Jerry Jones has never strayed from his stated approach to this offseason, which is essentially to stay out of the free agency pool. But the involvement of others in free agency, namely those in the ever-competitive NFC East, has the owner and general manager feeling slightly concerned.
Jones discussed the moves today, prior to speaking to the SMU Athletic Forum at the Hilton Anatole in Dallas.
"I do have concern," Jones said, per ESPNDallas.com. "They have improved and yes, I do have concerns. I don’t know if that means we haven’t done things or wouldn't have done things that we have improved as well.
"But I certainly look with interest and I can't tell you whether they’ve improved or not, but they sure have been moving around but I'm talking about at least Philadelphia and the Redskins."
Of course, the most notable move of this offseason involved the two aforementioned teams. Philadelphia traded quarterback Donovan McNabb to Washington for a third-round pick in this year's draft and a conditional third- or fourth-round pick in 2011. But this concern won't necessarily lead to any draft day wheeling and/or dealing for Jones.
Despite reports to the contrary, Jones said that it was "unlikely" that Dallas would trade up. He didn't, however, dismiss the notion completely.