The defense needs help in several areas.
Although this may not seem like a very bold prediction, it’s one many Cowboy fans would be surprised to see. Not because of who they’ll be drafting, but because it will show that Jones actually knows where he needs to upgrade his team.
The defense was dreadful in 2013 and using its first five picks on that side of the ball would be highly beneficial for everyone. Dallas finished last in the NFL last year in total defense by giving up more than 415 yards per game.
First and foremost, the Cowboys absolutely need to address the defensive line. They need to take at least one defensive end and tackle early with the idea that these prospects will start immediately, such is the dismal state of Dallas' defensive front.
Besides strengthening their personnel in the trenches, the Cowboys could be looking to take a free safety to solidify their secondary. And with depth being an issue, a linebacker would help too.
So, although it’s not likely, choosing a defender in each of the first five rounds is something the Cowboys need to do to build a foundation on that side of the ball.