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Jerry Jones excited about offense’s potential

08/05/2014 5:04 PM

08/05/2014 5:05 PM

Jerry Jones believes the Cowboys have put themselves in position to be among the top offensive teams in the league. He didn’t draw any comparisons between this year’s team and the heyday teams in the mid-1990s, but said he hasn’t been this excited for an offense since 2007.

That year the Cowboys ranked second in the NFL in scoring and third in total yardage.

“We’ve definitely enhanced our ability over on offense, enhanced our talent,” Jones said. “I do feel very good about it. I don’t know that you can feel any better.”

Jones pointed to several areas in which the offense has improved. They used their first-round pick on guard Zack Martin and brought in Scott Linehan to call plays.

That should only help an offense that already features several playmakers for quarterback Tony Romo. Dez Bryant is considered among the top receivers in the game, Jason Witten is a steady force at tight end and DeMarco Murray is coming off his first 1,000-yard rushing season.

Of course, the optimism is contingent on Romo staying healthy. He underwent surgery to repair a herniated disk last December, his second back operation in the past year. But Jones has liked what he’s seen from his star quarterback so far in camp.

“I think he’s doing well and I’m confident that he’s coming along and we’re brining him along [in a way] that makes some sense relative to getting him ready for San Francisco [on Sept. 7],” he said.

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