By: Taylor Ford
Either it is trading down or trading up, here is a look at three possible trade scenarios and who the Dallas Cowboys would get with the newly acquired pick.
There are rumors all around the NFL about different trades around this time every year. As we all know the media circles the Dallas Cowboys and puts them under a microscope. There have been multiple reports about the possibility of the Cowboys trading in the draft. It could be that they trade up, and it could be they trade back. Either way, it is all a possibility.
One rumor that has been circulating is trading with New England and dropping down to the 15 spot. The Patriots need a quarterback and if one happens to be there when the Dallas Cowboys are on the clock, then it may be beneficial to grab some extra picks. Of course, this depends on who is still on the board for Dallas to take as well. Some of the guys that the Dallas Cowboys should and will be looking at if they drop to 15: Christian Barmore (DT. Alabama), Jeremiah Owusu-Koramoah (LB. Notre Dame), Trevon Moehrig (S. TCU), and Teven Jenkins (OT. Oklahoma State). If Pitts and Surtain are not there at ten, trading down to acquire a guy like Owusu-Koramoah would be an absolute steal. He would fill a need and would be the best player available, all while Dallas receives another pick in the draft.
Another possibility is that the Bears are going to move up in the draft and depending on who is on the board, Dallas may be a perfect candidate. The Bears would have to give a hefty price to move up ten spots in the first round, but they might just do that. If Dallas is picking from the 20 spot, the players they should and would be targeting would include Kwity Paye (Edge. Michigan), Greg Newsome II (CB. Northwestern), Alijah Vera-Tucker (IOL. USC), Caleb Farley (CB. Virginia Tech), and Alex Leatherwood (OT. Alabama). If Dallas moves back that far, they are most likely receiving the first and second for the 2021 draft and at least a 2022 first-round pick. If they got someone like Farley or Newsome it would be the absolute best-case scenario for this year’s draft and would hold the most value of any scenario.
Yes, we all know that Jerry called the Falcons to possibly snag the fourth pick to get Kyle Pitts (TE. Florida). It was a smokescreen. He is not going to give up a huge amount of assets to go up in the draft. Recent draft history will tell us the same. Furthermore, he may try to move up a couple of spots. According to the newly circulating rumors from Cowboy’s insider, Mike Fisher, the Philadelphia Eagles may try to move up in front of Dallas to get a cornerback. Obviously, they would be trying to get Patrick Surtain II. Again, this seems to be more of the same kind of smokescreen mentality. Why would the Eagles make yet another trade to get back into the top ten? So, doubtful, but possible because the Eagles do love making Jerry mad. If the Dallas Cowboys, for some reason, decided to bite the bate and jump up a few slots, they will get Surtain II (CB. Alabama).
Most likely the Dallas Cowboys are going to take their pick at ten unless the unthinkable happens. It looks more and more like Jaycee Horn (CB. South Carolina) will be the pick for Dallas at ten. If for some reason the top two corners and Kyle Pitts go before the tenth overall pick, then Dallas trading down would make perfect sense.
Moving up because of speculation would be odd, to say the least, because of how well Dallas has done in previous drafts picking at their original spots. The draft process will be fun to watch unfold as usual, but if you are banking on Dallas trading up, you might be disappointed. Trading back seems more likely, and they would get great value out of it too. Every Dallas Cowboy fan either wants Pitts or Surtain II, but do not be surprised if they are gone by then. Moving back in the draft may not only be the most likely of the two trading options, but it may be the smartest option in general even if Horn is available.