With the NFL Draft now just days away, the mock draft season is heading to its end. Many of us football fans enjoy the process of attempting to figure out who will be available when our favorite team is on the clock. As it pertains to the Dallas Cowboys, it seems like that tenth overall selection is likely down to two players.
Barring some unforeseen huge plummet down the board of a certain Florida tight end, the Dallas Cowboys seem to be locking into the best available cornerback with their first-round pick. Many mock drafts have either Alabama cornerback Patrick Surtain, II or South Carolina cornerback Jaycee Horn coming to Dallas.
Either way, both players would definitely fill a need on this team. The “better” player seems to be dependent mostly on personal preference. With the Carolina Panthers the only team ahead of Dallas that could also be in the market to take a corner, that choice could be made for the Cowboys once their turn comes around.
What if, however, both players are gone? What if the Dallas Cowboys decide to go a different route or get a sweetheart of a deal that’s just too good to refuse?
Evaluating a possible trade partner comes down to three major questions. How good is the deal? Who is on the board at the time? Finally, who has the ammunition to make a deal?
The first question can be helped out by this trade value chart posted by Draftek and modeled after former Cowboys’ head coach Jimmy Johnson’s calculations. The second question cannot be answered until the draft is commencing but the second question is a little easier to deduce. Here are the three most likely draft day trade partners for the Dallas Cowboys.