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NFL Draft Rumors: Dallas Cowboys willing to trade up to draft elite player


The NFL Draft is just around the corner and teams are starting to hammer out their draft strategies on what they want to do and where they’re willing to go. For the Dallas Cowboys, there seems to be a willingness to trade around in the draft but their eagerness to do so is dictated by how the chips will fall.

As was reported earlier in the day by Calvin Watkins at ESPNDallas.com, the Cowboys aren’t looking to trade all the way up to No. 2 overall but they could move up a significant amount of slots if they feel they can land an elite impact player.

Multiple sources have said the Cowboys aren’t trying to move up from No. 16 to No. 2.

However, the sources did say the Cowboys would be willing to make a move up if it were able to obtain an elite player who can fill an immediate hole.

It will be interesting to see who the Cowboys would move up for as they have a slew of needs. There’s also no guarantee that they will be moving up but there seems to be interest in doing so if the right player is available at the right time.

Tags: Dallas Cowboys NFL Draft 2014

  • NYCowboysFan

    If Watkins reported it, then it is false.

  • David

    Other than Clowney there is really no one worth trading up for. The only other possibility is maybe moving up a spot or two and offering one or two of the 7th round picks for Barr.

    • SK_Jersey13

      Agree that Clowney is really the only one worth moving up for. I actually don’t want Barr for Dallas because even though I think he’s a great player, I don’t think he would make sense in the Cowboys’ system. His best talent seems to be rushing the passer but Dallas LBers since the switch to 4-3 don’t get to rush very often. MAYBE as a DE but taking him as a linebacker I think would lead to an underutilization of his talent