Clarence Hill from the Star Telegram reported yesterday evening that the according to Jerry Jones, the Cowboys have already "received interest" from two teams who might like to trade up to the Cowboys no. 9 pick.
A little over a week ago, rabblerousr had a post up that looked at nine teams that might want to trade up for the ninth spot, starting from the Redskins at no. 10 through the Giants at no. 19, with only the Vikings left out.
A little further back, Cowboys Executive Vice President Stephen Jones made a statement saying the Cowboys are going to follow a BPA approach.
"We're going to take the best player that's available when it comes time for us to pick. I know that's the old saying that people get tired of hearing about, but that's what we need to do with this team. You never know who is going to be injured and who is not going to work out from year-to-year, so you just need to take good football players, and that's what we're going to do."
At the time, we took this to mean that the Cowboys would stay in the ninth spot. Today, we're not so sure anymore.
Here are rabble's original trade down scenarios. Which two teams do you think are most likely to have inquired about the Cowboys pick?
First and a fourth:
Washington 10 + 141+ 172 (1359.1 points) for Dallas 9 (1350 points)
Houston 11 + 104 + 173 (1359.2) for Dallas 9 (1350)
First and a third:
Detroit 13 + 75 (1365) for Dallas 9 + 210 (1358.4)
St. Louis 14 + 78 + 111 (1372) for Dallas 9 + 171 (1374)
Miami 15 + 79 + 110 + 143 (1353.5) for Dallas 9 (1350)
Note: Minnesota, who owns the 12th pick, has no third rounder, which makes a swap significantly more difficult to engineer.
First and a second:
Jacksonville 16 + 49 + 177 (1431.6) for Dallas 9 + 109 (1426)
New England 17 + 60 + 92 (1382) for Dallas 9 + 171 (1374)
San Diego 18 + 62 + 82 (1364) for Dallas 9 + 202 (1361.6)
NY Giants 19 + 52 + 83 (1430) for Dallas 9 + 109 (1426)