Over the weekend at the owner meetings in Orlando, Dallas Cowboys executive vice president and COO Stephen Jones suggested the team had a new philosophy, that might steer them away from going after free agents approaching or over the age of 30.
Already this offseason, Dallas has let Miles Austin (29), Jason Hatcher (31) and DeMarcus Ware (31) walk.
But Jones quickly amended that statement, and made clear that it wasn’t that cut-and-dry.
"I think we've been efficient, and, obviously, up front was a focus because of the unfortunate things we’ve had happen there last season," Jones said, per ESPN Dallas. "We obviously decided to make some changes there so we brought in some people to fill some holes. But we'll continue to look at that and obviously keep an eye on it in the draft as well. But it allows us not to force the issue with the moves we’ve made."
Filling those holes, insofar as the defensive line is concerned, will be free agent findings Henry Melton, Jeremy Mincey and Terrell McClain.
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