3 best case scenarios for Cowboys in first round of NFL Draft
1. Trade Back and gain more compensation
We've seen the Cowboys' willingness to trade back and gain additional picks in the past -- if they can still get their guy a few slots down.
During the 2021 NFL Draft, Dallas moved back two spots in a deal with the Eagles. They moved from 10th to 12th and gained an additional third-round pick in return from Philadelphia.
With the Eagles likely not trading up for Micah Parsons and the Giants -- who then traded the pick to the Bears -- likely needing a wide receiver, the Cowboys made the smart move in trading back to gain more compensation. Dallas' third-round selection in the trade turned out to be Chauncey Golston.
If the Cowboys still think they can get their guy a few picks back or even in round two, they will make the move to gain more picks. A player that the Cowboys seem to be all in on is TCU guard Steve Avila and he could fall in that range.
The TCU guard is listed as the 50th overall prospect, according to ESPN, and a projected second-round pick.
As a matter of fact, the Cowboys and Avila have had great talks leading up to the draft and the lineman would love to stay in Fort Worth after playing college football there for four seasons.
Experts like Adam Rank of NFL.com have the guard going late in the first round, but other experts like Brian Martin of Blogging the Boys and Tim Crean of ClutchPoints have Avila going to the Cowboys in round two.
It appears that taking an offensive lineman is a strong possibility early in the draft for the Cowboys. If Avila is high on their board and they can still move back and grab him while gaining an extra pick, that could be a great scenario for them in the 2023 NFL Draft.