All right Cowboys fans, are you ready for the drama of having the #1 pick in April’s NFL Draft? That could very well be happening, as former Cowboys front office man and now Dolphins GM Jeff Ireland has already suggested that the Dolphins would be very willing to move the first pick in the draft. Now, according to ESPN’s Chris Mortensen, the Cowboys could be a major player in looking to score that number one pick.
Mortensen said during a special edition of Sunday NFL Countdown that Cowboys owner Jerry Jones could be looking at making a deal for that number one pick. The guy that the Cowboys could want with that number one pick – how about Arkansas running back Darren McFadden? Mortensen said one guy that could be thrown in a deal for the number one pick is current feature back Marion Barber, who will be a restricted free agent.
Consider it a sign and trade deal, as that is what the Cowboys would do when it came to Barber, they would sign him, then use him as bait to move him to Miami along with some other draft picks (two number ones would be a start) for the number one pick. Right now the Cowboys have the 22nd pick in the first round, which they got from the Browns last season for the Brady Quinn pick.
Could Dallas actually pull this off? Yes, as they have enough former “Cowboys” guys now in the Dolphins organization, and the two parties get along well enough to make such a deal. If there’s any high profile team that would love to make headlines in making a big deal like this – it for sure would be the Cowboys.