The Cowboys released Jones (abdomen) on Wednesday, The Dallas Morning News reports.
Jones was placed on injured reserve Nov. 7 after undergoing core-muscle surgery. It's uncertain if he's healthy yet, but the Cowboys ultimately chose to move on from Jones, saving $2 million in salary-cap space as a result. Jones has played 126 games for the Cowboys since his rookie season in 2011, averaging 44.5 yards per punt for his career.
Jones (abdomen) was placed on injured reserve Saturday, Rob Phillips of the Cowboys' official site reports.
After suffering multiple abdominal injuries over the years, Jones is finally undergoing surgery and will be placed on IR. Rookie Hunter Niswander will make his NFL debut and take over Jones' role as the Cowboys' punter until the 31-year-old recovers from his procedure, which could take at least a few weeks.
Jones will undergo core-muscle surgery Thursday and has been ruled out indefinitely, Michael Gehlken of the Dallas Morning News reports.
Jones has battled abdominal injuries in the past, and he'll finally require a procedure with the hope that it provides a permanent fix. The Cowboys are expected to promote Hunter Niswander from the practice squad to handle punting duties as long as Jones is sidelined.
Jones (abdomen) does not have an injury designation for Sunday's game against Philadelphia.
Jones was limited in practice all week but will give it a go Sunday. There was never much doubt as Dallas did not sign any alternatives.
Jones is apparently dealing with an abdomen strain, Michael Gehlken of The Dallas Morning News reports.
Given the news about Jones' abdomen strain, his status is worth monitoring as kickoff approaches next week. The Cowboys currently do not have another punter on their roster.
Jones inked a four-year extension with the Cowboys on Wednesday, Todd Archer of ESPN.com reports.
Jones has been the Cowboys' starting punter since 2013 and will be expected to carry the punting torch through at least the 2021 season. Through six seasons, Jones has recorded a net average of 40.9 yards per punt.
The Cowboys agreed to a contract extension with punter Chris Jones on Tuesday, the team announced.
The deal will keep Jones under contract with the Cowboys through the 2017 season. He recently signed his tender offer of $1.54 million.
The Cowboys signed running back Lance Dunbar and punter Chris Jones to their restricted free agent tender offers Tuesday, reports The Dallas Morning News. The offers were for $1.542 million.
The Cowboys have given low tenders to running back Lance Dunbar and punter Chris Jones, according to ESPN.com. Each tender is worth $1.542 million.
Should either player sign with another team, the Cowboys will not receive any compensation due to both Dunbar and Jones coming into the NFL as undrafted free agents.
Dunbar spent his time as the third-down back for the last two seasons, bringing in 18 receptions for 217 while carrying the ball 29 times for 99 yards.
Jones finished the 2014 season with an average of 45.4 yards per punt.
The Cowboys reached agreement on a contract with punter Tom Hornsey , according to MMQB's Robert Klemko.
The Australian-born Hornsey won the Ray Guy Award for top college punter in 2013. He was with the Cowboys for two weeks in training camp last season.
Hornsey provides insurance for the Cowboys. 2014 punter Chris Jones is a restricted free agent.
The Patriots will be at nearly full strength for Sunday’s Super Bowl as the following players have been listed as probable: Tom Brady (ankle), Dont’a Hightower (shoulder), Chris Jones (elbow), Akeem Ayers (knee), Darrelle Revis (non-injury-related) and Sealver Siliga (foot).
All except Brady were limited participants in practice Friday. The only question mark is center Bryan Stork, who is questionable with a knee injury and was limited in practice Friday.
The Patriots are currently 1-point favorites against Seattle.
The Patriots have listed DL Chris Jones, DE Zach Moore, WR Brian Tyms, WR Josh Boyce, C Bryan Stork, OL Jordan Devey and RB James White as inactive for the AFC Championship game.
Jones and Stork were the only two players listed on the injury report coming into the contest. Jones was considered probable due to an elbow injury. Stork was ruled out due to a knee issue. The other five players listed are considered healthy scratches.
As the Patriots gear up for Sunday's AFC Championship game vs. Indianapolis, the team has listed linebacker Dont'a Hightower (shoulder), wide receiver Brandon LaFell (shoulder, toe) and cornerback Brandon Browner (knee) as questionable on the injury report. All three players were limited in practice Friday.
Defensive tackle Chris Jones (elbow) was the only other Patriots' player listed as questionable. Center Bryan Stork has been ruled out due to a knee injury, while quarterback Tom Brady is probable with an ankle injury.
The Patriots are 6 1/2-point favorites for Sunday's game.
The following players will not suit up for the Patriots Thursday night against the Giants: Brandon Bolden, Michael Hoomanawanui, Jarod Mayo, Dont'a Hightower, Chris Martin, Dominique Easley, Sebastian Vollmer, Rob Gronkowski, Chris Jones and Sealver Siliga.
According to NESN Sports, the following players are not expected to dress for the Patriots Friday night against Carolina: Bryan Stork, Chris Martin, Dominique Easley, Sebastian Vollmer, Chris Jones, Cameron Gordon and Sealver Siliga.
According to ESPN Boston, the following players are not expected to dress for the Patriots Friday night against Philadelphia: wide receiver Aaron Dobson, safety Tavon Wilson, safety Kanorris Davis, tight end D.J. Williams, tight end Michael Hoomanawanui, linebacker Cameron Gordon, linebacker Jerod Mayo, linebacker Ja'Gared Davis, linebacker James Anderson, center Bryan Stork, offensive tackle Chris Martin, defensive tackle Dominique Easley, wide receiver Jeremy Gallon, tight end Rob Gronkowski, defensive tackle Ben Bass, defensive tackle Jerel Worthy, defensive tackle Chris Jones, running back Tyler Gaffney, cornerback Alfonzo Dennard and defensive tackle Sealver Siliga.
Cowboys punter Chris Jones signed his exclusive rights tender of $645,000, reports ESPN.com.
Buccaneers guard Carl Nicks (foot) was ruled inactive for Sunday's Week 2 contest against the Saints.
In addition, cornerback Michael Adams (knee), tight end Tom Crabtree (ankle), cornerback Rashaan Melvin (hamstring) and fullback Erik Long (calf) did not dress for Sunday's game because of injuries. Quarterback Dan Orlovsky, defensive end William Gholston, defensive end Steven Means, running back Peyton Hillis and defensive tackle Chris Jones were healthy inactives.
The Texans finalized their 53-man roster Saturday by placing receiver Alan Bonner (hamstring), tackle Brennan Williams (knee), and linebacker Trevardo Williams (knee) on injured reserve. Houston also released defensive lineman Daniel Muir, defensive tackle David Hunter and receiver Michael Smith with an injury settlement.
In addition, the Texans waived the following 18 players from the roster: defensive end Keith Browner, tight end Jake Byrne, cornerback Roc Carmichael, fullback Tyler Clutts, linebacker Cameron Collins, receiver Andy Cruse, offensive lineman Tyler Horn, defensive end Delano Johnson, running back Dennis Johnson, safety Orhian Johnson, defensive tackle Chris Jones, running back Deji Karim, offensive lineman Alex Kupper, cornerback Elbert Mack, tackle Nate Menkin, linebacker Mike Mohamed, receiver Uzoma Nwachukwu and safety Jawanza Starling.