NFL star, second-round pick who earned $9 million over his career, wakes up unemployed after being cut weeks into the season

THE Dallas Cowboys have waived running back Ronald Jones II – just two months after signing with the team.

The former NFL second-round draft pick was cut Monday after serving a two-game suspension for violating the league’s performance-enhancing drug (PED) policy.

The Dallas Cowboys have waived veteran running back Ronald Jones II


The Dallas Cowboys have waived veteran running back Ronald Jones IIPhoto credit: Getty

Jones, 36, didn’t make a single appearance for the Cowboys during his time with the team.

The suspension kept him out of Dallas’ first two games of the regular season.

The running back also missed all three preseason games due to a groin injury he sustained in training camp.

The Cowboys would have to cut a player from their 53-man roster to activate Jones, so they decided to waive him instead.

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However, he could still join Dallas’ practice squad in the coming weeks.

Jones spent his first four NFL seasons with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

Tampa Bay drafted the former Clemson standout with the No. 38 overall pick in 2018.

His best year was 2020, when he started 13 of the 14 games for the Bucs during the regular season – and then won the Super Bowl with them.

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In those 14 regular season games, he recorded 978 rushing yards and seven touchdowns on 192 carries.

He also recorded the longest run of the season – and the longest in franchise history – in Week 10, scoring a 98-yard touchdown in a 46-23 win over the Carolina Panthers.

Last year, Jones signed a one-year contract with the Kansas City Chiefs.

And even though he barely played, he won his second championship ring after the Chiefs defeated the Philadelphia Eagles in Super Bowl LVII.

The running back has 2,244 rushing yards and 19 touchdowns on 505 attempts in five NFL seasons – as well as career earnings of $8.7 million.


ClareFora is a Dailynationtoday U.S. News Reporter based in London. His focus is on U.S. politics and the environment. He has covered climate change extensively, as well as healthcare and crime. ClareFora joined Dailynationtoday in 2021 from the Daily Express and previously worked for Chemist and Druggist and the Jewish Chronicle. He is a graduate of Cambridge University. Languages: English. You can get in touch with me by emailing:

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