It’s been a tough 2023 for former New England Patriots cornerback Jack Jones. Jones has struggled on and off the field, and the situation has come to a head on Monday afternoon. The Patriots are on a bye week following a tough 10-6 loss to the Indianapolis Colts in Germany, and their first order of business in the new week was to waive Jones from the team.
Jones only played 10 snaps for the Patriots in their Week 10 loss, and those around the team have alluded to the fact that the relationship between the player and the franchise had been souring. With Jones no longer a member of the Patriots, he will be subjected to the waiver wire before he knows where he will play next.
Let’s take a closer look at some possible NFL landing spots for the young cornerback.
Jack Jones Top Landing Spots
With the NFL season past the halfway point, teams are making pushes toward the playoffs with the hopes of being the last team standing in February. Talent acquisition is a 24/7 business, and despite Jones having some issues as of late, teams are willing to take chances on players if they are talented enough.
What teams may be looking to add Jones ahead of Week 11?
The Dallas Cowboys finished Week 10 with a dismantling of the rival New York Giants to get their sixth win of the season. While the Cowboys currently have one of the top defenses in the NFL, Jerry Jones and Co. are not afraid to add talent in obscure ways. A disgruntled but talented player looking for a second chance sounds right up Jones’ alley.
On the field, it makes a lot of sense as well. With star cornerback Trevon Diggs out for the year with a torn ACL, the Cowboys could use more CB depth to go with Stephon Gilmore and rising star DaRon Bland.
Las Vegas Raiders
There is a new Sherrif in town out in Sin City, and he has familiarity with Jones already. Interim head coach Antonio Pierce actually coached Jones both in high school at Long Beach Poly as well as at Arizona State University. If anybody knows the type of person Jones is and may be able to connect with him to get the most out of him, it is probably Pierce.
As far as fit goes, the Raiders can use as much talent as they can find, and adding Jones to the fold would inject a young player with intriguing upside to their defense. This would be a good first move for Pierce to show that this is his show and he is capable of handling all sorts of personalities with the idea of putting the best players they can collect on the field to win games.
When it comes to Howie Roseman and the Eagles, any single player who becomes available is surely going to be on the team’s radar. Roseman is unafraid to wheel and deal and is truly looking to add talent any way he can throughout the year. The aggressive nature of the GM, coupled with the Eagles being in a championship window, makes this fit make a lot of sense.
Jones would be added to a quality cornerback room that is currently banged up. Both Darius Slay and James Bradberry have been dinged up at times, and with a safety room that has seen players miss time, adding more quality depth to their secondary is not out of question.