Stephen Jones: "More Than Likely" We Won't Bring In 'High-Profile' Free Agent

Josh Clark
January 14, 2019 - 12:24 pm
Seattle Seahawks Safety Earl Thomas

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DALLAS (105.3 The Fan) - Cowboys COO Stephen Jones says the club will not likely pay a 'high-profile' free agent this offseason. 

"I think our hands are going to be full paying our own guys," Jones said on The GBAG Nation on 105.3 The Fan. "People may not like it but we're not big advocates of free agency. I don't think we make our living out here paying for free agents. I don't see that being the case especially because we got some really good football players on our team that need to be paid."

The Cowboys have several free agents, including defensive end DeMarcus Lawrence and wide receiver Cole Beasley, and can negotiate extensions with quarterback Dak Prescott, running back Ezekiel Elliott and wideout Amari Cooper.

When asked specifically about adding a free agent safety in the offseason, Jones back peddled a little bit and wouldn't completely rule out being involved in free agency.

"We got a handful of draft picks and we'll go to work. It doesn't mean we won't play free agency at all. We just won't be paying a high-profile free agent more than likely," Jones added. "You never rule anything out all the way but I wouldn't necessarily say that's going to be our strategy going into the offseason."

Dallas attempted to trade for Seattle Seahawks safety Earl Thomas multiple times in 2018 to no avail. Thomas intercepted Dak Prescott twice in the Cowboys loss to Seattle in week 3 and suffered a broken leg the very next week against Arizona.