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Cowboys 2017 Mock Draft: Dallas Trades Down With San Francisco

Cowboys 2017 Mock Draft: Dallas Trades Down With San Francisco

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Cowboys 2017 Mock Draft: Dallas Trades Down With San Francisco

Cowboys 2017 Mock Draft: Dallas Trades Down With San Francisco

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The more that I study this draft and the possible prospects that could be available for the Dallas Cowboys at 28, the more I like the idea of trading down. Of course, that’s easier said than done. But, for this 2017 Cowboys mock draft I decided to lay out the scenario that the San Francisco 49ers wanted to move up in the first round to 28 in order to acquire a quarterback so they can could take advantage of the fifth year option first-round draft picks receive.

This isn’t the first time the Cowboys have traded down with 49ers. In 2013, both teams were able to work out a trade and even though the 49ers seemed to get the better of the deal according to the NFL trade value chart, the Cowboys ended up with Travis Frederick and Terrance Williams. This time around the trade is pretty equal in point value for both teams, although it favors the Cowboys just a little bit.

The San Francisco 49ers receive the Cowboys first-round draft pick (28th overall), while the Cowboys receive the 49ers second round draft pick (34th overall) and two in the fourth round (109th & 143rd overall). According to Drafttek’s trade value chart, the 28th draft pick is worth 660 points and the 49ers second and two fourth round draft picks are worth 560+76+34= 670. The numbers don’t match up perfectly, but it’s a trade both teams could live with.

Now that we have everything broken down, let’s take a look and see who the Dallas Cowboys can land after trading out of the first round for this mock draft. Use arrow tool provided to navigate through the mock draft.

* All players were selected according to Matt Miller’s player rankings

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Brian Martin

Level C2/C3 quadriplegic. College graduate with a bachelors degree in sports and health sciences-concentration sports management. Sports enthusiast. Dallas Cowboys fanatic. Lover of life with a glass half-full point of view.

13 Comments
  • Terry Jones

    I’d shit my pants if we came away with a haul like this

    • Brian Martin

      LOL Things could very well turn out this way.

  • Terence Rendon

    This mock draft really stink at best. some body need to do there home work better.. In over 100 mock draft that I have ran. Dallas can do whole lot better with there picks if they put in place. Now if Dallas trade down like you think they were.Why would Dallas goes with those sorry picks.

    • Brian Martin

      Terence, you are certainly entitled to your own opinion. I personally think this would be a great draft for the Cowboys. It upgrades the roster and fills positions of need.

  • John Williams

    I think a trade back would be a great idea, especially if it could net an extra 3rd of 4th. This draft is perfectly set up for Dallas to add some more talent on both sides of the ball, but especially defense. There seem to be a lot of really good players that are going to be available to them at 28, so hopefully someone will want to jump up.

    Dallas has been smart with their trading picks the last few years. I’ll also be curious to see what they do to utilize their compensatory picks from 2018 to help their 2017 draft/roster.

    • Brian Martin

      I completely agree with everything you said. I really like the idea of trading back. There so many players that can step in immediately and contribute.

      • John Williams

        Seems like it’s a veeeery deep draft. If they can have 3 picks in the top 60, that’d be just fine by me.

        Someone brought up a good point on Twitter though that it may be difficult to trade back if the quarterbacks fall, because people may look to jump to the early 20’s to get their quarterback.

        • Brian Martin

          That’s a valid argument, but there’s no easy way to figure out exactly how the draft is going to go until it actually starts in a few weeks. The Cowboys are in a good spot to trade down, the only real question is if there is a player there that another team wants to trade up for.

          • John Williams

            absolutely. The only thing that is guaranteed is that there are no guarantees in the draft. At 28 there likely will be an impact defensive player there for them. With that said, there could be several defensive players they like that permit them the opportunity to trade down. But We’ll see. Ready to get this thing going so we can start looking at the roster for the season.

  • EverybodyTalks

    Brian,
    Thanks for your perspective on the draft. I used cbs.sports prospect rankings for the trade with San Fran. CBS had just updated their prospects today. So here it is:

    34) Tyler Bowser – DE/OLB or T.J. Watt OLB/DE
    60) Fabian Moreau – CB
    76) Sidney Jones – CB (I think they only go for Sid due to the extra pick)
    92) Cameron Sutton – CB
    109) Justin Evans – SS
    133) Zach Banner – OG
    143) Tanoh Kpassagnon – DE
    211) Bryan Cox – DE or C.J. Beathard – QB
    228) Aaron Jones – RB
    246) Chad Kelly – QB or Pharaoh Brown TE

    Note: For myself, the idea of only getting 670 for 660 seems light, especially for a move back into the 1st round. In my scenario, Dallas get them to throw in the 161 pick, since they have 2 picks in the 5th round and we have our 5th round pick…Boom!

    161) John Johnson – FS

    In review, I like that both TJ and Tyler as multi-players. I would be happy with either. Fabian flys, Sidney skies and Sutton is insurance until Jones gets better. Evans is a hunter. Banner is really Bruce Banner, the HULK. Tanoh is like Banner, except on the other side of the fence. Byron Cox has the bloodline as does Chip Kelly. CJ Beathard had a better 2015 (undefeated regular season) then 2016. Finally, Aaron Jones looks really solid and a steal, iMHO at 228.
    Disclaimer: They call it a “mock” for a reason.

    • Brian Martin

      This would be an amazing draft for the Cowboys.

      • EverybodyTalks

        Here is a little food for thought. Go with our regular draft #s. 28 for Bowser or Watt. 60 for Fabian. Put Evans at 92 and Tanoh at 133. I would go for Cox at 211 and keep the rest the same. I think that is still a pretty good draft.

        • Brian Martin

          That would definitely work too. I’m personally not a big fan of Tanoh or Cox. I think I would go a different direction there, but that’s just me.

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