Cowboys owner Jerry Jones stopped short of making any bold predictions about his team’s Super Bowl chances this week, but that doesn’t mean he’s got low expectations for the 2014 NFC East champions.
The Cowboys drafted Randy Gregory in the second round this year and signed La’el Collins as a free agent on Thursday to go with first-round cornerback Byron Jones, leaving some people to say that they wound up with three first-round talents from this year’s draft class. During an appearance on 105.3 The Fan on Friday, Jones was asked if that might make him willing to part with next year’s first-round pick in a trade for more immediate help.
“I’d be reluctant to, but certainly if the right situation came along that could improve us now, with where we are with Romo, his career and where we are with what we’ve put together, it’s a good time to go for it,” Jones said, via FOXSports.com.
During the interview, Jones called such trades a “bitter pill to swallow” while referencing previous deals for wide receivers Joey Galloway and Roy Williams that didn’t pay off for Dallas.
If the Cowboys were going to entertain trading a first-round pick, a running back to top their depth chart or more defensive help come to mind as areas to target. There aren’t many backs that would fit the bill outside of Adrian Peterson, which is a name the Cowboys have been linked to in the past albeit one the Vikings have said many times that they have no interest in dealing.