After adding three first-round talents from the 2015 NFL draft class, the Dallas Cowboys may not be done making moves heading into training camp this summer.
Calling into 105.3 FM The Fan in Dallas, TX. on Friday, Cowboys owner Jerry Jones didn’t shoot down the idea that Dallas would be willing to move next year’s first-round pick for a veteran (h/t Fox Sports).
I’d be reluctant to (trade the team’s 2016 first rounder), but certainly if the right situation came along that could improve us now, with where we are with Romo, his career and where we are with what we’ve put together, it’s a good time to go for it.
There are a few different angles to look at here. Dallas did pick up a tremendous amount of talent in the draft, including first-round pick Byron Jones and second rounder Randy Gregory. Dallas also nabbed projected top-20 pick La’el Collins in free agency after Collins name was cleared of any wrongdoing pertaining to a murder case.
Jones’ comment regarding starting quarterback Tony Romo was also interesting. Considering Romo’s advanced age (35) and history of back issues, could the Cowboys go all in this year?
One area the Cowboys did not address in the draft was running back, and it goes without saying who the team has been linked to since the end of the 2014 season. Pure hypothetical there, but there doesn’t seem to be any way the Minnesota Vikings would turn down a first for Adrian Peterson. Though, Dallas could also look to bolster its defense.
As it relates to any mega-deal going down, we probably shouldn’t hold our breath. Jones went on to talk about just how much it hurt in the past to yield first rounders in trades for vets.
It’s a bitter pill to swallow, “Jones said. “I’ve done that two times (Roy Williams and Joey Galloway), and I’m telling you, that hurts bad the next draft day.
It will be interesting to see if anything comes of this, but the Cowboys would be utterly foolish to deal a first-round pick for Peterson. That’s only magnified by the team’s previous stance that it wouldn’t trade a draft pick for a running back.
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