The pair featured in victory at West Bromwich Albion.
Asked how beneficial it is to have played alongside Smalling for England, Jones told the club's official website: "That will only help. We've done really well together with England and kept quite a few clean sheets.
"We communicate well and read each other's game, which is a good thing to have in a partnership at the back."
"They are brilliant defenders," Jones said. "I've always watched those two play together and tried to model my game on them and copy things they do."