With the No. 14 pick in the 2012 NFL Draft, Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones has a constant reminder that his team finished 8-8 and missed the playoffs last season. And he’s not happy about it.
But Jones said he was eager to add talent that he hoped would give his team the lift it needs.
“Today is a reminder of how much we can improve,” Jones said on NFL Network’s pre-draft show. “While we have (Cowboys quarterback Tony) Romo, we’re going to do the things on this team to make it Romo-friendly. We think that’s the key. We could be looking at protection for him. All of this comes to mind.”
Jones also highlighted the Cowboys’ need to add defensive backs.
“We all want to put pressure on the offense,” Jones said. “But that pressure most of the time manifests itself on making plays in the secondary We haven’t been able to do that in the past two or three years. We have to address that. Tonight might give us the chance to do it.”