When dissecting the needs of the Dallas Cowboys, in my opinion the biggest hole on the team is the interior of the offensive line.
It is the interior of the offensive line, which has failed the Cowboys time and time again, but one that Cowboys owner and general manager Jerry Jones says doesn’t need fixing. As he put it, Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo can handle a porous offensive line.
The comment left me scratching my noggin. I wondered if Jones had finally lost his mind in old age or if he actually believes what he just said. No general manager in the NFL would admit to that, even if that were the case, however, Jones did.
“You can’t have it all,” Jones said.
If that doesn’t speak volumes about why the Cowboys find themselves in the position that they’re in, then I don’t know what will. It should also put to rest any doubt about the direction in which the Cowboys are going headed into the 2013 NFL Draft.
When the owner and general manager says the offensive line isn’t his biggest concern because he has a mobile quarterback, it should be a sign of what his plans are: the Cowboys will not be drafting offensive linemen in the first round.
With the Cowboys changing from a base 3-4 defense to the Tampa Cover 2 defense in 2013, the defensive line also needs depth. However, I think the defensive line has better talent and more depth than the offensive line does.
It may be pointless to say, but I agree with Hall of Famer and former Cowboys quarterback, Troy Aikman, who put it this way:
“They have to shore up the offensive line. You can’t have a quarterback hit as much as Tony is.”