Should The Cowboys Trade Down in the 2014 NFL Draft?

Sep 22, 2013; Arlington, TX, USA; Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones talks with son executive vice president Stephen Jones during halftime against the St. Louis Rams at AT

It’s fairly difficult, and honestly quite useless, to speculate about which specific players a team picking closer to the bottom of the first round than to the top might take.

This is especially true in January, before the Senior Bowl, the Combine and individual Pro Days take place.

Frankly, most draft talk in January, while fun, is pretty baseless and will change drastically over the coming months. But, when your team is out of the playoffs, there isn’t much else to go with, and we need to talk football 12 months out of the year!

The Cowboys need another strong draft to continue building their team and improve their depth (that might be the most obvious statement that I’ve ever written). When they go on the clock in May, they should strongly consider trading down and accumulating more picks.

Obviously, it’s difficult to say with too much conviction that trading down is definitively the Cowboys best option, because a player that the Cowboys love, and who fills a need, might fall right into their laps.

However, with several pressing needs (starters at safety and on the defensive line, for beginners) as well as the need for improved depth (especially amongst the linebackers and offensive line), the Cowboys would probably be best served to grab as many picks as they can.

No, it’s not sexy and no, it’s generally not exciting on draft day, but it’s a lot more realistic and reasonable than constantly speculating on a certain quarterback who played his college football in Texas.

Topics: Dallas Cowboys, NFL Draft

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  • Juanito Juanito

    yes, grab a new 3rd pick and maybe 6th, and pick aaron donald DT pitt in first round, cowboys need is pass rush talent badly

  • Chesney Blair

    Recent history says yes the cowboys will trade down, hopefully nab a second this time around! Or they will grab a WR.

  • Jim Dowd

    no…dont trade down. we have enough picks as is, and we need the best available talent at each spot.

  • Earl Robertson

    The last time they had a bunch of picks they went special teams heavy!!!

    • Scott.

      Lmao!!!! Only trade down if you can still get who you covet when you move down

  • Earl Robertson

    Stay put and pick good players from big time colleges they can’t afford to be reaching

  • jrcowboy49

    Don’t mess up like last year and stay pat and get a quality player.

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