Dallas Cowboys Draft: 3 Possible Trade Back Scenarios

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Dallas Cowboys Trade With Indianapolis

This won’t be the most loved option, but hear it out. The Colts would require the Cowboys to fall out of the first round, but the return might be worth it. The Colts are picking at 34, two picks into the second round. The Colts don’t have a first round pick and may want to venture up to grab someone. It would cost a lot, but if a quarterback is there, they may take the leap. The cost would be both of their 1st 2nd round pick, their third, fifth, and sixth, with a fourth or fifth next year. Not a bad haul for the Cowboys. They could also bundle two of the second round picks to jump back up into the late first, say the Packers.

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This would essentially give the Cowboys the 34th, 51st, 75th, 82nd, and 123rd picks. Two seconds, two thirds, and their own fourth to build some depth for the roster. While it gives up the fifth year option on a player, it does allow the Cowboys to maybe move back into the first or grab a player who falls out of the first and save some money. This isn’t the optimal trade back scenario, but it would be for a future building of the team and not really for this year.

There are some really good players in the second and third this year, so having two in each of those rounds would be good for 2021 and 2022 building. Depending on what the Cowboys do the rest of the free agency period, this isn’t completely out of the realm of possible. Very doubtful, but worth exploring.