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Cowboys think they’re OK “staying put” at 28

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The dearth of quarterbacks may make other teams desperate to trade up. But for one guy who loves a good deal, the depth at cornerback makes him more likely to sit tight.

According to Drew Davison of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram, Cowboys owner Jerry Jones said he was willing to to sit tight at No. 28 overall and see what comes to them.

This is a real good year for staying put,” Jones said. “I don’t know if it’s because we need so many good football players or because there are some good football players there, especially in those early rounds. But in my experience, it’s wasting your time to talk about what you might do trading in the later rounds.

“As far as value, what opportunities we might have there, you don’t ever want to predetermine what you’re going to do. But certainly if you stay there we will have an opportunity to really help our team, in my view.”

The Cowboys have been willing, if not downright eager, to make deals in either direction in the past. From trading up for Morris Claiborne and Demarcus Lawrence to moving back for players such as Travis Frederick and Terrance Williams, to failed bids for quarterbacks Paxton Lynch and Connor Cook last year (before they settled for Dak Prescott), he’s always up for some action.

But this draft is perceived as being deep at one of the positions the Cowboys need most. After losing cornerbacks Brandon Carr and Claiborne in free agency (along with safety Barry Church and others), they need to infuse some young talent into the secondary. They also need pass rushers, but it appears they think they’ll be able to find what they need later.

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10 Responses to “Cowboys think they’re OK “staying put” at 28”
  1. redsoxu571 says: Apr 26, 2017 7:56 AM

    Stop insisting that Dallas “settled” on Dak Prescott. No team was more interested in Prescott, and Dallas put more interest in Prescott than it did any other prospect. The team was VERY confident that Prescott had great future potential, and just didn’t realize that he would prove as NFL-ready as he did (no team realized it, in fact). That is why it had Lynch and Cook graded higher, and because they were graded higher (and ended up being drafted higher, as expected) the team considered them first. But it was interested in ALL of them, and viewed Prescott as the final worthwhile option, not as just a fallback. The claims otherwise are just from clickbait media and trolls.

  2. stucats says: Apr 26, 2017 8:05 AM

    Jerry,

    please just sit back and let your scouts and player personnel guys select THE BEST PLAYER AVAILABLE & please do not waste another 2nd rounder on a guy who slips because of character issues, drugs, or injuries because God knows you have wasted a lot of 2nd round picks recently.

  3. jimnaizeeum says: Apr 26, 2017 8:06 AM

    They don’t need a running back, so Mixon is out.
    I wonder if Jerry thinks Conley is a leader the way he thought Hardy was a leader.

  4. 6ball says: Apr 26, 2017 8:10 AM

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    The Cowboys need help at CB and edge rusher. This year’s draft is awash in both.
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  5. suncawy says: Apr 26, 2017 8:17 AM

    Well, it will be interesting to see if they take Conley, who we now know will be available.

  6. redlikethepig says: Apr 26, 2017 8:20 AM

    Same as about 30 or so other teams.

  7. abninf says: Apr 26, 2017 9:19 AM

    Sign Fitzpatrick to back up Dak and build a defense that won’t roll over in the second half of playoff games.

  8. sportoficionado says: Apr 26, 2017 11:18 AM

    Staying in the 1st round gives the team a 5th year option if the player pans out, and with a deep class this season, the team is in good position to pick someone up that will be around after the rookie deal is up.

  9. laserw says: Apr 26, 2017 12:09 PM

    The fall of the Cowturds is going to be delicious this year. The fraud that is the Danish Ham (DAK) will be pummeled and the team is going to be luck to win 6 games. No longer can he hide his mediocre skills at handling a blitz without running. And he won’t get much help from that woman abuser from Ohio State either.

  10. jbarge says: Apr 26, 2017 4:42 PM

    Dallas likely isn’t going to go 13-3 this year, but how many teams stack up 13 win seasons back to back? What Dak did as a rookie was sensational. As long as Dak makes great decisions and protects the football like he did last year then Dallas will have a shot at the playoffs. Loading up on defensive talent will help.

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