If "good shape" means scary thin, we'll let Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Joens pass one this one. Plus, it's draft time, so you know Jerry going to put his poker face on, reports Tom Osborn of mysanantonio.com.
As draft day approaches, Jones wants to downplay the state of the team's defense, saying "the good news is we really are in good shape over on the defensive side of the ball where that scheme is."
The fact remains that they are actually pretty thin at a few defensive areas, especially the safety position, who are all big question marks. That group includes Barry Church, who was limited to three starts last year because of a season-ending torn Achilles. Jones isn't worried about that though, saying that Monte Kiffin's scheme calls for cornerbacks Maurice Claiborne and Brandon Carr – to make up for any deficiencies at safety.
“This is not a traditional (Cover 2 scheme), so we really feel great that our corners are going to be a big impact on what (Kiffin) does in the secondary,” Jones said.