Rumor: Cowboys May Move Up In Draft To Pick 12 With Marion Barber

A Miami Dolphins source asked me today if I had heard anything about the Dallas Cowboys talking with the Miami Dolphins about a possible draft-day trade that would move the Cowboys up to the No. 12 spot in the NFL draft. The source said he had heard it from someone with inside information on the Dolphins.

The Cowboys rarely move up in the draft, but since the release of safety Ken Hamlin and offensive lineman Flozell Adams, this might be the year Jerry Jones considers a trip up north in the 2010 draft.

At pick 12, the possibilities of landing free safety Eric Berry or safety Earl Thomas over someone like Taylor Mays are much more realistic. Wide receiver Dez Bryant would likely be available at the No. 12 spot, too.
But could the Cowboys move up in the draft and still keep their current picks, including No. 27, where they could shore up the offensive line?
The Dolphins showed interest Marion Barber two years ago, when the Dolphins picked up nearly every single former Cowboys player. Bill Parcells loves the guy and so does the Dolphins head coach. Barber may not be worth a No 12 pick for the Dolphins, so I’ve also heard they have interest in Patrick Crayton. Now, all of these scenarios are plausible, because if Crayton is gone, the Cowboys very well may be going after Dez Bryant.

Topics: Cowboys, Cowboys Mock Draft, Dez Bryant, Dolphins, Earl Thomas, Eric Berry, Flozell Adams, Jerry Jones, Ken Hamlin, Miami Dolphins, Patrick Crayton, Taylor Mays

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