With the 14th pick in the NFL draft, the Cowboys seem to have settled on four players they may select: Alabama safety Mark Barron, LSU defensive tackle Michael Brockers, Stanford guard David DeCastro and Georgia tackle Cordy Glenn.
That’s the word from Ian Rapoport, who has spent the week at Valley Ranch covering the Cowboys for NFL Network. Those are the four players the Cowboys seem to be giving their full attention.
It’s been widely reported that Barron is the player the Cowboys really love, but it seems unlikely that he’ll be there with the 14th pick. If the Cowboys really love Barron, they likely need to move up to take him.
If they can’t get Barron and turn their attention to Brockers, DeCastro or Glenn, however, there’s a chance the Cowboys could trade down. At least one of those three is likely to be on the board in the late teens or early twenties, so if the Cowboys can move down, acquire an additional pick and still get one of the players they prize, that would be a good option.
Cowboys owner Jerry Jones likes trading picks, and he said he could see making a trade tonight.
“If we had a chance to gain on it and add value, we wouldn’t hesitate at all to trade down,” Jones said. “And, again, I don’t want to be just totally generic here, but certainly if it’s there and we have an opportunity, we would give some picks and go up.”
If the Cowboys don’t trade up for Barron or roll the dice on a trade down, pencil in Brockers, DeCastro or Glenn at No. 14.