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Report: Broncos Are Eyeing Dallas Cowboys Pro Bowler

A closeup of a Dallas Cowboys football helmet.

ARLINGTON, TX - DECEMBER 02: A detail photo of a Dallas Cowboys helmet before a game against the Philadelphia Eagles at Cowboys Stadium on December 2, 2012 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images)

Dak Prescott and Amari Cooper aren't the only Dallas Cowboys stars in search of a new contract this offseason. All-Pro cornerback Byron Jones is also set to hit free agency.

Jones, 27, was the No. 27 overall pick in the 2015 NFL Draft out of Connecticut. He quickly became a key member of the Dallas defense and was a second-team All-Pro in 2018.

The defensive back could be the odd man out in Dallas this offseason, though. The Cowboys could prioritize Prescott and Cooper, allowing Jones to walk in free agency.

An AFC team has reportedly emerged as a potential landing spot for Jones. The Denver Broncos have reportedly been keeping their eye on Jones.

"There have been rumblings since the Senior Bowl that CB Byron Jones could be top target for #Broncos in free agency. Worth keeping an eye on as #Cowboys trying to get Dak Prescott, Amari Cooper and perhaps even Jones signed/sealed," Broncos insider Cecil Lammey reported this week.

Jones wouldn't be the first star Cowboys defender to leave for the Broncos in free agency. Former Dallas star DeMarcus Ware played in Denver from 2014-16 after spending nine seasons with the Cowboys.

NFL free agency is set to begin on March 18. Jones is probably going to have interest from several NFL franchises, Denver included.