Seahawks Cut Former Cowboy Julius Jones
We haven’t quite reached the 2004 season in the 50 Seasons Series, but news out of Seattle today relates to the Cowboys’ 2004 draft. Dallas’ first pick that year was Notre Dame running back Julius Jones. He later signed with Seattle but was released today when the Seahawks acquired Marshawn Lynch.
The Cowboys in 2004 had the 22nd pick in the draft. Dallas orchestrated a trade with Buffalo to acquire the Bills’ second-round and fifth-round picks in 2004, along with a first-round pick in 2005. With those picks, Dallas acquired Jones (#43 overall) and tight end Sean Ryan (#144 overall). In 2005, Dallas used the Bills’ #20 pick to take defensive end Marcus Spears.
Jones played four seasons in Dallas and rushed for 3,484 yards. Losman started 33 games in six seasons but is currently out of the NFL.
The Cowboys could have taken Stephen Jackson in the first round of the 2004 draft. However, many were pushing Dallas to take Kevin Jones out of Virginia Tech or even Chris Perry out of Michigan. Neither Jones nor Perry has played since 2008.
Bleacher Report has speculated that the Eagles or Redskins might sign Jones to provide depth. Quite obviously, he won’t return to Dallas.