Stephen Jones: Pass Rush Still a Top Priority

The Cowboys had just 31 sacks in 2015

It’s no secret the Dallas Cowboys are in need of pass rush help.

Their free agent solution to this problem from a year ago, Greg Hardy, is now persona non grata in Dallas, as evidenced by the team’s refusal to say much of anything about the former Pro Bowler other than to remind everyone that he is now a free agent.

The pass rush help they found in the draft last year, Randy Gregory, has been suspended for the first four games of the season due to a violation of the NFL’s substance abuse policy.

So it’s not much of a surprise that in discussing needs ahead of the draft, even with all the talk about quarterbacks and one particular running back swirling around, Cowboys executive vice president Stephen Jones was quick to mention the pass rush.

“At the end of the day, our defensive front is still a position that we keep our eye on in terms of always trying to get better there,” Jones told 105.3-FM The Fan this week, per Drew Davison of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram. “Ultimately we want to find a dominant type of pass rusher. Obviously that’s easier said than done.”

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