Head coach Jason Garrett says the Cowboys need to improve the running game – second-worst in the NFL last year – and that the draft is one way to do that.
“Running the football is something we have to do better, there is no question about that, so we will try to do that a lot of different ways – how we coach the run game, how our players execute the run game,” Garrett said Monday at Valley Ranch. “Certainly adding players is a big part of that.”
But Garrett said there is no need to focus on one area.
“You really try to be as disciplined as you can ... because I think, by nature, if you draft too much for need, I think your team by definition gets worse,” he said.
“You certainly have team needs; every team in the league has needs that they think are more pressing than others throughout their roster. But what we try to do is try to be as pure as we can be come draft day and try to pick the best players.”
-- Carlos Mendez