3 trades Cowboys should make during 2024 NFL Draft (and 1 they shouldn't)

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3. Cowboys should trade for Greg Newsome II

You can all but rule out Dallas re-signing Stephon Gilmore. While Jourdan Lewis provides extra cover at cornerback, there's virtually zero depth behind him. There's 2021 third-round pick Nahshon Wright, who played 50 snaps last year, and 2023 fifth-round pick Eric Scott. Jr., who played zero snaps.

Enter Browns corner Greg Newsome II. Entering his fourth season as a former first-round pick, Newsome has been the subject of trade rumors. General manager Andrew Berry has rebuffed those whispers, but Cleveland is projected to be $50 million over the cap next year and Newsome has a projected $13.38 million fifth-year option for 2025.

With All-Pro DaRon Bland still two years away from getting paid, the Cowboys can afford Newsome's option. Lewis was only re-signed for one year, so Dallas will have virtually zero depth behind Bland and Trevon Diggs going into the 2025 season.

Newsome has missed 10 games via injury over his three seasons, but he has 29 passes defended over the same span. He's posted a coverage grade north of 70.0 every year and allowed a lowly 74.6 passer rating when targeted in 2023, per Pro Football Focus.

The Cowboys will have to work some magic to net Newsome, but a trade-back in round one would give them the requisite ammunition. A day two and day three pick for two years of an established cornerback in Newsome as Dallas tries to capitalize on its win-now window would be very good business.