Jerry Jones has never been afraid to make a big splash during the offseason. Well, it appears the owner of the Dallas Cowboys is eager to make a move in the upcoming NFL Draft.
Dallas has plenty of decisions to make this offseason. Amari Cooper, Byron Jones and Dak Prescott are all going to be unrestricted free agents by next month.
The Cowboys might overhaul their roster at a few positions. In order to make up for those potential losses in free agency, the front office appears to have interest in a trade during this year’s NFL Draft.
According to Pro Football Network’s Tony Pauline, the Cowboys reportedly want to “make a big splash in the draft.” Two potential targets for ‘America’s Team’ are from the Ohio State Buckeyes.
Here’s what Pauline had to say about potential draft targets for the Cowboys, via Pro Football Network:
Who would they move up for? I’m told they have been doing a ton of work on the Ohio State prospects. I’m sure they’d love to move up to get Chase Young, but that won’t happen. Speculatively, the other target could be cornerback Jeffrey Okudah, considering Byron Jones is likely heading out of town.
It’s highly unlikely the Cowboys trade up high enough to take Chase Young. Most analysts believe the Washington Redskins will take the Ohio State superstar with the second pick in the draft.
Washington would probably reject any trade with Dallas that would allow Jones to select Young. After all, the Redskins would most likely prefer to have Young on their roster, not face him twice each year.
Since the Cowboys might lose Jones in free agency, it would be intriguing to see them replace him with Jeff Okudah, who is another top prospect from Ohio State.
With the NFL Combine set for later this month, it’s worth monitoring which prospects the Cowboys express interest in.