Dallas Cowboys owner and general manager Jerry Jones hasn’t closed the door on the idea of trading the No. 18 pick in the week’s NFL Draft, but it’s a lot more likely that they’ll trade down than up.
“There’s enough depth in this draft that you sure want to keep your ears open for trades, because you could very well get as good or better player at another level,” Jones said this week, per the Dallas Morning News. “And we will have our minds open. We won’t be doing a lot before the draft, fielding many calls. It’ll probably be happening right there on draft day.”
Last year, Dallas traded up to from No. 14 to No. 6 overall to land cornerback Morris Claiborne out of LSU. At the moment, Jones doesn’t see the team going that route in 2013.
“Can you get enamored as a team with a specific player? Of course you can,” Jones said. “So they may deem it worth some picks to get up there to get him. I’m implying trading down. It’s probably more likely that you’d see something like that than you would [trading] up.”
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