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Cowboys 2022 Draft: Jerry Jones Claims “I Would Trade Up”

Probably the biggest theme to the Cowboys so far has been their lack of aggressiveness in . But could Dallas be saving its big moves for the upcoming ? comments earlier today may be a clue.

Speaking to the media during a regarding a new business venture, Jerry couldn't help but talk about football activities. With the 2022 Draft just two weeks away, Jones made a very specific statement regarding Dallas' positioning.

Just how far up would Dallas be willing to go? And what prospects might they be willing to sacrifice assets to acquire?

You never know who might fall. Every year there's a least a couple guys you thought were Top-10 picks who go well below the projection. If such a talent were to fall closer to the Cowboys' 24th-overall pick, Jerry is suggesting that his team may be willing to strike.

What about a guy like Georgia DT Davis, who'd fill a need position in Dallas and provide a likely upgrade over any of their current talent. Or what if they have their hearts set on a certain WR prospect like Ohio State's , or a premiere OL talent like Alabama's ?

Of course, any talk of the Cowboys trading up in a draft immediately make fans cringe with memories of in 2012. But as the saying goes, “scared money don't make money.”

One reason Dallas may be willing to sacrifice additional picks to move up is that they have several positions which are arguably set for 2022. When you look at the current talent at QB, RB, CB, S there doesn't feel like a need for a premium pick to be used. Even spots like TE, OT, and DE are reasonably well stocked, though upgrade opportunities certainly exist.

Multiple grains of salt should be taken with anything that comes out of Jerry's mouth, especially in the days leading up to a draft. But if his comment was genuine, the Cowboys may be more aggressive in the early rounds of the 2022 Draft than they've been during this first month of free agency.

Jess Haynie
Jess Haynie
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The only player that I would trade up for in this class is Davis. With him stuffing the middle and Parsons behind him being everywhere, I think this D could be decent. I still have concerns about the ends though.

Cowboy Fan Ed

Thats the problem with this Organization Jerry saying that he would trade up……He shouldn’t be the one deciding if they should trade up! It should be the decision of the head coach and his staff and a general manager that knows what they are doing!! But I guess if your the owner you can do what you want to do!


With the depth in this draft, trading up in the 1st is a big mistake. We need too much help in too many places to burn a bunch of draft picks to move up any appreciable amount in the 1st.

Now, if he was taking about bundling a few of our 5th and 6th rounders to get an extra pick in the 2nd, 3rd, or even 4th, I might go for that.

James Rodriguez

While I do believe that Jerry Jones wants to win , sadly his ego gets in the way . He’s tried to do what Jimmy Johnson was able to , and 26 years and counting , it’s been a failure . He gets way to caught up in the measureables and athleticism, but overlooks football players .

gary b

This isn’t news. Just Jerry trying to drum up interest during the silly season. No trade up in the 1st, but wouldn’t be opposed to doing it in the 2nd….if a player of interest falls.


Putting out the vague hint that you might interested in moving up is prudent NFL business. Particularly with a lackluster QB draft. Letting teams that might entertain a move down know your phone lines are open is smart. So long as it’s not a call that is initiated from Jones …

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