The Dallas Cowboys gave defensive back Kavon Frazier a chance to show what he could do on Thursday Night Football, and he went after it. The Cowboys finally got a win, 38-14, and owner Jerry Jones raved about just how physical Frazier was in the game.
“[Kavon] Frazier is a legitimate, natural, what we call a ‘down safety,’” Jones said on 105.3 The Fan, per Mark Lane. “And I was really impressed with how he took advantage of his play time last night and punished physically the Redskins. We need that. That’s an important part of things to create that physicalness that you can get from that secondary. Got to be reminded he’s not a linebacker. He’s a quasi-linebacker when he’s down like that, a quasi-linebacker safety. So, let’s start with we need that in the defense, and I think that was impressive out there, the toll, his physicalness last night.”
Jones had been asked if defensive back Byron Jones, who split snaps during the game, could see a changing role.
“Of course, Byron is a freak in a positive way athlete, and we need him playing centerfield,” Jones said. “Can he play corner, does he have the length, and does he have the instincts and the speed to play corner? Yes, he does. And, so, position flex is the thing I look at him when I look at [Anthony] Brown out there. I was glad to see him under the circumstances get that interception. But I look at those other guys out there that we’ve got, those three young draft picks, and, boy, I see a bright future, future being as soon as we play the Giants for these young guys.”
The Cowboys play the New York Giants on Sunday, Dec. 10.
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