By SCHUYLER DIXON
AP Sports Writer
IRVING, Texas (AP) - The Cowboys have taken cornerback Byron Jones from Connecticut with the 27th pick in the first round of the draft.
It's the second time in four drafts that Dallas has taken a cornerback in the first round. The Cowboys traded up to get Morris Claiborne at No. 6 in 2012, but he has underperformed in three seasons and isn't expected to be ready for training camp because of a knee injury.
Dallas signed Brandon Carr to a $50 million contract in free agency the same year that Claiborne was drafted, and he had a subpar 2014 season.
Jones played the first seven games of last season before a lingering shoulder injury sidelined him for the rest of the year. He had eight career interceptions at UConn.