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Jerry: No Place for Defense to Go But Up

The Cowboys defense was historically bad in 2013

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    Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones is confident the defense will be better in 2014 than it was a year ago.

    His reasoning?

    "Because we were so bad last year,” Jones said, per ESPN Dallas, “there's no place but up.”

    It’s true that they “were so bad last year.” Historically so. Statistically, 2013 was the worst defensive season in franchise history. Since then, they’ve lost DeMarcus Ware and Jason Hatcher in free agency, and defensive captain Sean Lee to a torn ACL, suffered on the first day of OTAs.

    But Jones insists the Cowboys are in better shape now than they were at the end of last season.

    "I can say it this year, we are better right now," Jones said. "And I think better on the field. We're certainly better on paper than we were at the end of the season last year. Not on paper at the beginning of the season last year, but on paper right now relative to how we ended up last year."

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