Updated 1st Round Scenarios for Dallas Cowboys After Free Agency

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Updated 1st Round Scenarios for Dallas Cowboys After Free Agency

The free agency period hasn’t been nice to the Dallas Cowboys. In fact, they’ve lost more than they’ve added via free agency. Highlighted by DeMarcus Ware’s release, and Jason Hatcher’s departure, the Cowboys now have even more holes to fill. They have added some veteran depth to the defensive line, but I cannot imagine that the team will go into the 2014 NFL season as is. So, here are some first round scenarios following free agency.

Trade up for Jadeveon Clowney

Dallas Cowboys Select Jadeveon Clowney

Trade up for Jadeveon Clowney

Dallas Cowboys Select Jadeveon Clowney

The Cowboys have a huge need at defensive end following the release of DeMarcus Ware. So, can you imagine a way in which Jerry Jones could make a bigger splash than by trading up for Jadeveon Clowney?

Stay Put and Draft Aaron Donald

Dallas Cowboys Select Aaron Donald

Stay Put and Draft Aaron Donald

Dallas Cowboys Select Aaron Donald

The Cowboys will need to replace Jason Hatcher’s production at the 3-technique defensive tackle spot, and there isn’t anyone in the Draft better suited to do so than Aaron Donald.

Stay Put and Draft Timmy Jernigan

Dallas Cowboys Select Timmy Jernigan

Stay Put and Draft Timmy Jernigan

Dallas Cowboys Select Timmy Jernigan

Another guy whom I like at the 3-technique defensive tackle is Timmy Jernigan. He has the skill set, size and initial burst that teams look for in a prospective 3-technique defensive tackle.

Stay Put and Draft Zack Martin

Dallas Cowboys Select Zack Martin

Stay Put and Draft Zack Martin

Dallas Cowboys Select Zack Martin

The Cowboys are more than a few defensive players away from being legitimate contenders, so drafting an offensive lineman to further shore up the offensive line for Tony Romo’s successor wouldn't be a bad idea.

Trade Down and Get as Many Picks as Possible

Dallas Cowboys Select Dee Ford

Trade Down and Get as Many Picks as Possible

Dallas Cowboys Select Dee Ford

Another scenario, is one in which the Cowboys trade down and try to acquire as many picks as possible as they continue to try and retool this team.


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