For a while Wednesday night, Jerry Jones' offseason moves to improve the Cowboys were about to blow up in his face.
Jones focused on improving the cornerback position after watching his team blow fourth quarter leads five times last season. The Giants were the main beneficiaries of Dallas' fourth-quarter generosity last season, and it was the Giants who were the first test of Jones' strategy in the primetime NFL opener.
Jones gave free agent cornerback Brandon Carr a boatload of money to be the Cowboys' new shutdown corner. He traded up in the draft to take LSU cornerback Morris Claiborne.
In doing so, he passed up a chance to significantly bolster the other glaring area of need: the interior offensive line.
No high-priced free agents were signed to strengthen the guards and center between tackles Tyron Smith and Doug Free. No moves in the draft to take one of the elite O-line prospects.
When the game kicked off in New Jersey, it became apparent right away that ...