OXNARD (105.3 THE FAN) – The Dallas Cowboys extended punter Chris Jones’s contract for another four-years on Wednesday.
The 28-year-old Jones’ contract now extends his term with the Cowboys through the 2021 season. The financial aspects of the deal were not disclosed. According to the Cowboys, Jones had one year remaining on his deal.
“He’s been very impactful on our team since he’s been our punter,” said head coach Jason Garrett. “We’ve talked about the dynamic of the specialists we have. Both he and Dan Bailey are just outstanding at what they do and also just really good for our team … (He’s) a hardworking guy … does things the right way and (he’s) a very productive player.”
Jones had a career best during the 2016 season with a 45.9-yard punt average, including a 66-yard kick that gave the team a big advantage by going out of bounds at the Eagles’ 1-yard line in the regular-season finale.
Jones holds the all-time highest percentage of punts downed inside the 20-yard line (39.9 percent) in team history.