The Cowboys remain optimistic that cornerback Byron Jones’ injured left shoulder is not serious.
But they are doing their due diligence with the team’s first-round picked and will seek a second opinion because it’s the same shoulder he surgery on during his final season at Connecticut in 2014.
Vice-president Stephen Jones wouldn’t reveal the results of a magnetic resonance imaging exam Jones took on Monday. But said he felt good about the injury. He has not yet been cleared to return to practice.
“We feel good about his situation,” Stephen Jones said. “Obviously we’ve got a lot invested there and we want to make sure we do it right.”
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Byron Jones said everything was structurally sound in the shoulder. He said he has full range of motion and quickly regained the strength in the shoulder after getting a scare on Monday when he went down after a collision with fellow cornerback Morris Claiborne.
Jones participated in the walk-through Monday morning. He said he felt good and was waiting on the final word from the doctors.
“I was worried about the shoulder, but after I moved around a little bit it felt fine,” Jones said. “There was weakness but the strength came back pretty quickly.”
Byron said he feels good but he refused predict how long he would be out or when he will return to practice.
“I have no clue,” Byron Jones said. “It’s still fluid because we’ve got to talk to other doctors and we’re going day by day.”
Jones’ situation leaves the Cowboys the Cowboys short handed at cornerback for next few days as the team is already without starters Brandon Carr (fractured hand) and Orlando Scandrick (knee).
Scandrick, however, said he might be able to return to practice by the end of the week.
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