Who should the Dallas Cowboys keep: Amari Cooper or Byron Jones?

Byron Jones #31 (Photo by Corey Perrine/Getty Images)
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PHILADELPHIA, PA – DECEMBER 22: Byron Jones #31 (C) of the Dallas Cowboys, Jeff Heath #38 (R) and Randall Cobb #18 run onto the field before the game at Lincoln Financial Field on December 22, 2019 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The Philadelphia Eagles defeated the Dallas Cowboys 17-9. (Photo by Corey Perrine/Getty Images) /

The Dallas Cowboys want to re-sign their top players to long term contracts, but should they let one walk and re-sign the other?

The Dallas Cowboys would love to sign three of their best players to long term contracts: Quarterback Dak Prescott, wide receiver Amari Cooper, and cornerback Byron Jones. After all, the trio played outstanding in 2019 and had some of their best seasons ever.

Dak had a career year in just about every statistical category (career high in passing yards, 4902 yards, and 30 touchdowns), Coop had 79 catches for 1,189 yards, eight touchdowns, a Pro Bowl bid, and Jones was one of the best corners in the league-even though he had zero interceptions.

First and foremost, Dak is the Cowboys’ primary focus moving forward, then Coop and finally Jones, in that order. But in Cowboys Nation and even within the Cowboys’ organization, some are questioning the reliability of Coop long term versus the importance of Jones being one of the best cover corners in the league.

Basically, the question is which player should the Cowboys keep?

If you follow social media-especially Twitter- most in Cowboys Nation prefer that the Cowboys keeping Coop and letting Jones walk because many believe, Jones isn’t worth being paid $14 million (his market value) because he has no interceptions.

They feel like Coop deserves to paid like an elite wide receiver because he’s done nothing but produce and has put Dak in position to be one of the highest  paid quarterbacks in the league .

And when you look at Dallas’ front office of Jerry Jones and Stephen Jones, even they lament to taking care of Coop before doing a deal with Jones. Dak and Coop are more of a priority than Jones. Stephen gave Jones his props as a good corner, but mentioned how Byron needs to think about himself during free agency.

Depending on which side of the fence you’re on, let’s look at the impact of both players, and you can decide for yourself? Fair enough?