From the Senior Bowl in Mobile, Ala., Jerry Jones arrived on Monday to watch the first day of practices, but he had hit on several pressing issue when asked by reporters later in the afternoon.
Here's a few of the topics Jones discussed:
· While the Senior Bowl is the first big event of the offseason, he said he's not ready to move on completely from last year' 6-10 record. In fact, he said he wants all of his coaches to "not forget" what happened last season, using it as motivation to improve.
· Jones said there is no timetable to finalize the coaching staff. Currently, the Cowboys need to hire a WR coach, a DL coach and possibly an assistant offensive line position.
· Jerry didn't specifically identify one glaring need, but mentioned the offensive line is a spot that will likely be addressed at some point in this offseason, with the draft, free agency or even both.
· He did say the No. 9 overall pick must be someone that can have an immediate impact to next year's team.
· When asked what positions he felt comfortable with, Jerry answered the skill positions, the front seven and his cornerbacks.
· With Super Bowl XLV to be played next week, Jerry said he's excited about the matchup between the Packers and Steelers at his stadium.
· While he wished Flozell Adams would've made a Super Bowl with the Cowboys, Jerry Jones was genuinely excited about Flozell getting the chance to play and start in the Super Bowl for the Steelers.
That's just a few of the topics. We'll have more details on those issues and more. Stay tuned.