Dallas Cowboys: Top 10 Offseason Trades in the 21st Century

ARLINGTON, TX - SEPTEMBER 07: Center Travis Frederick
ARLINGTON, TX - SEPTEMBER 07: Center Travis Frederick /
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1. Travis Frederick Draft Trade (2013 NFL Draft)

Cowboys received

31st overall pick (Travis Frederick)

74th overall pick (Terrance Williams)

49ers received

18th overall pick (Eric Reid)

A good offensive line is nothing to be taken for granted. The Dallas Cowboys are a few bad deals away from being stuck in 2011 again where their offensive line was one of the worst in the league.

One great way to pick up good offensive lineman is to draft them in April. The Cowboys have done a great job of taking some great talent in the draft this decade.

The 49ers traded up with the Cowboys to grab Eric Reid with the 18th overall pick. This left Dallas with the 31st pick, which they would use on Wisconsin center Travis Frederick.

The pick turned out to be quite the steal as Frederick has started every game during his career. He has made it to four straight pro bowls. His talent has been appreciated in helping Demarco Murray, Darren McFadden, and Ezekiel Elliot all have phenomenal seasons.

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Dallas also used the 74th overall pick to select Baylor wide receiver Terrance Williams in the third round.

Williams has been a great compliment to Dez Bryant and has used his role to shine at times. He is comparable to Alvin Harper in the 1990’s who used the same role with Michael Irvin.

Both players were remarkable choices in the draft and prove why trading is so important in the offseason.

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