"We would have liked to have drafted a running back, but at the same token, we didn't think at any given time that we should pass at the player that was there, even with the running backs available," Jones said Saturday night, via the team's official website.
Despite passing on a bevy of backs in the middle rounds of the draft, coach Jason Garrett insisted the team's offensive plans won't change.
"We are going to run the football. Running the football is a really good formula for our football team. I think everybody saw that last year," Garrett said. "It started with us rebuilding the offensive line and being a physical football team."
At the moment the Cowboys' depth chart consists of Darren McFadden, Lance Dunbar, Joseph Randle and Ryan Williams. McFadden is the only one of the quartet who has carried the load at any point, but he's injury prone and coming off back-to-back-to-back seasons in which he's gained fewer than 3.5 yards per carry.