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2014 NFL Draft: 5 Flashy Moves the Dallas Cowboys Might Consider on Draft Day

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5 Flashy Moves the Dallas Cowboys Might Consider on Draft Day

Jerry Jones
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The Dallas Cowboys don't always make the right moves on draft day, but they always keep it exciting. Jerry Jones is a gambler and is always looking to make a huge splash. He did it when he traded up for Dez Bryant and when he traded up for Morris Claiborne. The moves do not always work, but that doesn't stop Jerry from trying. With that in mind, let’s look at five moves that might be too intriguing for Jerry Jones to pass up if given the chance.

5. Trade up for Justin Gilbert

Justin Gilbert
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5. Trade up for Justin Gilbert

Justin Gilbert
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Dallas has spent money and picks on cornerbacks for the past few seasons, but the secondary remains a huge problem. Gilbert is the best CB in this draft and is likely to go in the top ten picks. Would Jerry dare trade up for another CB the way he did for Claiborne two years ago?

4. Draft Johnny Manziel

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4. Draft Johnny Manziel

Johnny Manziel
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I know what Jerry and everyone else associated with the Dallas Cowboys have said. They all say that they have no interest in drafting a QB at all, much less in the first round. It is easy for Jerry to say, but it may not be as easy if Johnny Manziel is sitting there when Dallas goes on the clock with the 16th pick. Jerry loves flashy players and he loves to gain headlines. Drafting “Johnny Football” would accomplish both of those things.

3. Trade up for Sammy Watkins

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3. Trade up for Sammy Watkins

Sammy Watkins
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Dallas has a nice WR duo in Dez Bryant and Terrance Williams, but they did release Miles Austin. WR is not one of the biggest needs for Dallas, but that does not mean Jerry would not trade up and take him if he starts to slip a bit.

2. Draft Mike Evans

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2. Draft Mike Evans

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Mike Evans is more interesting to me than Watkins, mainly because he is more likely to fall to No. 16 than Watkins. Evans is a big play receiver who catches almost anything in his vicinity. Dallas fans probably would not be happy with the drafting of Evans, but if he is there at 16, there is a good chance he would be the best available player on the board. Drafting the best player available is what the good drafting teams do.

1. Jadeveon Clowney

Jadeveon Clowney
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1. Jadeveon Clowney

Jadeveon Clowney
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Most Cowboys fans want Dallas to focus on defense in this year's draft and rightfully so after last season’s horrendous showing on that side of the ball. The biggest defensive “can’t miss” superstar of the draft is Jadeveon Clowney. Clowney is going to be a top five pick, so Dallas would have to trade a lot to go up and get him. With the reward being a pass-rushing physical freak like Clowney, Jerry might be willing to pull the trigger.