In news that will likely come as a relief to many a Cowboys fan, Jerry Jones said Monday that the team’s secondary will probably get a makeover between now and the start of the 2012 season.
Speaking at the Senior Bowl, Jones praised Mike Jenkins and Orlando Scandrick before saying that the unit will see some turnover in personnel, following a 2011 season that saw Dallas rank 23rd in pass defense.
"We very likely will have new faces over there," Jones said, per ESPN Dallas. "How many, I can't tell you, but we'll have some new faces."
That Jones singled out Jenkins and Scandrick for praise, and not Terence Newman, may suggest that veteran is on his way out of Dallas. When asked about Newman, Jones admitted that his play in 2011 was lagging, though he seemed unsure if this was a result of injuries, a natural decline or, most likely, a combination of both.
"I really ... other than just an inability to get the job done, and I just don't point to him, I point to several areas of our team," Jones said. "But usually those are combinations of some type of compromise whether it be a dropoff because of injury, because of nicks, which can happen at the end of the season, but everybody has it. That's the NFL."
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