Dan Quinn could save Cowboys with idiotic draft move based on new rumor

Feb 27, 2024; Indianapolis, IN, USA; Washington Commanders coach Dan Quinn during the NFL Scouting
Feb 27, 2024; Indianapolis, IN, USA; Washington Commanders coach Dan Quinn during the NFL Scouting / Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

The Dallas Cowboys made a universally-approved move when they hired Mike Zimmer to replace Dan Quinn as defensive coordinator. Now the Commanders head coach, Quinn has overseen a historic free agency spending free and is now poised to select LSU quarterback Jayden Daniels with the second overall pick in the 2024 NFL Draft.

Quinn seemingly leaked Washington's plan to select Daniels three weeks ago. Luckily for him, the Bears are hell-bent on taking USC quarterback Caleb Williams with the first pick. There's no way for Quinn's mistake to backfire unless Daniels was a smokescreen.

Still with multiple holes on the roster after free agency, it'll be interesting to see how Quinn navigates his first draft with the Commanders. They have he No. 36 and No. 40 picks in the second round, so they could sit tight and net two readymade prospects, whether it be a cornerback, offensive tackle or otherwise.

However, a new rumor from Bleacher Report's Ryan Fowler hints that Quinn and Co. will be "aggressive" trying to move back into round one. Per Fowler, Washington has its sights set on Oklahoma tackle Tyler Guyton if its able to trade back in the first round.

Dan Quinn could save the Cowboys by trading back into the first round

This would be great for the Cowboys. Numerous mock drafts leading up to the draft have Dallas taking Guyton with the 24th pick. A right tackle at Oklahoma, Guyton is viewed as a prospect who can transition to left tackle in the NFL, but that's not a given. He's also incredibly raw (just 21 starts in three years) and is probably the seventh- or eighth-best tackle in the class.

A real dream scenario would be if Dallas traded with the Commanders, who have six picks in the top 100, including Nos. 36 and 40. The former might be a little far for the Cowboys' liking, but a potential trade would give them four (!) picks on day two: No. 36 (via Washington), No. 57, No. 67 (via WSH) and No. 87.

A deal here would make sense for some extra draft capital. The Cowboys have three picks in the top 100, but they wait a whopping 87 picks between their third and fourth picks. They pick No. 87 overall in round three, and don't pick again until No. 174 overall in round five thanks to the Trey Lance trade and when they gave up a fifth-rounder last year to trade up for Eric Scott Jr.

Even if a Cowboys-Commanders trade isn't in the cards, it would be comedy gold if Quinn moved back into round one only to take a prospect in Guyton that is Dallas fans' last choice for the team's No. 24 overall pick.

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