Cowboys Unlikely To Trade Into First Round

Because of their Amari Cooper trade, the Cowboys do not have a first-round pick. Their first draft window will not open until pick No. 58. It appears the franchise is content with this arrangement.

The Cowboys are unlikely to trade into the first round and are not expected to move up too far in the second, executive VP Stephen Jones said, pointing to the potential cost of a future first-round pick in order to move into this year’s first round.

I don’t think so,” Jones said, via Clarence Hill of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram, on the subject of trading into Round 1. “It took an act of Congress to give up a first-round pick (for Cooper). We know how valuable those are. It took a lot of discussion, a lot of homework, a lot of really getting your hands around giving up a first round pick, and certainly, it’s something that you don’t love to do without.

Looking at this draft now even in more depth at what would have been there for the future at receiver we’re certainly glad we made the deal, but I don’t see us making that a habit of putting first-round picks into play. At the same time, I think, and without that, it makes it real hard to think that you’re going to make some huge moves to move that second-round pick up significantly.”

Cooper cost the Cowboys what turned out to be the No. 27 overall pick. Dallas’ late-season success, though, made Oakland’s selection worse than many envisioned when the October deal was made. The Cowboys have since started extension talks with their new No. 1 wide receiver, who has beaten Ezekiel Elliott to the bargaining table.

This draft will be the first since 2009 that does not feature a Cowboys first-round pick. The team’s list of visits did not include many players who are expected to be first-round choices, though safety Johnathan Abram visited Dallas.

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14 comments on “Cowboys Unlikely To Trade Into First Round

  1. $2547887

    Try a package. What can Byron Jones and a 3rd get you? Early 2nd this year + 4th next?

    • GeauxRangers

      I mean what are you actually trying to trade up for? And now you’re trying to trade away the #1 corner on a team that is going to attempt to contend for a SB?

      • $2547887

        # 1 corner, who doesn’t force turnovers, and will be a free agent after next season. You actually think the Cowboys are going to pay Jones on top of Lawrence, Prescott, Cooper, Zeke, and Jaylon Smith? I don’t think so. They will be drafting a CB this year, and this way you get some value for Jones instead of losing him for nothing next year.

  2. imindless

    This team will continue to stink especially with dak deal and cooper deal coming to eat up cap. Mediocrity he the cowboys come!!

    • GeauxRangers

      Yeah this team really sucked the last couple years when they still had Dez and Romo on the payroll and they weren’t even playing for us anymore forehead!

  3. crosseyedlemon

    The Patriots proved just a couple of seasons ago that having no first round pick isn’t the end of the world.

    • jacobsigel1025

      *The Patriots have proved since the start of Belichick’s reign. There have been plenty of times where he’s either traded out of the first round or not had a first round pick at all.

    • TheTruth12

      What a stupid comment, the Patriots can win a super bowl without a 1st, the Cowboys struggle to win a playoff game when they have a 1st

      • Breezy

        They’re struggling in the playoffs. Keep in mind only a few teams can even say that.

  4. Yep it is

    Jerra “ Nose Picker Jones” and son “ daddy I wanna run a NFL team” Little Steven ARENT The Patriots

    • Donktit17

      Let’s learn how to spell Stephen’s name first big dog then work your way up to posting comments. Great insight there Donk, keep working at it.

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