An NFL writer has proposed a blockbuster trade proposal that has the Dallas Cowboys moving up to take one of the top-ranked prospects in this year’s draft.
The Cowboys hold the No. 26 selection in the 2023 NFL Draft, which will run from Apr. 27-29 in Kansas City, Missouri. Last year, Dallas spent its first-round pick (24th overall) on Tulsa offensive tackle Tyler Smith.
Bleacher Report’s Alex Ballentine proposed three hypothetical blockbuster draft trades for the Cowboys. One of Ballentine’s ideas? Having Dallas send the No. 26 and No. 90 selections to the rival Green Bay Packers in exchange for the No. 15 and No. 170 picks to grab Texas Longhorns’ running back Bijan Robinson.
“Now the Cowboys go into the 2023 draft with a shot at grabbing another star RB in Bijan Robinson. The Texas product is ranked No. 4 overall on Bleacher Report’s big board…The question is whether the team would be willing to wait if he’s still on the board after the Eagles pick at No. 10. It feels like the next obvious landing spot is No. 19 with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
This trade would allow them to get in front and work with a Green Bay Packers team that should be willing to trade back. They have a tight cap situation that hasn’t allowed them to be very active in free agency, so an additional third-rounder could be useful.”
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Dallas used its franchise tag on Tony Pollard, who led the club with 1,007 rushing yards. Veteran RB Ezekiel Elliott was released in a cap-saving move last month, and the two-time rushing champion remains a free agent.
Robinson is regarded as one of the best running back prospects in ages. But of course, we’re in an era where teams rarely spend early-to-mid first-round selections on running backs. So it’s truly anybody’s guess where Robinson will fall this year.
The Texas product rushed for 1,580 yards and 18 touchdowns as well as 19 receptions for 314 receiving yards and two touchdowns. In 2021, Robinson had 1,127 rushing yards and 11 rushing scores.
Last season, Pollard proved that he is more than capable of taking on the RB1 role in Dallas. He finished with more rushing yards than Elliott despite carrying the ball 38 less times. But if a can’t-miss prospect like Robinson is available for Dallas, don’t be shocked if Jerry Jones ends up making the move for him.WANT MORE FROM TOTALPROSPORTS? FOLLOW US ON GOOGLE NEWS.