DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM) – The Miami Dolphins and cornerback Byron Jones have come to terms on a contract that would make him the highest-paid corner in the NFL.

According to Ian Rapoport, Jones will be paid upwards of $17 million a year.

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Jones was a first-round pick by the Cowboys in 2015 and spent some time at safety before settling in at corner where he became one of the best in the league. Jones was a pivotal piece of the Dallas defense in 2018 and 2019 and was named to the pro bowl and 2nd team all-pro for his performance in 2018.

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This is the second year in a row that Miami has set the bar of highest-paid corner. They gave that title to Jones’ defensive backfield teammate, Xavien Howard last year when they inked him to a five-year deal worth $76.5 million. Jones’ deal is expected to top that deal.

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The Cowboys have already been shopping for Jones’ replacement. They are rumored to be interested in former Denver Broncos CB Chris Harris.