We’re still a few days out from the 2013 NFL Draft (the first round will happen on Thursday), but Cowboys executive vice president Stephen Jones is already pretty confident that Dallas will be an improved team from their 8-8 2012 season in 2013.
“Obviously, we got our eyes on not only getting them healthy but keeping them healthy,” Jones told the Elf & Slater Show on 105.3-FM The Fan, via the Dallas Morning News. “We got some good ideas on that in terms of how we’re going to manage different players.
“I’ve said from the beginning, the best way we can improve upon our football team from last year is keep guys healthy. That had to be one of our toughest years in terms of the number of injuries, especially to really good football players. If we can really do a better job there then I like our chances of making some significant improvements on 8-8.”
To be fair, 2012 was an almost-unbelievable year in terms of injuries, particularly on defense. By the end of the season, the Cowboys were without six starters on that side of the ball, a fact that made his firing a tough pill to swallow for erstwhile defensive coordinator Rob Ryan.
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