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Stephen Jones: We don’t have enough talent to win on defense

Jerry Jones, Stephen Jones

Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones, right, and Stephen Jones arrive for a pre draft news conference at Cowboys Stadium Tuesday, April 26, 2011, in Arlington, Texas. With the ninth overall pick, and plenty of needs following a 6-10 season, Cowboys owner Jerry Jones held his annual pre draft news conference.(AP Photo/LM Otero)


The Cowboys have struggled badly against the pass for two years running. The Jones family usually talks about the team’s talent level in flowery terms, but VP Stephen Jones got real with his assessment this week.

“Obviously we are not pleased with where we are on defense,” Stephen Jones said via Clarence Hill of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram. “We got to get better over there. I don’t know that we got good enough talent to win over there. We have to improve it.”
Based on conversations PFT had at the Combine, we expect the Cowboys to be very aggressive in free agency in an effort to upgrade that defensive talent base. They may be especially aggressive try to improve the secondary.