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NFL Draft 2012: Cowboys Already Preparing For RG3

With the Washington Redskins set to select Baylor star Robert Griffin III with the No. 2 pick, the Dallas Cowboys could face three QB's taken in the Top 2 in their own division: Griffin, Eli Manning and Michael Vick.

As a result, the team has been focused on improving their pass defense in 2012, as Stephen Jones told the Dallas Morning News:

"Any time you have a team getting a good quarterback, whether it be the Redskins or the Giants and the Eagles who have good quarterbacks, then you obviously want to counter that with good defensive players. We think we did that with (Brando) Carr. He's a press corner. I think he fits with what we want to do on defense, which is get in their face and press them up.

"I think the other thing is we have to get pressure. We obviously have one of the elite pressure players in the league in DeMarcus Ware. I think we have to get (Anthony) Spencer more involved in terms of productivity. Then you look at our defensive linemen. (Jay) Ratliff and (Jason) Hatcher and those guys, I think we have to get better there but I think we can do that.

"I think the Giants showed with their late season surge when they got healthy in the defensive line they were able to get that pressure on good quarterbacks. It certainly disrupts."

As Jones mentions, the influx of top QB's in the NFC East will force the Cowboys to upgrade their pass rush.

Dallas will likely take a defensive player with the No. 14 pick, either a player who could line up opposite of Ware like South Carolina's Melvin Ingram or a defensive back like Alabama SS Mark Barron who could give the Cowboys front seven more time to get to the QB.

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