Byron Jones is staying in Dallas for at least the next two seasons.
The Cowboys are expected to pick up the fifth-year option on the third-year cornerback’s rookie contract.
According to NFL Insider Ian Rapoport, Jones is expected to earn $6.17 million under the option in 2019, a salary that is guaranteed for injury.
For the first time in his NFL career, Jones is being moved from safety to cornerback in 2018 after playing two seasons at each position during his time at Connecticut.
“When you’re playing both sides of the puck, and you’re physical and engaged, it does nothing but lift your team,” coach Jon Cooper said.
‘Twas a time when Fleury and the Conn Smythe Trophy were far from synonymous, but that time has passed. Fleury was the heartbeat and backbone of the Golden Knights in their Round 1 sweep of the Los Angeles Kings, stopping 127 of 130 shots for a .977 save percentage. That number rose to .981 at even strength. The first face of the franchise was the No. 1 reason an NHL expansion team moved 12 wins away from the Stanley Cup.
He’s not the only QB oddsmakers believe will carry teams to a better season. A motivated and healthy Aaron Rodgers is expected to lead the Packers back above .500 after a 7-9 campaign in 2017.
Here are the complete odds from BetOnline.ag in alphabetical order.
“That’s funny,” Bamba replied. “I didn’t know the Knicks were in contention to be the No. 1 pick.”
The Knicks indeed hold only a 1.7 percent chance of landing the top pick in next month’s draft lottery, with the Phoenix Suns (25 percent), Memphis Grizzlies (19.9), Dallas Mavericks (13.8) and Atlanta Hawks (13.7) having the top odds.
“It honestly would mean the world to me — I grew up watching the Knicks,” Bamba said. “I watched the Knicks when they were at their worst, and I would always root for them because it’s always been in my heart. It would be awesome, you know. I live three train stops from there.”
Bamba recently spent a week working out with Joel Embiid while the Philadelphia 76ers center worked back into shape after fracturing his eye socket and sustaining a concussion.
“He’s the guy I really want to play against,” Bamba said. “I learned so much from him in just a couple of days of being around him. He’s a guy I’m really inspired to be like, and he’s the guy I want to go at.”