Dec 31, 2013; El Paso, TX, USA; UCLA Bruins linebacker Anthony Barr (11) during the game against the Virginia Tech Hokies in the 2013 Sun Bowl at Sun Bowl Stadium. UCLA defeated Virginia Tech 42-12. Mandatory Credit: Andrew Weber-USA TODAY Sports

NFL Draft Rumors: Cowboys won't trade down if Anthony Barr available?

For weeks we’ve heard rumors suggesting the Dallas Cowboys, in need of defensive help, have interest in former UCLA linebacker Anthony Barr.

A solid pass rusher, Barr would instantly improve the Cowboys front seven assuming he’s available come Dallas’ 16th selection. But we’ve heard reports suggesting the Cowboys could be interested in moving back as well, however according to Bryan Broaddus, that seems unlikely if Barr was still on the board.

@ROGUE54q: Not a fan of moving back but I’m thinking we may have to if Donald and Martin are not there. Thoughts?” Not moving from Barr

Barr has drawn interest from a handful of teams, including those picking above the Cowboys so it’s no certainty that Barr will even be available come Dallas’ selection.

Some have even projected that Barr could slip into the top ten, though that seems to be a best case scenario for the former Bruin.

Of course, it could all be a smokescreen from the Cowboys but consider Barr as a serious candidate for the Cowboys at 16, if he lasts that long.

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  • Michael Davis

    I think if Donald is there you don’t even answer the phone just turn in card. If Barr is there you at least answer the phone to see if some is willing to purpose a can’t refuse type trade. If not then take Barr be happy. If both are gone I trade back with anyone that’s willing to offer. My nightmare is if both are gone there is not a trade on table and we are forced to pick at 16. Ealy or Jernigan at 16 would be bad.