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Adam Jones would help the Dallas


ESPN is reporting that the Cincinati Bengals worked out Adam Jones.

I want to see Adam Jones back on the Dallas. After the Minnesota loss there was a lot of analysis about what Dallas needs to improve. The consensus was that Dallas needs to improve the O-Line. I disagree. Frankly, the O-Line conclusion seems to be a knee-jerk reaction to the most recent game (i.e. the final game). It's an error to focus on only the most recent evidence at the expense of the whole picture. And here's the whole picture.

I think the O-Line is okay. I think the Metrodome made the O-Line look much worse than it is. What Dallas needed to do was to have home field advantage (i.e. win either of 2 very winnable games against the Giants). The O-Line was decent all year until the Minnesota game (34 sacks allowed). The 6 sacks allowed against Minny was the most all year. I ask myself what changed that made the O-Line so terrible and my conclusion is that what changed is the Metrodome conditions. If Dallas is playing at home I think the O-Line looks much better and we're not having the O-Line discussion.

Thinking ahead, if Dallas had won the Minnesota game they would have been playing New Orleans with Coleston, Devery Henderson, Robert Meachem, Jeremy Shockey, and Reggie Bush. That's four good recievers and a good tight end. That's also the team that Dallas will need to beat if they want to get out of the NFC. In addition, look at who Dallas plays next year. Philly (Jackson, Macklin, Avant), Indy (Wayne, Garcon, Collie, Gonazalez), GB (Driver, Jennings, Jordy Nelson, James Jones), NYG (Smith, Hicks, Manningham), and the aforementioned NO. That's 3 or 4 very good WRs on each of those teams.

So I want to see Adam Jones on Dallas. Use him as your 4th corner if you don't think you can rely on him. Worst case he gets in trouble (although nothing has happened for over 2 years) and you're swapping Ball for Jones. It's way to easy for me to envision Newman getting dinged-up and the whole season falling apart because we've got Scandrick covering Macklin / Hicks / Jennings / etc. Finally consider this, Jones is only 27, which is 3 years older than Newman was when Dallas drafted him, so he isn't over the hill.

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