Cowboys Enter Offseason “Weighted Towards the Defense”

The Cowboys have defensive help on their minds but they're not going to neglect the offense

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As the NFL offseason heats up, the Dallas Cowboys have defense on their minds, for obvious reasons.

"It goes without saying we are weighted towards the defense," Cowboys executive vice president Stephen Jones said of the team’s approach to the offseason, per Todd Archer of ESPN Dallas.

But that doesn’t mean they’ll turn a blind eye to the offensive side of the ball. After all, the Cowboys had the same defensive-leaning approach to the offseason last year, but when they had a chance to draft guard Zack Martin in the first round of the draft, they pulled the trigger.

"We felt just as strong last year that we needed defense and we took offense," Jones said. "We had five guys we were slated to pick ahead of Zack and they were all defense. And then they were all gone ... That's why you don't necessarily stick with it. It's obvious to everybody that our offense was very strong last year and we spent a lot of money on our offense compared to our defense. We need help over there.

"But if there is a great player there that we have rated real high and he's way ahead of the next best defensive player, then we take him."

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