While the Dallas Cowboys have largely sat out free agency, save a few bargain basement additions, for salary cap reasons, they haven't had their heads in the sand about what has taken place around them.

The Cowboys have watched teams across the league, but most notably in the own division of the NFC East, aggressively make moves to improve their teams.

Cowboys owner Jerry Jones says he is keenly aware and not surprised that their division foes have gotten better.

But Jones is unafraid because he said the Cowboys aren't done with making moves to better themselves and vows that his team will be improved enough at the start of the season to not only compete for the division title again, but make a deep run in the playoffs.

"It’s not a surprise," Jones said. "It was expected we would be dealing with improving teams in our division. But I feel, and this isn’t just arm waving or blind optimism, but I feel at the end of the day when we get to training camp we will be an improved team from where we were last year. We want to get better. We have room to get better. It’s competitive. It was pretty evident that any improvement is stepping in the right direction relative to the kind of year we had last year."

Led by rookie quarterback Dak Prescott, the Cowboys won the NFC East with league-best tying 13-3 record.

However, they missed out on NFC title game and a possible trip to the Super Bowl for the first time since 1995 with a loss to the Green Bay Packers in the NFC divisional playoffs.