These are the players I continue to see mentioned as needing new contracts: Dak Cooper Byron Jones Zeke Jaylon Only 3 are unrestricted in 2020: Dak Cooper Byron Jones The Cowboys just need to re-sign 2 of the 3 and then can use the Franchise Tag on the one that is not re-signed. Yes we ALL know that Jones is the lowest priority. No need to keep repeating it. They've already open discussions with the agents for Dak and Cooper. Sidenote: Jerry is not involved in the negotiations for Dak and was not involved in the DLaw contract. I don't expect the Cooper contract to be difficult. The current top paid WR averages 18M. I expect the Cowboys to offer Cooper 1 dollar over 18M. Cooper then says thanks and signs the contract. They are not going to learn anymore about Dak than they already know between the beginning and end of the 2019 season. They might as well get the contract done this year. Byron Jones is still somewhat unknown at CB in terms of whether he is just good or if he can become and remain an elite CB. It would be good to just wait and see how he fares in 2019. Keeping Jones on the Franchise Tag for 2020 would be a good option. If Jones/Agent is willing to sign a "team friendly" deal this year then the Cowboys could roll the dice on that. At the very worst he will be a slightly above average NFL CB. Best case he can be the #1 CB in the league but he'll need a few INTs to get that designation. If they draft a CB this year it's possible that player could replace either Jones or Brown (FA in 2020). If not they could re-sign Brown and Franchise Jones then draft a CB early in the 2020 draft.