Cowboys hoping quick fix pays dividends
Parcells inherited a team that was not built in his likeness. Parcells had to know in his heart that, although it had won 10 games and made the playoffs in '03, his team was not good enough. And it became evident early in 2004 that changes would have to be made if the Cowboys were going to take the next step.
They also spent their top three draft picks including two in the first round, thanks to last year's shrewd trade Jones pulled off with the Bills to select additional players who will have an immediate impact on defense: 260-pound LB Demarcus Ware, 300-pound DE Marcus Spears and 242-pound LB Kevin Burnett.
Only the Minnesota Vikings have kept pace with the Cowboys on the "let's-make-some-changes" meter for this offseason.
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