Will the Dallas Cowboys return to their wheeling and dealing ways on draft day and try to make trades or decide to simply stay put?
In the past, the Dallas Cowboys have been willing trade partners during the NFL Draft. Some of their draft day moves have certainly failed, like the time the Cowboys traded up in the 2012 NFL Draft to select LSU cornerback Morris Claiborne sixth overall.
It is being reported that the Seattle Seahawks would part with Pro Bowl cornerback Richard Sherman for a first round selection and either an additional second or third rounder. This is incredibly intriguing, especially for teams with multiple picks in the first round.
That includes teams like the New Orleans Saints, Tennessee Titans, and Cleveland Browns. All three could obtain a franchise cornerback for the right price and potentially still have a selection in the first round.
The main question here for Cowboys fans is should Dallas toy with the idea of giving up their first round and possibly more for Sherman?
If Seattle would take a second and a third round pick instead of a first, it could be worth it considering how the Cowboys need to find a player who can generate turnovers.
Sherman has recorded 30 interceptions during his first six seasons in the NFL, averaging five a year. Last season, strong safety Barry Church led the Cowboys in interceptions with two. The year before that, safety Jeff Heath also led the team with just two picks.
Draft picks do not guaranteed stars as Dallas knows all too well. And the 29-year old Sherman is a legit star cornerback. So an argument can be made for adding him to the roster.
Sherman could also arguably make Bryant and the rest of the Cowboys wide receiver corps better and should fit well in the team’s defensive scheme.
Another scenario that could happen is that the Cowboys look to trade back. If Dallas is able to acquire several early second or third round picks, the outlook of this draft could become completely different.
Gaining an extra second or third round selection could allow the team to acquire several instant impact players to add to their roster during the second day of the draft. Losing out on the 28th overall selection would only be acceptable if the team is able to acquire a ton of talent for it.
Finally, America’s Team could also trade up to grab a player they believe could be a game changer for the franchise. Players like defensive end Myles Garrett, safety Jamal Adams, and cornerback Marshon Lattimore immediately come to mind, although the price tag would likely be far too steep.
I typically do not like the idea of trading up for an unknown commodity. However, for the right franchise-altering player, it could certainly be worth it.