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Rookie Byron Jones Happy To Continue Contributing Wherever He's Needed

IRVING, Texas – First-round rookie Byron Jones has played just about everywhere in the Cowboys' secondary this season, most recently the first two cornerback starts of his career for an injured Mo Claiborne (hamstring).

Previously Jones had taken over as the starting free safety for three games. He said he doesn't feel more comfortable at one position over the other yet – he's just happy to be playing wherever needed.

"Not yet - I'm not particularly great at any position yet," he said. "I'm just bouncing around until I find a (position) home."

The Cowboys have certainly needed Jones' production throughout his rookie year. In the last five games, he has played 320 of 323 defensive snaps.

Claiborne has returned to practice this week, and if he's able to play Monday at Washington, that gives the Cowboys different options for how to utilize Jones' versatility.

"I think he's done a lot of good things at different spots for such a young player," Garrett said. "It's not like he hasn't played these positions before. He played safety for two years in college and played corner for two years. I think he's demonstrated a comfort level at each of them.

"Again, you're always thinking about the best four or best five (defensive backs) out there. Health has something to do with it. We'll see how our guys are as the week goes on and determine how we're going to play each of those guys."

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