Myles Garrett asks Cowboys to trade up and draft him

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Top NFL Draft prospect Myles Garrett has made a video plea to his hometown team, the Cowboys, to trade up and select him in April’s NFL Draft.

On an ESPN.com video released Friday, Garrett calls Cowboys owner Jerry Jones by name, saying he’s asking Jones and Cowboys head coach Jason Garrett to select him.

“I’m speaking to you, Jerry,” Garrett says on the video. “Mr. [Jason] Garrett, make it happen. Dak Prescott is leading our team right now. I need you to take Tony Romo, take a couple picks, and give them to Cleveland so you can pick me up, please. I’d love to play in Dallas. Let’s make it happen.”

Myles Garrett grew up in Arlington, where the Cowboys play. After three years at Texas A&M he’s considered one of the top prospects in this year’s draft and, based on his words, believes the Browns might take him with the No. 1 overall pick.

It’s a rather harmless video, and Garrett is smiling throughout. But it’s something the Browns and other front offices holding early draft picks may discuss with Garrett in upcoming weeks.

Garrett previously said he prefers to play somewhere warm, because most people do, but later said it didn’t matter where he ended up.

81 responses to “Myles Garrett asks Cowboys to trade up and draft him

  1. How does this sit with Cleveland? Jeez.

    As a draftee you don’t pick. You play your ass off for the next mega contract

  2. Wow, never thought he’d go this route. No divas for me. Maybe every team should not select him that way he falls to dallas’s pick. Wonder how he’d like that pay cut.

  3. I hate the Cowboys, but I like the fact that he’d do this. You can tell he really wants to play for his team, and I’m sure he’d be happy wherever he went. It’s a pretty out there request.. I appreciate his honesty.

  4. I’ve listened to this guy speak on several occasions. He is immensely talented. He is also a complete narcissist. He only cares about himself. Nothing about this man indicates he cares about the team. He’s a me guy all day long. Draft him at your peril.

  5. Don’t know much about the guy, as I don’t follow college ball, but it would be hard to deny that he has impeccable taste in football teams, am I right?

  6. Attention Cleveland:

    In 2012 for RGIII The Redskins traded from the 6th over all pick to the 2nd and it took two additional first round and another second round pick. Dallas is currently picking 28th over all…..

    The trade should make Jerry Jones cry on the phone while placing the call to the Commissioner and immediately place Jason Garrett on the Super Bowl or Bust hot seat.

  7. Going to Cleveland, where your season is assured of ending in disappointment, or going to Dallas, where your season is assured of ending in disappointment.

    Hmmm. Tough choice.

  8. He was OK until he mentioned Romo. Then he turned into a spoiled, little diva. Which makes him perfect for the Cowboys. But I seriously hope something like this happens to him when his career starts to fade. Karma … it’s a … something.

  9. Cleveland should immediately ask for Romo, Jaylon Smith and Dallas’ first 2 picks this year and a 1 next year. When Dallas says no, Cleveland should post a video telling Myles, “We offered you to Dallas, but they don’t want you. Welcome to Cleveland.”

  10. Most mock drafts show the Browns taking this guy with the #1 pick, but since it’s clear that he doesn’t want to play for them, they should look elsewhere. No point wasting the top pick on a kid who doesn’t want to play for you and will probably just pout for a few years until he can gain free agency and hurry off to Dallas.

    Granted, I doubt that very many players really WANT to play for that mismanaged dumpster fire of a franchise in Cleveland, but surely there are some talented players out there who are more interested in playing football than in wearing their childhood team’s jersey.

  11. Not surprised. This is representative of the millennial generation. You start out assuming you are uniquely valuable and entitled to have your dreams realized immediately.

  12. Suddenly, Deshaun Watson doesn’t look so bad right now.

    If I am Cleveland? I would seriously consider trading down a couple spots for a kings ransom.

    I hear the “once in a generation talent” thing being thrown around. That only goes so far, ask Jamarcus Russell. You have to draft a professional, not a kid in a mans body. Trade down a spot or 2, pick up another 1 next year, and draft Allen. Cleveland has a lot of needs, pass rush is one need but if you watch their games(and outside of their fanbase I don’t blame you if you did not), their interior rush defense is just…just awful. Danny Shelton needs serious help next to him, and I would argue that if you are going BPA you look at Allen, than seriously consider Defensive Back at 12.

    This QB class is trash, and this isn’t a 1 year rebuild or anything, just chill on QB, grab one of the insane amount of Veterans on a 1 year deal(like a Cutler or something), and wait until next year when you can grab Rosen or USCs dude, among others.

  13. Looks like a kid just having some fun to me. I can’t blame him for wanting to play for his home team.

  14. ravenmadnky says:
    Feb 10, 2017 6:32 PM
    Yeah, if I’m Cleveland, I’m giving up the #1 pick for an old, broken-down, overpriced Romo and some ham sandwich draft picks. Uh huh. Sure.

    Well they are the Browns!

  15. Wow, telling the owner to trade away his favorite player and draft picks just to draft you? Not smart kid. Way to isolate 31 other teams. Praying Cleveland drafts you now..

  16. Weak. Very weak. He needs a characterless team like Oakland/Vegas/San Antonio/Mehico City.

    Aldon Smith would welcome this crybaby with open arms and have celebration bongs with him.

  17. Totally digging the jobless fan boys here plotting strategy and trades for teams they have no access to or intelligence to deal with. Have another Mommy Basement Big Mac home boys!

  18. This was fine up until he started trading away people in a locker room he’s not in. He’s a football player acting like a fan. At this point this guy might end up falling to Dallas in the 3rd round and if he does will probably be forced to dress in the womens restroom for disrespecting a veteran. The cowboys aren’t trading up for him and if the Browns pass on him it’s going to cause his stock to fall pretty far. At this point his agent might be questioning the business he chose to be in with the money that his client is trying to throw away.

    Then again he might end up like the last draft pick to beg his home town to pick him (Brady Quinn) and when they do get him after his draft stock fell try to extort them for the money he felt he should have gotten had he got picked where he thought he should have.

  19. I strongly believe a player should be able to ask his fav team that he wants to play for them, but offering up Romo as bait is a bit classless.
    He needs an agent to keep him from making vids like this…
    Let the agent do the talking behind the scenes…

  20. What kind of talent wants to spend five years of your career – five years that you may not ever make it past – on the most mismanaged team in the league?

    Just refuse. It worked for Eli Manning, didn’t it? Just look how many Super Bowls he’d have won with the Chargers.

  21. So dumb and childish. He really hurts his stock as most draft boards will put an asterisk next to his name = “immature + unprofessional”. Perhaps, he was under influence when making and posting that video?

  22. I do not believe that a player should be able to ask his team anything. I still hold this against Manning (Archie). No one is bigger than the game.

    Great players want to go to teams where they can change franchise fortunes. Crappy leaders want to go where they can make a buck or where they can be part of a cog.

    Cleveland (finally) has a new regime in place that I can believe in. For me – I’d want to be part of the players that turns that around. Like Joe Thomas.

    Besides – he hasn’t proven a down at the NFL level. Earn something.

  23. Oh and btw – as a lifelong Browns fan (including when they used to win) I appreciate the comments on this thread. I know how fun it is to pick on the Browns for what they have been for the last two decades but the game is bigger than one team, and having only a few really good teams in the league isn’t all that great for the league.

  24. Come on Jerry, pull that trigger.
    3 1st round pics- 2017, 2018, 2019
    1 2nd round pics – 2017
    1 3rd round pic – 2018
    Show us who really is running the Cowboy’s franchise.

    And maybe you can dupe some team to take Romo off your hands while your wheeling and dealing.

  25. homerhunter says:
    Feb 10, 2017 7:21 PM
    Totally digging the jobless fan boys here plotting strategy and trades for teams they have no access to or intelligence to deal with. Have another Mommy Basement Big Mac home boys!
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    ^ No one likes you do they?

  26. reddzen says:
    Feb 10, 2017 7:54 PM

    Oh and btw – as a lifelong Browns fan (including when they used to win) I appreciate the comments on this thread. I know how fun it is to pick on the Browns for what they have been for the last two decades but the game is bigger than one team, and having only a few really good teams in the league isn’t all that great for the league.
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    Two decades? That only brings you back to 1997.

  27. Millenial?? Hmm, well, it’s not anywhere near as bad as Eli totally refusing to be drafted by the Chargers, saying he’d quit the sport if they took him. I guess that makes Eli the first Millenial – ahead of his time!

  28. I love how some think that this will affect his draft stock, he’s the consensus number 1 player in the draft. So if you think just a video of him saying that he wants to get drafted by the Cowboys will make him drop in the draft, then maybe you’re not that much smarter than you’re saying he is.

  29. It is pretty clear a bunch of folks don’t know anything about Garrett – 1st class kid and first class student – actually a bit of a geek, writes poetry, likes dinosaurs, doesn’t party. Played his guts out for his teammates when hurt.
    That’s why he is the #1 pick. Obviously having a bit of fun

  30. Jonathan Allen is the better fit. Garrett only has 1 move which is easily blocked. Outside hand shoulder slap with inside rip move. His outside shoulder slap has no pop which unless he gets stronger will prove ineffective against NFL tackles. Tackles will Stone him immediately all he has is burst.

  31. Between not wanting to play in cold weather, nor be present for the draft and now this video… I’ll take these as a “subtle” hints that he does not want to play for the Browns. The last thing Cleveland needs is to pick a player that does not want to be there, no matter the talent. Take Jonathan Allen at #1 instead, he may even be a better scheme fit for the Greg Williams defense, think Aaron Donald.

  32. streetyson says:
    Feb 10, 2017 8:59 PM
    Millenial?? Hmm, well, it’s not anywhere near as bad as Eli totally refusing to be drafted by the Chargers, saying he’d quit the sport if they took him. I guess that makes Eli the first Millenial – ahead of his time!
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    Add Elway saying he would play Baseball back in 83, because he wanted to play in warm weather.

    Shoot, you can go back to the 1936 Draft, and the first ever pick in the history of the draft Jay Berwanger, such a millennial move not wanting to go pro so he could remain an amateur. Kid just didn’t want to grow up.

    I guess that means… we all have a little millennial inside of us 😉

  33. Maybe Goodell will tell the Cowboys who they must draft this year or else Dallas can’t host a Super Bowl ever again.

  34. mrfrostyj says:
    Feb 10, 2017 7:25 PM
    This was fine up until he started trading away people in a locker room he’s not in. He’s a football player acting like a fan. At this point this guy might end up falling to Dallas in the 3rd round and if he does will probably be forced to dress in the womens restroom for disrespecting a veteran. The cowboys aren’t trading up for him and if the Browns pass on him it’s going to cause his stock to fall pretty far. At this point his agent might be questioning the business he chose to be in with the money that his client is trying to throw away.

    Then again he might end up like the last draft pick to beg his home town to pick him (Brady Quinn) and when they do get him after his draft stock fell try to extort them for the money he felt he should have gotten had he got picked where he thought he should have.
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    If the Cowboys, in your alternate universe, pick up Garrett in the 3rd round, it will make Jerry Jones look like a genius. Even if he doesn’t quite produce like everyone expects, and only averages 8-10 sacks a year, that’s a hell of a value to get from a 3rd round pick. If he performs as expected and gets 12-15 sacks per year, he’s the put-them-over-the-top defensive piece that could take them to a Super Bowl with their offense in really good shape for the next several years.

  35. Bunch of jealous haters on here mad cause he don’t want to play on your team. Not one team in the nfl would pass up on this kid if they had a chance to get him for a reasonable price

  36. I’m not even mad at him. He’s a Cowboys fan from the actual state of Texas. That’s so unlike the other 95% of their bandwagon fan base that has never been to Texas or has zero ties to the home team.

  37. Wish him the best wherever he goes, but he’s a risky pick, missed some games due to injury at A&M.
    He’s a beast when healthy.

  38. bdog4u2 says:
    Feb 11, 2017 6:24 AM
    Bunch of jealous haters on here mad cause he don’t want to play on your team. Not one team in the nfl would pass up on this kid if they had a chance to get him for a reasonable price
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    He did something totally classless in inviting Dallas to dump a legend to Cleveland and calling him to task for it makes people jealous haters?

  39. maust1013 says:
    Feb 11, 2017 2:04 PM

    He did something totally classless in inviting Dallas to dump a legend to Cleveland and calling him to task for it makes people jealous haters?

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    Don’t be dim. The Cowboys will not have a $20m backup QB on their roster this year whether it be by trade or release. You can’t be the only one that doesn’t understand that.

  40. Come on.. Show a little respect for Romo. Like him or not he has played his @$$ off for Dallas and endured some horrible injuries along the way. He isn’t just a poker chip in a childish game.

  41. This kid is talented but disappeared against decent competition. KSU shut him down in the bowl game and he basically quit trying. He was hell on wheels against UT San Antonio though….typical lamb killer.
    Not worth #1 overall by a long shot

  42. Most people have a preference as to where they want to work. If you are fortunate enough to make that happen rejoice. As with most others simply hope that where you end up is better than you thought (it happens). Either way, it’s hard for me to imagine Cleveland as a place that might turn out to be better than I thought (sorry Cleveland). Working in Massachusetts is the best place I can imagine.

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