't seem interested in signing for a low-dollar contract like McFadden. He was always available but not for that price. To answer your question though, yes if the Cowboys were to sign a veteran like Johnson, then I think it would definitely signal that McFadden isn't the answer. But for now, I don't see that happening.

Bryan: Spoke with a couple of different sources last night asking about the chances of landing Johnson and the response that I received that there was no interest at this time. My opinion is if they add a running back it will be through a trade.

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