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Quiet In Free Agency, Jones Remains Confident

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    ARLINGTON, TX - AUGUST 21: Dallas Cowboys team owner Jerry Jones looks on during a preseason game against the Tennessee Titans at Dallas Cowboys Stadium on August 21, 2009 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images)

    With the Dallas Cowboys idle, the other three teams comprising the NFC East have begun to move in the first week of free agency.

    Philadelphia has resigned two offensive pieces in fullback Leonard Weaver and wide receiver Jason Avant. New York signed safety Antrel Rolle to a five-year $37 million deal, and picked up a back-up quarterback in Jim Sorgi; Washington has signed guard Artis Hicks and, today, defensive tackle Maake Kemoeatu, and have scheduled visits with linebacker Larry Foote and receiver Antonio Bryant.

    Comparatively, Dallas has fallen off the map completely. But Jerry Jones spoke recently about the free agency period and his message was one of quiet vigilance, and confidence; that is, it was in lock step with the Cowboys' stated approach to free agency.

    "I watch keenly what they do," Jones said, per the Dallas Morning News. "I don't get into what they're doing or how they're doing it, but when they add and improve their roster, that gets my attention.

    "As far as feeling like we're dropping behind those guys, I don't feel that way at all."