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Report: Cowboys Not Interested in Trading Up

The St. Louis Rams are reportedly looking to trade away the No. 2 overall pick



    Reports this week have the St. Louis Rams looking to trade away the No. 2 overall pick in this year’s draft. According to Calvin Watkins of ESPN Dallas, the Dallas Cowboys are not interested in moving up to that spot.

    Currently (thanks to a successful coin flip with the Ravens earlier this offseason) the Cowboys hold the No. 16 overall pick. Dallas will likely target a defensive player with that pick--perhaps a safety, but more likely a defensive lineman--to revamp a defense that posted the worst statistical season in franchise history a year ago.

    "Yeah and it's because I think we're in better shape to compete position wise on offense, our skill position, frankly our offensive line," Jones said. "Last year, we drafted a player like (tight end Gavin) Escobar. Escobar will and needs to become an important part of our offense. That's an example and we saw in (wide receiver Dwayne) Harris and we saw the playmaking ability and got the benefit of the playmaking ability that he has. We've got some playmakers, we got skill players. We got a good sound offensive line. We're in good shape on the offensive line is the best way to say it.

    “The defense, is obvious. We need players and there's only two ways to go get them, that's through free agency, that's bring them in the different types of free agents that you have and the draft and that's what we're doing."

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