Player Mailbag: "Senator" Byron Jones On CB Or Safety; Why No. 31?

Cowboys first-round draft pick Byron Jones sat down with Dallascowboys.com to answer fan submitted questions via the Player Mailbag. Check out his answers below!


Name: Isiah Nunez
Location: Irving, TX
Question: Who was your favorite athlete growing up?

Byron: Michael Jordan

Name: Chad Bost
Location: Boyd, TX
Question: What's your favorite football movie?

Byron: Remember The Titans

Name: Nathan Reisman
Location: Dallas, TX
Question: If there was one superhero you could be, who would it be and why?

Byron: I would say Spiderman because he can climb on things. That sounds pretty fun to me.

Name: Hillary Faith
Location: New Jersey
Question: How have these past few days been since you've gotten drafted by the Cowboys? How has life changed?

Byron: It's been great for me. I've just been hanging out, kind of laying low. It's been great knowing I'm a Cowboy.

Name: Doug Preszler
Location: Belle Fourche, SD
Question: What on the field skill set specific to your defensive position do you bring to the Cowboys and which of those skills sets you apart and makes you a number one draft pick?

Byron: I would have to say my versatility, being able to play two positions, two base positions on the defense.

Name: Ed Dietz
Location: Long Island, NY
Question: Which position do you enjoy playing more, Cornerback or Safety?

Byron: I'd have to say cornerback. Cornerback is fun, it's challenging. It's a position I enjoyed playing my last two years in college.

Name: Natalie Dominguez
Location: Humble, TX
Question: Who was your favorite NFL team growing up?

Byron: The Giants. My dad was a Giants fan, so I had to follow his lead.

Name: Victor Fondeur
Location:Dominican Republic
Question: What's your goal for your first season with the Dallas Cowboys and the NFL?

Byron: Try to play as much as possible through special-teams and defensive reps from a starter or from a backup. Just play as much as I can and contribute to the team.

Name: Jose Villatoro
Location: MD
Question: Why did you pick to wear No. 31?

Byron: All of the numbers that I could choose from were in the 30s and I thought 31 looked the best so I said 'Hey, I think it will look good on me.'

Name: Carolina Garcia
Location: Dallas, TX
Question: Did you ever think you'd play for the Dallas Cowboys, America's Team?

Byron: Not at all. It's one of those teams that a lot of people hate and a lot of people love, so to be on this team is just amazing.

Name: Ana Melesio
Location: Grand Saline, TX
Question: Will you go to Prom with me next year?

Byron: (laughing) I'm all done with Prom, can't go back.

Name: Tyler Kirk
Location: Akron, OH
Question: Byron, congrats on being drafted by the Cowboys. My question is what is your favorite football memory when you were growing up?

Byron: It was my first or second year playing football, I was on defense, I was defensive line by the way, and the quarterback fumbled the ball so I picked it up and I didn't know what to do with it so I gave it back to the referee. My brother was on the team too, so he was making fun of me he was yelling 'Run, run,' but I had no clue what to do so I just gave the ball back. I was seven or eight at the time and clueless at the time.

Name: Scott Huber
Location: New York, NY
Question: Cats or dogs?

Byron: I own two cats so I'm a cat person.

Name: Anthony Villanueva
Location:San Jose, CA
Question: What were your emotions going through at the Auditorium Theater in Chicago when you went on the stage and shook the commissioner's hand after hearing you were drafted by the Cowboys?

Byron: I couldn't have been any happier. There are a lot of good teams in the NFL, but nothing like the Cowboys. Just to know that I was going to the Cowboys, I was ecstatic.

Name: Ashley Combs
Location: CT
Question: As a UConn alum, I want to know what made you chose to play at the University of Connecticut?

Byron: I saw UConn's football moving in the right direction and they had good academics.

Name: Lauren
Location: Dallas, TX
Question: Do you have any nicknames? If so, what's the story behind them?

Byron: In high school my coaches used to call me Spider because I used to jump around and move around kind of like a spider. My trainers in college called me The Senator because I did an internship at the State Capitol in Connecticut and then one in Washington D.C.

Name: Fabio G
Location: Dallas, TX
Question: If you could attend any concert, who would you see?

Byron: The first and only concert I've been to is Wiz Khalifa.

Name: Taylor Alexandra
Location: Irving, TX
Question: If you could go to dinner with 3 people, dead or alive, who would they be?

Byron: My grandfather on my dad's side. Probably Jerry Jones, that'd be cool to sit down with him again. I guess I'll go with Michael Jordan for the last person.

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