ARLINGTON - Jerry Jones was on the mic at AT&T Stadium, but it wasn`t to gloat about the Cowboys` recent draft. He was the guest speaker for the Salvation Army`s inaugural Inspiring Hope Luncheon.
But while Jerry's mind was preoccupied with the luncheon, many Cowboys fans are still thinking about the draft, a draft the running back-needy Cowboys decided to devote mainly to the defensive side of the ball.
The Boys` first two picks were cornerback Byron Jones and defensive lineman Randy Gregory. Gregory has already expressed his excitement for playing for Dallas, permanently.
Gregory posted a new tattoo on Twitter, which donned the famous Dallas Cowboys star, but none of the Cowboys remaining draft picks addressed running back, a position that many see as the most glaring need since Demarco Murray flew the coop to Philly.
As of now, the backfield consists of Darren McFadden, Lance Dunbar, Joseph Randle and Ryan Williams, but Jerry didn't seem concerned, "We've got the quarterback that can make the big plays we think and still have the kind of running game we had last year."
But when asked about Wednesday's deflate-gate news, Jerry was a little vague, "I know this: Whatever we hear from the league will be what it is, because they've done that kind of in-depth investigation on it and I think they're dealing with that kind of candor from everybody involved."
Only time will tell if Jerry & Co.'s draft gambles deflate or inflate the Cowboys' Super Bowl hopes.