With the Dallas Cowboys switching from the 3-4 to the 4-3 defense, there was a thought that the Cowboys would use the draft to find players for new defensive coordinator Monte Kiffin Tampa 2 scheme as well as upgrade the offensive line.

But through the first two days of the draft, the Cowboys’ focus has been decidedly offense oriented and friendly to overworked quarterback Tony Romo.

The Cowboys finally filled a huge need by drafting Georgia Southern safety J.J. Wilcox with their last pick of the third round, 80th overall.

But that was before they surprisingly selected San Diego State tight end Gavin Escobar in the second round, 47th overall, and Baylor receiver Terrance Williams with their first pick in the third round, 74th overall.

And this was after they took Wisconsin center/guard Travis Frederick with the 31st pick of the first round on Thursday, making upgrading the offense and giving Romo help and more players the primary focus of the draft so far.

Owner Jerry Jones even brought Romo, who signed a five-year, $108 million contract extension last month, to the team’s Valley Ranch headquarters earlier in the day to go over the possibility of drafting Escobar and Williams and what it would mean for the offense.

“We were looking at ways to give Romo’s talents a better shot,” Jones said. “I’m unabashed about that. That was our emphasis.”

The Cowboys took Escobar despite already having 10-year veteran and seven-time Pro Bowler Jason Witten on the roster. Witten is coming off a season in which he set an NFL record for receptions by a tight end with 110 catches for 1,039 yards

It was even more puzzling given that Escobar (6-foot-6, 254) is primarily a pass catcher and not yet an accomplished run blocker.

Clearly, the Cowboys have a plan for Escobar, who was productive in college, catching 122 passes for 1,646 yards and 17 touchdowns in three years at San Diego State.

He has the size to be a good red-zone target and could signal a change in how the Cowboys run their offense.

Add in James Hanna, a sixth-round pick last year from Oklahoma, and the Cowboys have three pass-catching tight ends and will alter their offense to get the most out of the position, similar to the New England Patriots, Jones said. Not only will they use two-tight-end, one-back sets but they would also use three-tight-end, one-receiver sets.

“It’s going to be big and dramatic as to what we are as to what we could have been” Jones said.

“By taking him, are we going to be different? Does this add a dimension that we haven’t been doing before? The answer is yes.”