The Dallas Cowboys are in a position where they need to get better right now but they won’t be able to snag an elite prospect in the draft that helps them do that unless they trade up. But while the team indeed has interest in trading up at the right price, they won’t be swinging for the fences and chasing the St. Louis Rams’ pick at No. 2 overall.
While the Rams are shopping the pick, Calvin Watkins from ESPN.com notes that the Cowboys aren’t interested in paying a ransom to move up that high.
"The St. Louis Rams are looking to trade the No. 2 overall pick in next month’s draft. Don’t count the Cowboys as an interested party.Multiple sources have said the Cowboys aren’t trying to move up from No. 16 to No. 2."
While it seems laughable to even consider the Cowboys trading up that high, it may not be the worst move to energize the fan base. It’s not as though the Cowboys are rebuilding but they need to find ways to win and do it quickly.
Trading up to No. 2 would be betting the future on the present, but the Cowboys just need to win and could look at something like trading up to a much higher pick to jump start something special.