Jerry Jones says it makes sense that the Cowboys might be thinking about offense and the offensive line in next year’s draft, but he said he sees improvement in the line and identified four players he believes have ‘real promise for years to come,’ including backup tackle Jermey Parnell.
“I’m seeing at least four players really have a real improvement and real promise for years to come,” Jones said Friday on his radio show on KRLD 105.3 FM The Fan.
Asked by the show hosts about the future of the offensive line players outside of Tyron Smith, Jones said, “We’ve got Parnell, who’s the third tackle as you would have him on the depth chart today, you have Free in there as well, then Mackenzy Bernadeau has really progressed, and so just to name those four as top, certainly you’ve got other guys there.”As he has before, Jones put faith in offensive line coach Bill Callahan, in his first year with the Cowboys.
“Livings, and other players, have a chance to get better as they get more coaching from Bill Callahan,” Jones said. “I see improvement in our offensive line. But certainly there’s some things you could add. Remember, last year, I think our first five picks were on the defense. We really emphasized defense with our draft last year. So naturally, you might be thinking offense this year.”
-- Carlos Mendez