Shortly after signing his restricted free agent tender from the Cowboys last week, punter Chris Jones agreed to tack on a couple more years to that one-year contract, according to Field Yates of ESPN.com. Yates reports (via Twitter) that Jones signed a two-year extension with the Cowboys, giving him a three-year total of $4.2MM, with $750K guaranteed.
The Cowboys re-signed Tom Hornsey earlier in the offseason as potential competition for Jones, but after extending the incumbent punter and giving him some guaranteed money, the Cowboys seem unlikely to make a change in 2015. Previously, Jones had been set to earn a non-guaranteed $1.542MM salary for the coming year.
Jones, 25, has now been the Cowboys’ full-time punter for the last two seasons, after first joining the squad in 2011. According to Pro Football Focus’ grades (subscription required), Jones has been an above-average contributor during that stretch — the site ranked him ninth among 41 qualified players at the position in 2013, and 15th out of 37 in 2014.