Report: Cowboys explored trading up for Charles Harris

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The Cowboys claimed before the draft that they were happy to stay put with the 28th overall selection in round one. Stay put they did, taking pass rusher Taco Charlton. But that doesn’t mean they didn’t try to move up.

According to Charean Williams of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram, the Cowboys talked to the Ravens about a possible trade from No. 28 up to No. 16, with the goal of landing pass rusher Charles Harris. The talks didn’t progress significantly, however, and the Ravens decided to pounce on cornerback Marlon Humphrey when he remained available after the first 15 picks were taken.

The Dolphins selected Harris with the 22nd overall selection.

Per Williams, the Cowboys also had interest in pass rusher Takkarist McKinley. However, the Falcons jumped past Dallas to get him with the 26th overall pick in the draft.

The situation creates an intriguing apples-to-apples-to-apples comparison between and among Harris, McKinley, and Charlton. Chances are one, and maybe two, of them won’t pan out.

24 responses to “Report: Cowboys explored trading up for Charles Harris

  1. So that Cowboys inquired about trading up to 16, but not 17 through 22 to get Harris? That makes little sense, OR, not all the details are here.

  2. The Dolphins may have gotten the steal of this years draft once again.
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    Yes, the Dolphins have been getting steals for years. Last 5 1st rounders: Laremy Tunsil, DeVante Parker, Ju’Waun James, Dion Jordan (lol, 3rd pick overall), and Ryan Tannehill. What steals?

  3. You mean to tell me that one of the 32 teams in the league made an attempt to procure a player they may have had higher on their board but chose to sit and pick best available based on need in order to avoid over paying?

    Wow, how news worthy. I seriously wish I had such a high profile job and your pay scale. I might actually write something news worthy in an attempt to earn it.

  4. Taco can start day 1 and is an everydown DE those guys are more situational pass rushers watch his Florida State and Ohio State games Dallas got a good one

  5. The Dolphins may have gotten the steal of this years draft once again.
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    Yes, the Dolphins have been getting steals for years. Last 5 1st rounders: Laremy Tunsil, DeVante Parker, Ju’Waun James, Dion Jordan (lol, 3rd pick overall), and Ryan Tannehill. What steals?
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    At what point in that sentence did it say the last five drafts? Tunsil was a top 5 player in last year’s draft and they got him at 13, now they got a player who was considered a top 15-18 player at 22. Did you hit your head pretty hard when you fell of the cowboys bandwagon a couple years ago or did you hit it getting back on?

  6. It worked out pretty well for the Cowboys when they had to ‘settle’ for Dak Prescott after allegedly trying to trade up for 4 other QBs. Maybe this will work out for them too

  7. “It worked out pretty well for the Cowboys when they had to ‘settle’ for Dak Prescott after allegedly trying to trade up for 4 other QBs. Maybe this will work out for them too”.
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    Ain’t no “allegedly” about it as Jerrah is on record publicly lamenting his failure to trade up and get Lynch. Sometimes it’s better to be lucky than good, eh?

  8. Chances are one or maybe two of them won’t pan out? I’d say more likely they all do! And to the guy who thinks Laremy Tunsil wasn’t a steal–your either joking, or are a Pats or Bills or Jets fan! (Or are jealous your team didn’t draft the guy when you had a chance). The only bad pick Miami made in round 1 in recent years was Dion Jordan. Parker isn’t elite but I bet you the Bills wish they had drafted him instead of Watkins, who they did not give the fifth year option to. James is a penalty machine at times but is ranked well as a run-blocker. and Tannehill? Naturally, since he isn’t Tom Brady and never will be, he sucks, right?

  9. “At what point in that sentence did it say the last five drafts? Tunsil was a top 5 player in last year’s draft and they got him at 13, now they got a player who was considered a top 15-18 player at 22. Did you hit your head pretty hard when you fell of the cowboys bandwagon a couple years ago or did you hit it getting back on?”

    LOL…..dude can’t read…may not be a Cowboys fan but a Jets fan.

    And Tunsil may have been the #1 or 2 pick…..so yes. a STEAL…..all that dropping for him toking some mary jane…..oh…btw, something that I’m sure the other 31 first round picks have done only weren’t on video.

  10. I see the Miami wins in May contingent is out in force.

    One playoff run since 2008, isn’t anything but a extra game. Still a WC team, with a suspect front 5 oline in the middle. Linebackers with questions. And a back end, hoping Howard continues to develop and Jones comes back healthy.

    Miami fans would be best served staying on Miami fan boards where the echo chamber owns the day. Like Tannehill is a top 10 QB narrative pushed since 3014.

  11. If scouting was an exact science, then there would never be a 1st round bust. So, right now nobody can predict who will be better. Taco an Harris could be better than Mckinley. Maybe all 3 of them will be great picks. Its up to the players and up to the coaches to put them in a position to be successful.

  12. One playoff run since 2008, isn’t anything but a extra game. Still a WC team, with a suspect front 5 oline in the middle. Linebackers with questions. And a back end, hoping Howard continues to develop and Jones comes back healthy.
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    Yup, and with a suspect front 5 o line, LB’s with questions, Howard still developing and Jones out last season they still managed to win 10 games and go to the playoffs. Got anything else, bruh? Maybe you should know what your talking about before you post anything. Oh, and how did that extra game for the cowboys go last season? Oh yeah, it ended the same way Miami’s did, with a loss.

  13. WHY do the Trolls proclaim to everybody else that Miami has been given the title : Winner of this Off-season ???
    I haven’t heard ANY true fans crowing that garbage!
    We know that Miami got very good players with
    NO expectations to do anything but COMPETE for a spot!!
    NO character issues with these picks – just good players to fight for a roster spot!
    (And you can’t say that for ALL the other teams!)

  14. Out of the first 100 drafted, maybe, 20 will still be on active rosters in four years. Not only must one maintain a Professional lifestyle while in Pro Sports but also, comes the personal lifestyle. This is where 97.8% of them fail miserably! Their is not a School for maintaining a Personal Life. The help of a good education and Wonderful upbringing does assist. But, in the end, it is who you choose to be around you that makes are breaks an Individual. Choose wisely, we only have one chance at it.

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