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Jerry: Dallas in Good Shape on D

Going into the draft, Jerry Jones believes the Cowboys are already in good shape on defense

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    Whether it’s just pre-draft posturing or whether he actually believes it, Cowboys owner and general manager Jerry Jones said at his pre-draft press conference this week that the Cowboys are pretty much set on defense--which, given the depth issues at safety and an aging defensive line, is kind of hard to believe.

    The good news,” Jones said, per ESPN Dallas, “is we really are in good shape over on the defensive side of the ball where that scheme is.”

    Of course, Dallas will be making the transition from Rob Ryan’s 3-4 system to Monte Kiffin’s 4-3 this offseason and while many--including Jones, apparently--believe the Cowboys will be better off under Kiffin, there are a few personnel concerns.

    As ESPNDallas.com’s Todd Archer points out, safety is chief among these concerns as the team’s four safeties currently under contract with Dallas have 47 career starts between them, 33 of which belong to Will Allen, the veteran and former  Steeler wh o came  over in free agency this offseason.

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