The Dallas Cowboys released running back Ronald Jones on Monday, the team announced. Jones was eligible to return to the active 53-man roster on Monday after serving a two-game suspension for violating the league's performance-enhancing drug policy, but the Cowboys have opted to go in another direction. The 26-year-old will now be hoping to latch on with another organization to provide some backfield depth. Tony Pollard is the team's clear-cut starter, with Rico Dowdle and rookies Deuce Vaughn and Hunter Luepke backing him up in the running back room. Jones shouldn't be rostered in single-year fantasy leagues right now.
Sep 18, 2023 7:43 PM EST
Dallas Cowboys running back Ronald Jones (groin) returned to training camp practice on Tuesday, suggesting that he could make his preseason debut this Saturday in the team's preseason finale against the Las Vegas Raiders. It's been a bad summer for Jones, who has missed valuable time with a groin injury while also being suspended for the first two games of the 2023 season for performance-enhancing drugs. When he's healthy and back from his suspension in Week 3, he'll be battling Rico Dowdle, impressive rookie Deuce Vaughn and Malik Davis for backup work behind starter Tony Pollard in Dallas' backfield. Jones should be off the fantasy radar in most upcoming drafts.
Aug 23, 2023 11:24 AM EST
Coach Mike McCarthy said Monday that Jones (groin/suspension) will miss some time at practice, Michael Gehlken of The Dallas Morning News reports.
Aug 7, 2023 10:36 AM EST
Jones indicated that his PED violation was due to heart medication he's been taking since he entered the league, and that the NFL rejected an appeal of his two-game suspension, Todd Archer of ESPN reports.
Aug 2, 2023 9:53 AM EST
The NFL suspended Jones for the first two games of the 2023 regular season for violating the NFL Policy on Performance-Enchancing Substances, John Hendrix of SI.com reports.
Jul 31, 2023 1:52 PM EST
Jones has been suspended for the first two games of the 2023 regular season, Field Yates of ESPN reports.
Jul 31, 2023 1:43 PM EST
Jones rushed the ball 10 times for 45 yards and a touchdown in Saturday's 31-13 win over the Raiders.
Jan 7, 2023 7:09 PM EST
Jones had zero carries during Sunday's 27-24 loss to the Bengals.
Dec 6, 2022 9:07 AM EST
Jones compiled four rushes for 12 yards and caught their only target for 22 yards during Sunday's 26-10 win versus the Rams.
Nov 29, 2022 8:45 AM EST
Jones is listed as active for Sunday's game against the Rams Herbie Teope of The Kansas City Star reports.
Nov 27, 2022 12:05 PM EST
Coach Andy Reid said Wednesday that Jones has a "legitimate chance" to suit up Sunday versus the Rams, Herbie Teope of The Kansas City Star reports.
Nov 23, 2022 10:43 AM EST
Jones is inactive for Sunday's game against the Bills.
Oct 16, 2022 12:11 PM EST
Jones (coach's decision) was ruled inactive ahead of Monday's game against the Raiders.
Oct 10, 2022 4:08 PM EST
Jones (coach's decision) is inactive for Sunday's game against the Buccaneers.
Oct 2, 2022 4:11 PM EST
Jones (illness) was a full participant at practice Friday.
Sep 30, 2022 12:50 PM EST
Jones (illness) participated in Friday's practice, Herbie Teope of The Kansas City Star reports.
Sep 30, 2022 10:05 AM EST
Jones (illness) did not practice Thursday, Herbie Teope reports.
Sep 29, 2022 12:05 PM EST
Jones (illness) will not practice Wednesday, Pete Sweeney of ArrowheadPride.com reports.
Sep 28, 2022 10:11 AM EST
Jones (coach's decision) is inactive for Sunday's game against the Colts.
Sep 25, 2022 8:46 AM EST
Jones (coach's decision) is inactive for Thursday's game against the Chargers, Adam Teicher of ESPN.com reports.
Sep 15, 2022 3:56 PM EST