Cowboys cornerback Byron Jones underwent hip surgery Wednesday, though he isn’t expected to miss any time when the 2019 season begins.
Dallas believes Jones will be ready to play by the start of the team’s training camp, according to ESPN, which cited unidentified sources.
Jones’ surgery was described by NFL Network as “a cleanup” procedure after he played through pain last season. The plan was to see if time off would help alleviate the discomfort, but Jones opted to have surgery during the offseason because he was still experiencing soreness.
Despite the hip issue, Jones started all 16 regular-season games in 2018 plus two postseason games.
Selected by Dallas in the first round of the 2015 draft, Jones is entering the final year of his rookie contract. He moved to corner last season after playing two seasons at safety.
Jones, 26, compiled 67 tackles and a career-high 14 passes defended, while making his first Pro Bowl appearance in 2018.