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Jerry Jones Has Telling Admission On NFL Draft Trades

Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones on the field.

TAMPA, FLORIDA - SEPTEMBER 09: Owner Jerry Jones of the Dallas Cowboys looks on before the game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Raymond James Stadium on September 09, 2021 in Tampa, Florida. (Photo by Julio Aguilar/Getty Images)

Jerry Jones likes to dream big, and those grand aspirations apply to the NFL Draft.

When speaking to reporters Tuesday, via The Athletic's Jon Machota, the Dallas Cowboys owner offered a glimpse into his mindset regarding draft trades. Jones is always willing to explore different ideas, even if it's something too wild to make a reality.

“We always chum. We’re always talking about possibilities," Jones said. "There’s nothing dangerous thinking about crazy things.”

Furthermore, he doesn't want the Cowboys following common convention. Per Michael Gehlken of the Dallas Morning News, Jones said his team "should be thinking out of the box" as "contrarians."

Dallas has hit on some big swings in recent years. In 2020, the Cowboys snagged CeeDee Lamb with the 17th pick despite already rostering Amari Cooper and Michael Gallup. He's now Dak Prescott's top target after tallying 2,037 receiving yards through three seasons.

The Cowboys then landed cornerback Trevon Diggs, who recorded 11 interceptions last season, in the second round.

Last year, Dallas struck gold again by drafting Defensive Rookie of the Year Micah Parsons with pick No. 12. The Cowboys traded down two spots with the Philadelphia Eagles, who leapfrogged the New York Giants to take Alabama wideout DeVonta Smith.

The Cowboys have nine draft picks this year, including No. 24 and four Round 5 selections. Jones' squad could make another Day 1 move, as he's expressed an openness to moving up in the right scenario.