"At the end of the day, it's probably what cost us a chance to win a championship last year, we just didn't quite have the pass rush we needed to stop an Aaron Rodgers when we needed to stop him or make the play that needed to be made when you're trying to win a Super Bowl, so these guys are getting a lot of good teaching," Jones told KRLD-FM on Monday, per the Dallas Morning News.
While Dez Bryant's non-catch catch receives all of the attention, Dallas' defense couldn't stop an injured Rodgers, who clearly couldn't run well. A good pass-rushing squad would have caused more havoc to the All-World quarterback.
"I'd start by just looking at the new faces," Jones said. "You look at a guy like Greg Hardy or Randy Gregory, you just start with those two right there is a huge difference. Then you take a Demarcus Lawrence, where he's come in a short period of time. He's totally redeveloped his body and is probably the perfect left end. ... He's the real deal, Demarcus Lawrence is.
"Obviously a guy like Tyrone Crawford is coming into his own," Jones continued. "You just look at these young guys who are coming, and coming fast, compared to what we were trying to get it done with last year, we've just improved on paper a lot. Now we've got to have it translate to the field, and at the end of the day, have it translate into more wins and a chance to win a championship."