Jerry Jones loves to dream big and that applies to the NFL Draft.
The owner of the Dallas Cowboys gave a glimpse into his thoughts regarding draft trades when he spoke to reporters via Jon Machota from The Athletic. Jones is open to exploring new ideas even if they are too crazy to become a reality.
“We always chum. We’re always talking about possibilities,” Jones said. “There’s nothing dangerous thinking about crazy things.”
Jerry Jones on talking to other teams about potential draft trades: “We always chum. We’re always talking about possibilities. There’s nothing dangerous thinking about crazy things.”
— Jon Machota (@jonmachota) April 26, 2022
He doesn’t want Cowboys to follow a common convention. According to Michael Gehlken, the Dallas Morning News Jones stated that his team should think outside the box as “contrarians”.
Cowboys owner Jerry Jones said discussed various, interesting draft scenarios this morning. “We should be thinking out of the box. We should be contrarians.” Believes there is value in unconventional thinking as it pertains to roster construction. “Flexibility, we have it here.” pic.twitter.com/dqDpROHUKe
— Michael Gehlken (@GehlkenNFL) April 26, 2022
In recent years, Dallas has seen some major swings. The Cowboys took CeeDee Lamb in 2020 with the 17th selection, despite Amari Cooper and Michael Gallup already being rostered. After accumulating 2,037 receiving yards in three seasons, he’s now Dak Preston’s top target.
Trevon Diggs was a cornerback for the Cowboys who had 11 interceptions last year.
Dallas made another great move last year when it drafted Micah Parsons, Defensive Rookie-of-the Year. 12. Two spots were traded by the Cowboys to the Philadelphia Eagles. They jumpedfrogged the New York Giants to acquire Alabama wideout DeVontaSmith.
Nine draft picks are available for the Cowboys this year, including No. 24 and four Round 5-selections. Jones’ team could make another Day 1 move. He’s open to the possibility of moving up in the right situation.