The Dallas Cowboys needed to get help with their defensive flaws make a massive move and trade away not only their tenth overall selection to the New York Jets but they also ship wide receiver Michael Gallup in exchange for the 23rd overall pick and defensive tackle Quinnen Williams.
The move places the interior of the defensive line in its proper place. Williams is a disruptive force in the middle and could do some serious damage with fellow tackle and second-year player Neville Gallimore. It also turns Antwaun Woods into the backup one-technique role which would not only keep him fresh but possibly more disruptive.
New free agent defensive tackle acquisitions Brent Urban and Carlos Watkins who hoped to be part of the rotations now potentially find themselves in a battle for the last spot.
The attention to the interior of the line would give the defensive ends a better chance and more opportunities during the season which could also help the secondary. The best part of this hot take is it would give the team a clear picture of the futures of both current starting linebackers.
Protecting these linebackers has been an issue for a while in Dallas and although this is just supposed to be a fun exercise, Williams alone could root out multiple problems the Dallas defense has experienced over the last few years.
Venturing into the more bizarre, the Dallas Cowboys select Northwestern cornerback Greg Newsome with the 23rd pick. This trade still gives Dallas a really good and new secondary piece to build with but it also allows them to draft offense with their second-round selection.
The team can draft one of the offensive tackles which they have had such a great run lately with or they could select a Michael Gallup replacement and hope someone like Florida’s wideout Kadarius Toney falls to 44.
Not only would Dallas get an instant starter on the defensive line but the team could also net a starting cornerback. The team would still have a few years of control as Williams will be entering his third NFL season at 23 years old.